Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:30 pm
I couldn't agree more.
I've been trying to generate a road layout, offsetting kerbs from centre lines, and footpaths from kerbs etc.
I really struggle with this command, which was a breeze in Autocad, where you could offset individual elements, or join them up as a polyline and then offset the whole lot.
In Archicad, however, I find that if I use the magic wand to select the element I wished to be offset, the actual number of elements that are offset appears to be random. For example, if I want to offset 2 straight lines that are connected by an arc, selecting the straight line, may, or may not, offset only the line, or it may offset the line and the adjacent arc, or all three elements. If it consistently offset all connected elements, this would be ideal - however if it only offsets one element on some occasions and more on other occasions, then inevitably you end up a series of multiple, overlapping lines and arcs. In short, a mess.
It appears to make no difference whether or not the lines and arcs are grouped.
Archicad Ver 19 on Mac OSX 10.9.5