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runxel wrote: ↑Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:59 pm If only finally Windows and Doors could be their "own" elements. (I know, they kinda are, but mostly not. In other news try to SEO a door e.g.)I agree. The opening could be generated with the door/window or the door/window adapt to the previously placed opening automatically, but in any case opening and door/window should be different things.
The whole time I thought that openings are the beginning of the replacements for door-/window holes.
See, at the moment windows and doors also bring their own openings with them. But this is actually a conflated logic that has its origins in the fact of fewer computer ressources back then.
But the workflow is actually quite different, I think.
I define an opening; if there will be a door, a window, none of those, doesn't matter.
Windows and doors should parametrically attach to openings.
This would also help with Reno, since if we demolish a door or window the opening will be closed automatically. But this is by far not always what our intention as designer was.
If you think this thought is way off, think again. There already is this attaching-logic implemented in Archicad: Railings can be tied to slabs and stairs.
They, too, should be made to possibly attach to openings (as lanyard rail e.g.).
Erwin Edel wrote: ↑Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:28 am I'm sure this will be useful to someone, but the day I need a tool to show me that, I think is the day my eyesight has finally failed meHaha, yeah... Maybe this one is really easy to spot. But maybe not, if there was a beam instead of a column, and it would be only a few centimeters too low, and a building of several thousands of m². Suddenly, this is not so easy anymore, right?
There are options to show the 'required minimal space' in floor plans though. It would just require a similar option as with the stair tool to turn this in to a Model View Option with a 3D representation.