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DaveF.
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I still Can’t understand View Ranges

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03-06-2012 10:27 AM

 

Can someone please help me comprehend?:

 

Level 4 = 66.250

Level 5= 69.190

 

I have a Lift shaft overrun roof that sticks above Level 4 by 1700mm with a covering slab – Generic 200mm. Therefore the distance from the top of slab to Level 5 = 1265mm.

 

The Level 5 view range parameters are all associated with Level 5. The Top & Cut Offset Levels are 600/300 respectively.

 

The problem is I can only get the lift shaft roof slab to not be visible if I set the Bottom Offset to only -45!

 

With it set to this value the View Depth Offset works as expected, showing the slab if at -1265 or lower, but if I amend the Bottom Offset to anything lower than -45 changing the View Depth makes no difference!  

 

What am I not understanding?

 

Cheers

Dave F.

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Alfredo_Medina
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Message 2 of 15 (1,265 Views)

Re: I still Can’t understand View Ranges

03-06-2012 10:52 AM in reply to: DaveF.

In level 5 plan view, do you want to see the slab that covers the shaft, or not? If not, where are you going to show that slab? In Level 4 floor plan? That needs to be clarified. I would show the walls of the shaft at the level 4 floor plan, and the slab at the Level 5 floor plan, but it depends how you want to show it.

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ccollins
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Re: I still Can’t understand View Ranges

03-06-2012 10:55 AM in reply to: DaveF.

see attached.

 

Hope this helps.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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DaveF.
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Message 4 of 15 (1,258 Views)

Re: I still Can’t understand View Ranges

03-06-2012 10:59 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Thanks for the reply, but I'm not sure of it's relevance to my Q. I know where I want to show the slab & I thought i made it clear, but that's not what I asked.

 

I'm trying to understand why the Bottom offset has to be set to only -45 to get it the slab to hide seeing as the slab is over 1200mm below that.

 

Dave F.

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Re: I still Can’t understand View Ranges

03-06-2012 11:06 AM in reply to: DaveF.

Hi

 

Just to be clear, my previous reply was directied to Alfredo.

 

ccolins, I've seen this image before, but I still don't see the significance of the 45mm. If I set both the Bottom & View depth to -500mm the slab still displays even though it's well below that level.

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Alfredo_Medina
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Message 6 of 15 (1,243 Views)

Re: I still Can’t understand View Ranges

03-06-2012 11:13 AM in reply to: DaveF.

Well, the question is relevant, because depending on what we want to show,  is how we set a view range.

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Message 7 of 15 (1,238 Views)

Re: I still Can’t understand View Ranges

03-06-2012 11:17 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Hi Alfredo

 

"The problem is I can only get the lift shaft roof slab to not be visible if I set the Bottom Offset to only -45!"

 

Are you able to help with my query?

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ccollins
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Message 8 of 15 (1,235 Views)

Re: I still Can’t understand View Ranges

03-06-2012 11:19 AM in reply to: DaveF.

You can always try using a Plan Region to set the View Range, in a limited area just where needed

independently of the main view.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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Message 9 of 15 (1,219 Views)

Re: I still Can’t understand View Ranges

03-06-2012 11:24 AM in reply to: ccollins

Hi

Yes, ccollins, that's one of a few work arounds to hide it that I've considered but according to the sketch you posted, as it's below the bottom/view depth I shouldn't have to do any workarounds.  :smileysad:

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Alfredo_Medina
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Message 10 of 15 (1,206 Views)

Re: I still Can’t understand View Ranges

03-06-2012 12:09 PM in reply to: DaveF.

See illustration.

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