Global Settings Affecting Zone Data and Display

by GRAPHISOFT, Andor Szőke and Emőke Csikós · updated: 11.21.2016

Options->Project Preferences->Zones Dialog

 

01-project-pref

 

Zone Instance Setting affecting Zone Data

Zone Settings Dialog –> Name and Positioning panel

 

02-zone-settings

Zone Settings->Area Calculation panel

 

03-zone-settings

 

Other Element’s Instance Setting affecting Zone Data

Wall Settings Dialog->Geometry and Positioning panel

 

04-wall-settings

Wall/Column Settings Dialog->Model panel->Relation to Zones drop-down list

 

05-wall-settings

Fill Settings Dialog->General Settings panel->Subtract from Zones checkbox

 

06-fill-settings

Line/Arc/Circle/Polyline/Spline Settings Dialog->General Settings panel->Zone Boundary checkbox

 

07-line-settings

 

Actions affecting Zone Data

Design->Crop Zone Dialog

 

08-crop-zones

Design->Solid Element Operations performed on Zones

 

09-seo

 

Elements’ Geometry affecting Zone Data

Zone 3D shape and behaviour affected by Slanted Walls/Columns/Beams etc.

Position of Zone Reference Point

  • If you place the Zone Stamp with one of the automatic recognition methods, you will see a cross appear inside the Zone at the location that you first clicked to define the Zone’s area. This cross indicates the reference point of the Zone. This point is used as the starting point of boundary recognition for subsequent updating actions.

 

 

Global Setting affecting Zones’ View

Options->Project Preferences->Dimensions/Calculation Units & Rules Dialog

 

10-calc-units

Zone Stamp Library Parts and their parameters

 

11-parameters

Options->Element Attributes->Zone Categories

 

12-zone-categ

Document->Model View->Model View Options->Options for Construction Elements panel->Zone options->Show Zone Stamp checkbox

 

13-mvo

View->Elements in 3D View->Filter and Cut Elements in 3D Dialog->Element Types to Show in 3D field

15-filter

Actions affecting Zones’ View

Design->Update Zones Dialog – Update of Zones depending on how GDL is written

14-update

 

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • 1   ​1

Related content

Zone Categories

Each zone you create in your project is assigned a Zone category in the Zone’s Settings dialog box. This Zone Category defines: the color of the zone background, and the type of Zone Stamp object used for the zone. The main function of zone categories…

Zones

Zones are spatial units in your Project. Usually, they represent rooms; wings of a building; blocks of a housing estate or functional areas of a building. Zones in 3D can also be used for simple mass modeling; and they form the basis of the Model Review…