Missing Elements in 2D and 3D Views

by GRAPHISOFT, Katalin Takács and Greg Kmethy · updated: 11.16.2012

If you can realize missing elements or blank window, the following possibilities are worth to check:

2D

  • Model View Options (Document/Set Model View/Model View Options)
  • Renovation Filter options (Document/Set Renovation Filter/Renovation Filter Options)
  • Layers (Document/Layers/Layer Settings)
  • Partial Structure Display (Document/Partial Structure Display)
  • Trace and Reference palette: Make Fills and Zones transparent setting if On-Screen view options: Vectorial Hatching off
  • Most of the Objects in the default ArchiCAD Library have an option to set the 2D Detail Level (Object Settings » Parameters » 2D Representation » 2D Detail Level).

3D

  • There is no missing macro in libraries (this sometimes aborts model creation)
  • No 3D cut plane is turned on (View/ Elements in 3D View/ 3D Cutaway)
  • “Elements to show in 3D” is not filtering out all element types (View/ Elements in 3D View/ Filter Elements in 3D)
  • Layers are on (Document/ Layers/ Layer Settings)
  • Camera is not far off (View/ Zoom/ Fit in Window)
  • A badly written object does not abort 3D model generation (Navigator » Info » Report)
  • Try deleting library cache (locate and delete ArchiCADGdlBinCode.dat)
  • The Renovation filter is set properly (Document/Set Renovation Filter/Renovation Filter Options)

Layout

  • Master items on Layout are turned on (View/ On-Screen view options/ Master items on Layout)
  • Layers are on (Document/ Layers/ Layer Settings)

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