Curtain Wall Edit Mode

Any placed Curtain Wall instance is defined by Curtain Wall System Settings. However, you can use Edit mode and its dedicated member-specific tools to access and change the individual members of a selected Curtain Wall, or to add new custom members to it, using the same input, selection and editing methods as in the normal ARCHICAD workspace.
Note: The color settings of the Curtain Wall Toolbox are the same as for the Tracker. Set these colors at Options > Work Environment > Tracker and Coordinate Input.
To edit the System-level Settings without leaving Edit mode, click the System Settings command at the bottom of the Edit mode display palette.
When in Edit mode, you can save and load your Favorite settings individually for each tool, as with any other ARCHICAD tool.
In the individual Tool Settings for Curtain Wall members in Edit mode, layer assignment is displayed but cannot be edited. All Curtain Wall members will be placed on the layer determined by the Curtain Wall Settings; layer assignment cannot be individually set for its members.
Another way to enter Edit mode: select the Curtain Wall, then the Design > Modify Curtain Wall > Edit System command.
Note: This only works if you have selected a single Curtain Wall. If the selection includes several disparate Curtain Walls, the Edit button will not appear, and you cannot edit individual members of any of them.
Note: If the contents of the 3D window do not include the Curtain Wall, you cannot use Curtain Wall edit mode. Make sure that the Curtain Wall can be seen in the 3D window before entering Curtain Wall edit mode.
To edit the System-level Settings without leaving Edit mode, click the System Settings command at the bottom of the Edit mode display palette.
When you have completed your modifications to the selected Curtain Wall in Edit mode, click OK in the Edit mode Display palette to save changes and return to the 3D window, or Cancel to discard changes.
(The same commands are available from a menu: Design > Modify Curtain Wall > Finish Edit System or Cancel Edit System.)
While you are in Edit mode, each Undo command will discard only the last modification.
Right after you leave Edit mode, clicking Undo a single time will discard all the changes you just made in Edit mode.
Note: The Edit mode display palette is a display-only editing aid and does not affect the construction or the output of the Curtain Wall element.
Note: If you have trouble identifying the edges of these model elements shown as the Environment, try checking the Contours box (use Draft or Best) in View > 3D View Options > 3D Window Settings.
Note: In Curtain Wall Edit mode, you can use the Marquee to limit the scope of the Find & Select function – to find certain Curtain Wall members either inside or outside the Marquee.
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