Global Settings Affecting Zone Data and Display

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

Options->Project Preferences->Zones Dialog




Zone Instance Setting affecting Zone Data

Zone Settings Dialog –> Name and Positioning panel



Zone Settings->Area Calculation panel




Other Element’s Instance Setting affecting Zone Data

Wall Settings Dialog->Geometry and Positioning panel



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



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



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




Actions affecting Zone Data

Design->Crop Zone Dialog



Design->Solid Element Operations performed on Zones




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



Zone Stamp Library Parts and their parameters



Options->Element Attributes->Zone Categories



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



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


Actions affecting Zones’ View

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



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