The highest level logical unit in ARCHLine.XP is the building, which is made up of its floor plan levels, elements created on these levels, and layers that help displaying the elements. A project can handle multiple buildings, of which one building can be actively edited at a time, while the others appear in lower color tones. Depending on the site, the buildings can be assigned different altitudes.
Location: Edit levels dialog > List of buildings
ARCHLine.XP can have multiple buildings in one plan. There are several ways to switch between buildings.
1. In the project navigator, click the level name. Here you can also switch levels within a building.
|Building 1 is active
|Building 2 is active
2. Clicking on any element of the inactive building will display a green arrow marker. By clicking on it, the given building will be active, ie editable.
3. Right-click on any element of the inactive building. With the Change Level / Building command, the building will be active, ie editable.
Buildings can be renamed later in the Project Navigator by right-clicking on the level name.
Buildings can be deleted in the List of Buildings dialog. Attention, deleting a building cannot be undo!
Inactive buildings can be displayed in three ways.
- With a replacement color
- With a faint halftone color
- With original colors
The display mode for inactive buildings can be set in the File - Options - Graphics panel.
The color of inactive buildings can be adjusted in the File - Options - Graphics panel.
You can turn off the visibility of inactive buildings on the floor plan in the List of Buildings dialog.
Visualization in 3D
On the 3D model, in the dialog that appears after issuing the View - 3D Model - Build 3D command, set the list according to the Selecting floor plans by storeys for 3D model construction to Custom. In the Select Floors pop-up dialog, you can select what to display in the 3D view for each building and level.