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This is an old question that has been posed before but with X6 I thought it would be different. When polyline solids, 3D molding lines and architectural blocks are drawn on floor 2 they show up in renderings and elevations on floor 2 but they are on floor 1 in plan view. In plan view I can copy them to floor 2 holding position and delete them from floor 1 and all is correct.

 

I must be missing something basic as this is a lot of extra work. I have polyline solids, molding lines and arch blocks on the first floor also and when selected the only way to tell which floor it is on is the Z position and the first floor plan is cluttered with extraneous items.

 

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I must be missing something basic as this is a lot of extra work.

I agree that this is a little annoying but I would suggest you make a bug report to Tech Support (improper function) or perhaps as a "Suggestion" for improvement.

 

I have observed that I can copy-paste-hold-position of any created poly-line solid object to any floor i wish and that this extra step required is not a lot of "extra work" but rather just work. Anything that reduces "clicks" is appreciated and it seems to me that they could rewrite the script so that the poly-line custom objects appear on the aparent floor on which they are created but I can also see that objects created in elevation-cross section cameras might be a little dicey for the software to "be aware" of what particular floor they are created upon under such conditions.

 

I am merely happy I can control the plan view position as I mentioned, I have, in the past also used line color and custom layer naming to "handle" such objects until I figured out that they can be copy-pasted to any floor without changing their "Z" axis location.

 

DJP

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Is it true that the program is set up to use the absolute elevations on these problematic items?  Furniture seems fine, but polyline solids and pillows are my current issue.  I agree that if created in a plan view on an upper floor, that is where they should be.  What is the procedure for suggestions to the Chief Architect technical team? 

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I had this same issue and submitted a support ticket for it recently. The suggestion I received from CA was to use the "P-solid" tool on the toolbar to create an object when in elevation view rather than creating a polyline and then converting it to a polyline solid.

I added the "P-solid" button to my toolbar set so I could access it quickly. You can find the button if you search under the customize toolbar area. Now when I creat p-solids, they appear on the correct floor.

 

Not sure about architectural blocks or moldings, but maybe there are buttons for those? Hope this helps.

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