How to tidy 2D documents: Fill Consolidation

12 May 2014 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
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Have you ever looked at a project with loads of 2D fills and wanted to tidy them?  This can happen particularly when you copy paste from coloured sections or elevations.  It would be much easier to manage and manipulate this type of data if the elements were tidied up in to fewer elements.

The good news is that ArchiCAD has a tool specifically for this job.  First of all, select the Fill elements you want to tidy and then choose Edit > Reshape > Fill Consolidation…

A Wizard will then appear to show the options available in the Consolidation process…

fill consolidation dialog

This only works with Fills – click here to see related article on Linework Consolidation.