Generally for a single story house you need to create 3 Storys; 0.Sea Level/ Datum, 1.Ground Floor & 2.Roof. 0.Sea Level/ Datum is where you construct your 3D mesh and draw your site info. 1.Ground Floor is where you Model your ground floor; walls, slab, windows/ doors, furniture etc. This is also where you ‘Draw’
If you are in ArchiCAD 16 or 17, you can edit manually the view attributes for the roof covering to each story level, that can be enabled it in the Parameters: Roof covering settings>Parameters>Display options>Use same pens for all views> Now you can change the attributes for the home story, the stories below, 3d, and
When placing an object you have the ability to control its visibility on different Stories. Within the objects Settings, go to Floor Plan and Section > FLOOR PLAN DISPLAY > Show on Stories, use the pullout menu to the right and choose the desired story visibility.
If you have placed an element on an incorrect story, simply select it, go to its Selection Settings (Ctrl+T or Command+T), within Geometry and Positioning, select the down arrow next to Home Story:, choose Select Story… and from the new dialog choose the Story you wish the element to be on.
The Shortcut Key to go Up a Story is Ctrl+UpArrow (PC) or Command+UpArrow (MAC). The Shortcut Key to go Down a Story is Ctrl+DownArrow (PC) or Command+DownArrow (MAC). Note: If you reach the top or bottom most story ‘Create New Story’ dialog box will come up.