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Shoegnome Open Template v26.31 for Archicad 26

I know I just did a big update to the template yesterday. But then someone asked me about existing door display and I realized I could fix a long standing annoyance. For the longest time I’ve had to manually manage the display of existing door leafs to be gray rather than in color. This isn’t an issue for people who don’t do color drawings. I’ve mentioned this problem to GRAPHISOFT, but it’s clearly not on the top of their list (or mine). Please, GRAPHISOFT, fix my cabinet wishes!!!

If you use my template to do remodels and additions, you’ll absolutely want to grab the latest version with these fixes. Below is a video explaining the Graphic Overrides I created to make existing doors display properly in Archicad.

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Shoegnome Open Template v26.31 changes:

  1. Graphic Override Rule (New) – 5 | Graphic Fix – Existing Door Leaf
  2. Graphic Override Rule (New) – 5 | Graphic Fix – Existing Window Sash
  3. Graphic Override Combination (Revised) – 2 | Grayscale (Structural)
  4. Graphic Override Combination (Revised) – 1 | Default, Zones (Empty)
  5. Graphic Override Combination (Revised) – 1 | No Separator Lines
  6. Graphic Override Combination (Revised) – 1 | Uniform Line Weight
  7. Graphic Override Combination (Revised) – 1 | Bearing Walls Highlighted
  8. Graphic Override Combination (Revised) – 2 | Grayscale (Structural)
  9. Graphic Override Combination (New) – 6 ———- Graphic Fix Options ———-
  10. Graphic Override Combination (New) – 6 | Default, Zones (Empty), Existing Door Leafs (Color)
  11. Graphic Override Combination (New) – 6 | Uniform Line Weight, Existing Door Leafs (Color)

Note: I also updated the Graphic Override (Combination and Rules) for my structural drawings. I found some errors in the display of bearing walls and columns, and cleaned up the display of non-bearing elements.

What are you waiting for?

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  • March 23, 2023

    Sandile Dludla

    thank you for the update would you be able to one for South Africa SANS 10400 standards , I

  • May 11, 2023


    Im drawing a blank on how ti load this updated file.

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