Translucent elements

Last updated: Jan 08, 2024 11:17:02
  • For more productive work with the model, there is a visualization mode in which you can assign translucency to selected objects. 

    These parameters can be defined either with the "Apply Translucency" command for selected objects and individually in the "Properties" dialog box.

    The degree of translucency is defined in the "Visualization" dialog box.

How to manage the translucency of elements

How to manage the translucency of elements
  • In the new version of the program, for the "Elements translucency" mode, the way of selecting constructive objects is changed. Now to select them, it is necessary just to click the object's edge. For example, it allows you to select columns that are behind the wall. This option greatly simplifies the process of selecting the necessary objects in the model.

  • In LIRA-CAD module, you can use a visualization filter that allows you to select the currently active storey for better visibility. When the filter is activated, objects that belong to the current storey will automatically become visible, while objects on other storey will be hidden.

    This mode also provides flexible setting of the "Display together with current storey" option that is activated when you hold down the SHIFT key and click the "Current storey only" command. In this mode it is possible to configure which elements of adjacent storeys should be displayed together with the currently active storey, such as load-bearing walls, partitions and columns that belong to adjacent storeys above or below the current storey.

  • The new version of the software has added the ability to display "underlays" on certain storeys; it greatly facilitates the process of generating and analysing the building model.

    Moreover, there is an option to hide the soil model when visualising only the current storey is visualized.

  • The visual isolation of the active storey is improved. The visibility filter can now be applied to: pile arrays, wind loads and soil pressure loads on basement walls.