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9.03 Adjusting story levels


You may have already created the stories of your building. In this step, we’ll adjust them to the as-built project, with the help of BIMmTool Pro’s orthophoto, combined with an Archicad section.

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Attention:
Make sure all your scan positions are linked to the ground floor and that the point cloud zero level height matches the ground floor base level. The ground floor level can not be edited in a later step because it would result in breaking the continuity of the point cloud.

Choose a display option that shows the point cloud with good visibility on the floor plan (25%) and look for a distinct area that would fit to create a section. 

Follow the steps described in Chapter 5.01 to create a vertical orthophoto. 

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Select the vertical orthophoto you have just made by activating its check box and pick Create section from the dropdown list in the Target type column.


Verify the section name and the layer on which you want it to appear, and hit Refresh.


(Read more about connecting BIMm Jobs here.)

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A new item appears in the Project map: an Archicad section is automatically created that combines the model section with the vertical orthophoto.


Let’s explore this Archicad section.

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Activate the story level lines in the Section Settings dialog.


We will use these lines to verify and adjust story levels in the model according to the survey data.

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Select the Edit Story Levels command from the context menu by right- clicking at one of the story level lines.

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In the story editing mode, drag the story level lines to match them with the captured floor surface levels shown on the orthophoto.



Attention:

Do not change the Ground Floor story level line.

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Hit OK in the dialog to apply the as-built story levels:

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Attention:
If you want to fine tune the story levels, do it in this step. Any modification of the story levels in a later phase would result in breaking the continuity of the point cloud.