ArchiCAD automatically adjusts between Polar (Distance / Angle) and Cartesian (X / Y) Coordinate input method depending the geometry method being used.
Typically linear elements will use the Polar method and rectangular elements will use the Cartesian but sometimes you may want to override this and choose what is most appropriate.
Polar Coordinate input example…
Cartesian Coordinate input example…
To switch between the two methods – simply press the slash key on your keyboard…
Want to align objects, text or drawings on your layout sheets? Edit > Align allows you to align selected elements with each other. Left / Right – All selected elements will align to the left/right most black node (bounding-box point) of the selected elements. Top and Bottom – Does the same as Left and Right but are the topmost /
When setting up your project, try to avoid using negative stories. We should have our mesh created on the Zero story and the first constructed floor goes on Story one. The number of the Story really doesn’t matter. Think of it this way, If we have six stories of basement that we have to create,
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
Have you forgotten a keyboard shortcut? Or would you like to learn a few more to work more efficiently? To find out what keyboard shortcuts ArchiCAD is using, go to Options> Work Environment> Keyboard Shortcuts and click Show Shortcut List in Browser To add your own shortcuts, see this article… http://blog.cadimage.com/2009/02/creating-keyboard-shortcuts/
Have you ever imported 2D data from a dwg or dxf only to find there are loads and loads of individual lines? It would be much easier to manage and manipulate this type of data if the elements were tidied up. The good news is that ArchiCAD has a tool specifically for this job. First
Creating a view for each elevation, detail or internal elevation? Create a clone folder!
If you place a Cadimage Switch object using the Electrical tool. You may change ‘manually’ the switch connection to: Single switch 2-Way switch Intermediate For ARCHICAD 20 go to the Cadimage Switch settings For ARCHICAD 19 Just go to the settings> Symbol>Specification>Display settings:
Once you have placed a wall covering you can choose to change the wall side placement by clicking the flip button: For ARCHICAD 20 For ARCHICAD 19 and older
open a perspective 3D view MAC: option +F3 WIN: Shift + F3 Open axonometry 3D view MAC: command + F3 WIN: Ctrl + F3