Sometimes on a detailed drawing, it can be difficult to see where the Special Snap Points are on an element (half way along a wall, at a distance or x divisions etc).
In that case, why not change the colour to be something that stands out a little bit more? I would suggest a colour that is bright and will get your attention… and is not used much / at all in your documentation.
To change the settings, go to Options> Work Environment> On Screen Options
Double click in the box highlighted above and then choose a new colour.
For ArchiCAD 18 we have included an ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document to fully explain its features. The NZE Template has been 10+ years of development and refining and a quick read of the document may reveal advantages & features you were previously unaware of. So in creating a company specific template it is best
If you are placing lamps in a hallway or stairs, you may need to have a three way switch at both ends of the stair. Just place the regular switches using the Cadimage Electrical Tool. Finally select the lamp(s) and the switches and go to the menu Cadimage>Electrical>Add Wiring.
By breaking the link of your external drawings, they automatically become embedded into your file.
We can exchange 3D models between our collaborative team using the power of the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) file format. ArchiCAD has been involved with the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability, BuildingSMART) organisation since 1996, and have certified IFC import and export functions. Importing an IFC model into ArchiCAD is as simple as using the
CAD standards is a hot topic and with software evolving they have to adapt to work well with the new automated systems to improve your workflow. The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document included with your ArchiCAD 18 under Help>ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template can easily create the basis of your CAD Standards. With this you can
It was great to see the Auckland ArchiCAD User Group up and going again! We’d a great attendance last night and opened up our facilities for everyone to use. Lots of talk of ArchiCAD 18 and how the new features are going to make a real difference in the workplace. If you are interested in
If you wish to create a ramp, you can draw in plan view the shape of the ramp using the FILL tool, then draw in the center of the ramp a reference line (using the LINE tool) that indicates the starting point and the end point of the slope of the ramp. Select the fill
You can get the Pet Pallete out of your way by simply change the setting to ‘Jump to Preferred Location’ in your work environment.
When you have finished creating your Grids, Lock the Layer in ALL your Layer Combinations, which will make it very difficult to accidentally edit its position.