Posts Tagged ‘details’

Lose the Boundaries (on Details and Worksheets!)

22 May 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

How often do you create a Detail or Worksheet and then find you have to delete the boundary that appears?  And then again each time the view updates!  Personally, I do it a lot until I remember to go and turn the function off in the Work Environment!


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Details with text or without?

23 December 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

How do you prefer your details? When you create a Detail Drawing in ArchiCAD it will not show text by default.  This however can be changed.  If you would like Text to be copied across from the view, simply un-check the Copy construction elements only option…


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3D details

22 August 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you use the 3D cutaway tool and then go to your 3D view, you can save it as a 3D document. Right click in the 3D view and


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Creating Tidy detail sheets

30 August 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In the image below you can see that I have made sure that all of my joinery sections and text lines up, giving the detail sheet a  nice tidy look and feel. There is a very simple trick that I use to get my details to look like this.  I have a Master layout for

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Do you draw a lot of repetitive details?

8 August 2013 cadimage 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, General, Support, Tip of the Day

Do you find that you are constantly drawing the same details?  Ok so they might not be exactly the same but are close enough.  Why not make a module file of the detail so that you can take some of the repetitiveness out of the job.  It is a really simple process. Firstly draw the

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Classifying details

10 May 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Do you need to reference in details from different disciplines such as Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil engineers? Do you want to be able to easily identify whose details are whose? Use different Marker Heads on your details to clearly identify different disciplines. Open the Marker Head tab in the detail settings, Use different shapes to

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