Posts Tagged ‘Dimension’

Associative Level Dimensions with Gravity.

24 February 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

With the Level Dimensions in ARCHICAD 19, the gravity function has been integrated into the Level Dimension Tool. So if you select the tool, and click on an element (eg. Roof, Slab, etc) it will automatically gravitate to that level. If there are multiple elements overlapping, you can select which one to highlight using the tab button (and

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How big is a room?

15 June 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you want to quickly work out and show the area of a space all you need to do is draw a Fill and activate the Show Area Text option…


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Elevation dimension

5 September 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are placing dimensions in your section/elevation, you may have to change the default settings for the dimension tool to use the right ‘Elevation dimension’ symbol. Go to the default settings from the Toolbox>Document>double click Dimension Under Type and Font select the Elevation Dimension:  


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Roof thickness – Vertical

31 July 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

You may  know about the Roof thickness  is usually a parallel dimension related of the roof angle. However, if you want to enter the roof thickness as a vertical dimension, if the roof is a simple roof, you can open the settings and click the option to the right  and assign the dimension to be

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Dimension your building quickly

15 May 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, General, Tip of the Day

How much time do you spend dimensioning your floor plans?  Did you know that like almost every other drawing  process ArchiCAD has the ability to do this for you? First thing to do is select all of your walls (select the wall tool in the tool box and then CTRL + A for PC or

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Removing the decimal place in area text for fill

28 March 2011 Cadimage No Comments
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If you like to remove the decimal places in area text or fill go to Options > Project Preferences > Dimensions > Choose the dimension type, fill in the case  and change the decimal units. Note you will need to save your “custom” dimension style as a new type to enable it to be saved

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X-Y only dimensions

25 February 2011 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD’s dimensioning logic allows you to place dimension lines in any direction.  Within any planar view (plan, section, elevation, detail etc) you can limit the placement to X & Y only using the Toolbar icon, so that you can be assured your dimensions are correct.


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Dimension Window heights

31 January 2011 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can get the Dimension Tool to automatically dimension the height of openings by ticking Display the Height of Openings as well, within the Dimension Details section of the Dimension Settings.


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Composite wall dimensioning

13 January 2011 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

By default the Dimension Tool is set to dimension only the Core of a composite wall.  You can change this by entering the Dimension Settings, go to Dimension Details and un-tick Dimension only the Core.


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Dimension source elements

18 November 2010 Mark Horrocks 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can find the source of a dimension by pre-selecting (use Shift Key) the dimension witness line and ArchiCAD will highlight what was originally selected to create the dimension. In this example the window was the source of the pre-selected witness line.


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