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
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…
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:
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.