Posts Tagged ‘dimensions’

Dimensions with no Comma separators

10 January 2017 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

May have found already information online how to remove the Commas for dimensions in Windows computers:


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Option to Show Dimension Text Only in ARCHICAD 20

11 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Use this option to display the dimension text only, without any lines. This checkbox is available for linear, radial and angle dimensions, to comply with some local standards. You can display a reference line (on-screen only) for this type of dimension as an aid in editing: turn it on at View > On-Screen View Options

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Show your Area

3 November 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Add Secondary Dimensions to your documents

24 September 2015 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to show Dimensions in another format to your normal type.  Rather than completely re-create them, you can add a Secondary Dimension. To do this, select a Dimension Line (or multiple) and go to Document> Document Extras> Secondary Dimensions> Convert Dimensions…   Depend on the format you choose, you will be present with

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Extended Witness Lines

15 September 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

The Dimension Tool has the option to set witness lines on Linear Dimensions as extended or not…   This is set in the Dimensions Tool as highlighted below (and also as a shortcut in the Infobox)…


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Finding the Door Leaf dimensions

28 August 2015 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day, Tools

Finding the Door Leaf dimensions is a question we are often asked on the support desk.  They are available in a subset of Leaf settings (Door Leaf> Left or Right Leaf) as highlighted below…


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Control your Linear dimensions

30 April 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you find that there are too many options presented to you when using Linear Dimensions, you can switch the Geometry Method to limit these to Horizontal or Vertical only…


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Make linear dimensioning easier

20 March 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you find that there are too many options presented to you when using Linear Dimensions, you can switch the Geometry Method to limit these to Horizontal or Vertical only…


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Dimension styles

9 June 2011 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Dimensions and their display options are defined by the Dimension Styles you have set in the Project Preferences. Like Layer Combinations and Model View Options these can be modified and variations created to suit your project / company standard. These are accessed via the Options Menu >  Project Preferences > Dimensions It’s worth noting that

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Dimensioning and the Tracker

5 April 2011 James Service No Comments
Tip of the Day

Care taken to create an accurate model means accurate dimensions and less rework and “fudging” in the documentation phase. This care and attention to detail need also to be applied in the placement of dimensions. ArchiCAD’s Preselection Highlight and the Tracker give good feedback to ensure that when placing dimensions you are dimensioning the correct

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