Posts Tagged ‘Display’

Grid Display and the Editing Plane

3 May 2017 Tate Gibbes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

One of the questions I get asked frequently while training people and on the support desk is how to turn off the Editing Plane and how to change the Grid display.  These are both quite simple things to rectify. To turn off the Editing Plane display, go to the View Menu and simply click on

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Background fill for Doors and Windows

27 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Find the Cadimage Door or Window opening background here: For ARCHICAD 20     For ArchiCAD 18 and 19  


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Display of Slab Fills in different stories.

11 March 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19

If you have activated the Cover Fills on a Slab, you may want to display or not the fills in different stories. In order to achieve that, so to the Slab settings to the Floor Plan Display settings and change it to Custom  


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Take control of the Editing Plane Display

18 August 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

Sometimes when the Editing Plane is visible in the 3D Window it can become a bit overwhelming. Personally I set mine to only display when I am editing – that way I find the 3D Window less cluttered and easier to manage. To control the settings go to Options> Work Environment> On-Screen Options  and set Display Editing

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Display ID for Cabinets

13 November 2014 Soto No Comments
Cabinets, Tip of the Day

If you place a Cadimage Cabinet, the plan view will display the ID for the object. You can control the ID display with MVO. Go to Document>Set Model View>Model View Options>Cadimage Cabinets>Plan View Label Turn off the ID by selecting Label Content: None   c


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Display skylights dashed in the projected levels

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

If you have a skylight and desire to display the whole skylight as dashed lines in the stories below. Select the Roof element that has the skylight, go to the settings Floor Plan Display>Projected with overhead. Ok Now, select the skylight and UNCKECK the boxes ‘Enable Obeject’s Line Types and Enable Object’s Pens. Make sure

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Slab display in plan view.

25 February 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you want do to display your slab in different levels with or without fills and avoid the model view options, you can edit the display to be a Custom. This may be helpful if you have a foundation plan that needs to display the slab as a dashed line but keep the cover fills

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Grid display in 3D and sections/elevations

7 November 2012 Tate Gibbes 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, General, Tip of the Day

If you are using Grids in your floor plan, you can set them to show in section, elevation and 3D, All you need to do is set the correct R.L. to display them at in the dialogue box.


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