Posts Tagged ‘documentation’

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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Link Detail Markers to Drawings

15 January 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Two or more detail markers can link to the same detail drawing. In the Detail Marker Settings dialog, open the General tab. If the selected marker is not a source marker (i.e. it does not have an associated drawing), set it to be a Linked marker. Then select the drawing that you want it to

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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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Setting up Project Info to use Autotext in ArchiCAD

13 November 2012 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Architecture, Tip of the Day

When you load a new project you will notice that the Master Layout will contain Autotext fields such as #Client Name and #Architect etc To fill in this information so you can use this handy Autotext fields go to File>Info>Project Info There you can fill in all the information about your project and be able

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Back Referencing made simple in ArchiCAD

24 September 2012 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

When placing a detail, you may want to reference the section that the detail came from This will be placed on another layout so you will simply want to Reference the layout number to make it easy to find This very handy feature is known as Back-Referencing in ArchiCAD Following the normal file structure, you

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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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