Posts Tagged ‘element information’

Element Information

22 August 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to measure an area or the volume of an element? Window > Palettes > Element Information The Element Information Palette is useful way to measure. It displays the area & volumes with both and without holes. Handy way to measure cut and fill with your existing and proposed meshes for example. Elements Properties.   Element’s

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Export Element Information

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

The Element Information Palette (Window> Palettes) shows valuable information that can be exported using the button highlighted below:


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Element Information palette updated in V17

23 September 2013 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

One change that I was pleasantly suprised about was the minor change to the ‘Element Information’ palette Previously it would always measure in your model unit (mm normally) which meant reading the area of a site mesh could be very confused in mm3. With V17 it now uses the Dimension settings within your project preferences

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Surface Area of Roof

14 January 2010 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To calculate the Surface area of a roof, as opposed to its plan area. Go to Window>Palettes>Element Information, select the roof  and hit the Element’s Surface button (second to last icon) and the area shown in the dialog (Surface top). In the example screen capture, the plan area = 66.42 and the Surface Area =

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Cut and Fill Calculations

15 September 2009 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When Site Modelling accurate Cut and Fill Calculations are often what comes between lengthy planning consents and a projects success. Once you have modelled your site make a copy of this and keep it as your existing site. Then modify your mesh according to your project. To get the difference between the two Meshes use

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