Posts Tagged ‘Elevation’

Label Doors and Windows ID in elevation or section

26 September 2016 Soto 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you wish to label the ID or other properties of Doors and Windows in an elevation in ArchiCAD 19 there is a new method. First of all make sure that the label placement method  is set to Associated, see article below Associated vs Independent Labels (ARCHICAD 19) Then go to the Label tool in

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Elevation dimension

5 September 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

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:  


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A non perpendicular grid line in your Section/Elevation

27 April 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

If you have walls with different angles, sometimes you will want to see the grids in your Elevation/Section. If the grids are not perpendicular to the Elevation line, the grids won’t show at first instance.   Now, you can go to the Elevation/Section settings > Grid Tool and select ‘Show non perpendicular Grid Elements’.  

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What determines whether a material is transparent in Elevation?

26 November 2012 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Support, Tip of the Day

You will notice several different Glass materials in standard ArchiCAD For example Glass Clear appears transparent in 3D and Elevation (when transparency is turned on) But Glass-Blue is semi-transparent in 3D and not transparent in Elevation, yet Glass Dark is The setting that controls this is actually the Transmittance value of the material You can

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Cutout Plants – Align to view

21 December 2011 Glen Richardson No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 14, ArchiCAD 15, Cadimage, Objects, Tip of the Day

The Cadimage Cutout Plants have a 3D cutout of the plant which looks great in elevation, as long as the plant is facing the right way. To get the same plants to show the correct way in different elevations, set the plants to align to view. Then for each elevation click Get view angle in

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Moving the Elevation Marker

26 August 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can move the elevation Marker Head independantly of the elevation line.  Select the elevation line, click the black hotspot in the center of the marker head, from the Pet Palette select Move Elevation Marker and choose your new position.


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Coloured Elevations

12 February 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Create Coloured elevations with one click.  Within the Elevation Settings > UNCUT ELEMENTS > Fill Uncut Surfaces with: use the pullout menu to the right and select Own Material Colours (Shaded)  


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Editing Story Level line types

5 May 2009 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To change the line type of your Story Levels in Section/ Elevation, open the Section/ Elevation Settings and within Story Levels select your new line type from the pull-out list.


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Removing the Elevation Marker Range

20 March 2009 Andrew Ecker No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To turn off the plan display of your elevation range (and leave only the marker) go to View > On-Screen View Options and uncheck Marker Range.


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