Posts Tagged ‘Fills’

Offset Edge – Fixed Area

9 February 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to offset an edge but keep the area fixed.  


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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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White fills appearing as grey

5 November 2015 Jason Bishop No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

White fills appearing in plan as grey are controlled via the Options> Work Environment> On Screen Options and uncheck the Automatic Pen Colour Visibility Adjustment for Model Views.


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Displaying ‘all’ Fills.

25 November 2014 Mark Horrocks 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to test print all the Fills in you current project use the Fill Types object. Go to the Object Tool and search for Fill, then select the Fill Types object.  To see ALL the fills in your project, just set the Number of Fills to the number you have (by default in

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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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Transparent fills

14 January 2014 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you find that your Fills are transparent (i.e. not visible), try turning off the ‘Make Fills and Zones transparent (Display only)’ option in the Trace & Reference palette.


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Making a Zone Legend

12 June 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are using zones and wanting to make a Zone Legend, you will find that the colors for the the zones are not available from the standard pen sets. To get around this, simply place and additional zone with the correct color.  We can not leave this Zone as it is, as this will

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Fills set as transparent showing grey?

16 April 2013 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

There is a handy setting in ArchiCADs’ Model View Options which reveals any fills that may be set to Transparent or Window Background This can be useful if you want to see everything placed on the project but quite often people use fills to hide certain elements You can either turn this setting on or

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How to make Keynote label transparent

8 October 2012 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Cadimage, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

When you place a key, by default it has a background This can be best seen when placing over an element like a wall or on a non-white background: To set it to transparent, open the Keynote settings: Navigate to the Frame settings, set the appearance to Custom Settings Since it is using the Background

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Transparent Fills

18 January 2011 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can make your mesh see-through to see your survey plan beneath by activating the Trace tool (Alt+F2 for PC, Shift+F2 for Mac) and setting the Fills to be Transparent. You can use either the Trace & Reference pulldown menu or the icon on the Trace & Reference Palette.


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