Posts Tagged ‘layers’

Active Layer

24 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to assign a single default layer to all the tools instead of than using ARCHICAD default layer set-up, go to Document > Layers > Layer Extras > Active Layer. Choose the One Active Layer for all Element Types option from the appearing palette.   Note: This will set the default layer of all

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Hide Locked Layers

31 January 2017 James Service 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Work Environment gives you the option to hide locked layers in Pop-Up Up Palettes. This means if hidden layers are locked in your Layer Combination’s You get nice short layer lists when working in the View Map.


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Quick Key Tuesday: Layers

27 September 2016 Mark Horrocks 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you know you’ve added something but now can’t see it, you have most likely placed it on a layer that is now not showing.  If you turn on ALL layers, you will be able to see it, then select it and place it on the correct layer. The shortcut key to bring up the

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ARCHICAD 20 – Where to find the ‘Edit Selection Set’ dialog box

18 August 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes 2 Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

In ARCHICAD 20, with the new changes to the interface, you will notice that the small icon to the left of layers in Info Box is no longer showing   To Access this settings, you can either go to Edit > Element Settings and select it from there or you can use a quick key

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Linked DWG Layer visibility

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

When you place a DWG or DXF as a Linked Drawing (from File> External Content> Place External Drawing…) you can control the visibility of its layers. Select the Embedded Drawing and go to its settings: In the Properties Panel, click on Drawing’s own Layers to switch layers on or off.


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Checking the Layer an Element is on…

26 March 2015 Joshua Osborne 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The easiest way to check what layer is being used is by selecting the element and looking at the Layer field in the Infobox…


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Filter your Layers

4 February 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Layers in ArchiCAD can be sorted by name, extension or status by clicking on any of the column headers… but did you know that you can also use the pop-up menu next to the funnel? Here you can choose to: Show all layers – hopefully this is self explanatory! Hide Xref layers – helps to tidy up

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One Layer for all new elements

20 May 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Active Layer command is an easy way of placing all your new elements on a single layer, rather than using ArchiCAD’s default layer set-up. Choose Document > Layers > Layer Extras > Active Layer from the menu and choose the One Active Layer for all Element Types option from the appearing palette. The Layer

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Layer filtering

27 March 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Layers in ArchiCAD can be sorted by name, extension or status by clicking on any of the column headers… but did you know that you can also use the pop-up menu next to the funnel?   Here you can choose to: Show all layers – hopefully this is self explanatory! Hide Xref layers – helps

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Using Layer Extras

10 December 2013 cadimage 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Layer Extras submenu (under Document>Layers) has lots of handy shortcuts to do things like hiding or locking all layers, or on just the layers of selected items.


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