In ARCHICAD 19 and newer, with the new Tab Bar feature, double-clicking on different views/layouts opens new tabs. If you would like them to open in a single tab go to Options>Work Environment>More Options
When saving a DWG from your Layout, if you are only getting the Layout information and no drawings, when publishing hit the Options… button and within the Save Options set the Place Drawing into: field to Single DWG/DXF File.
To turn off the drawing title of a View placed on a Layout, select the drawing and open its Settings, under Title select No Title.
Generally you don’t want to ‘hide’ elements on your Layout. But if your Title information is not visible, you may have inadvertently turned it off. To toggle it ON and OFF go to View > On-Screen View Options and check or uncheck the Master items on Layout option. NOTE: Even if the Layout info is OFF (i.e. not
In the New Zealand Template the default color for elements placed on the Master Layouts is red. If for some reason you feel that red doesn’t suit you, you can change the colour by going to Options>Work Environment>On-Screen Options… In the dialog box that pops up either turn off the option “Use uniform color for
If you want to change the color of the Master items on the Layouts , go to Options> Work Environment >Work Environment… from the left hand column choose the On-Screeen Options. Double click on the color swatch next to the option Use uniform color for Master items on layouts The color that you choose will
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
If you have a project with multiple stages, I.E. Planning Consent, Building Consent, Construction Documentation, Tender drawings etc. you can create individual Sheet indexes for each stage. Simply create a new Project Index based on Layouts set the name to reflect the stage of drawing. Once the Index has been created, add criteria fields to
To establish your required drawing settings (eg Title settings, Pen Sets etc), select the Drawing Tool from the ToolBox and set up your default settings PRIOR to placing any drawings. You can even save these as a Favorite. Much better than placing drawings and then changing their settings all the time !
A feature of the Cadimage Doors+Windows Schedule, is the ability to dynamically position your schedule elements based on Master Layout content. In the example shown, the relevant Master Layout has been overlaid using Trace and Reference so you can see that the title block is positioned up the right hand side of the page. There