Posts Tagged ‘layout’

Saving DWG’s from the Layout Book

8 August 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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.


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Opening Layouts/Views on a single tab

11 May 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

In ARCHICAD 19, 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  


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Turning OFF Drawing Titles

21 December 2015 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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.


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Hide Master items on Layouts

23 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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Master Layout default colors

22 October 2013 cadimage No Comments
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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

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Setting the Layout color for Master items

30 October 2012 cadimage 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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Back Referencing made simple in ArchiCAD

24 September 2012 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

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

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Managing Sheet indexes

4 September 2012 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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Save your default drawing settings to Favorites

30 August 2012 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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 !


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Master Layouts and the Door and Window Schedule

17 January 2012 Mark Horrocks No Comments
Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

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

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