Using the layout that a view is placed as a trace reference is a great way to edit annotation and tidy up the view so that all the content fits on the layout.
One of Revisions nice little features is the ability to automatically rename layouts based on the latest revisions on that page. For instance the plan may be revision “d” but the elevations only revision “b” From the Revisions menu choose Annotate Layout Name…. and choose the formatting and then automatically the layout names will be
Ever find that your Title Block has gone mysteriously astray from a layout in ArchiCAD? For no apparent reason, all of your carefully layed out Logos and vital info are just gone. And, just to add to the confusion, printing your sheets still gives you the absentee title Blocks? Well, look no further than the
When you have a Layout Book Drawing setup you like, eg. title style, properties (colour, black & white) etc., save it as a Favorite. You can then use this favorite each time you place drawings or go to change a drawings title.
When placing a Drawing on a Layout, the drawing frame is derived from the saved View. When creating the View the Zooming field effects the frame. Set to Current Zoom and the frame will be the size of the view, set to Fit to Frame (None for AC12 and earlier) and the frame will automatically re-size to
If you can’t see your placed drawings on your Layout it may be that they are placed on a layer that is OFF. Our recommendation is to place drawings on the ArchiCAD Layer, this layer can not be turned off and therefore will always show.
You can adjust the settings of a view placed on a layout by selecting it, right-clicking and choosing Modify source View Settings… This opens the standard View Settings dialog, any changes you make will be stored with the View. (Layer Combination, Model View Options, Structure Display etc)
Speed Improvement. To speed up your panning and zooming set your fills to Bitmap display by turning off Vectorial hatching. View > On-Screen View Options and un-check Vectorial Hatching. This can really speed up performance in layouts with lots of details that include complex fills. Your prints will still be produced with the higher quality
Instead of using the Place External Drawing… dialog, you can simply Drag and Drop your file directly onto your Layout or other workspace.
Sometimes if you have multiple floor plans you are not sure which view is placed to which layout. Easy way to tell is to open Layout select Drawing, right click, open source view. You will now be in the view and the view map and the view will be highlighted and in Bold.