The Pens and Colors object in the ArchiCAD Library allows you to place an object that displays your current Pen Sets colours, this allows you to print these as an office pen chart or as a printer check. Go to the Objects Tool and search for Pens, the object is called Pens and Colors (not
Did you know that you can export all your attributes in ArchiCAD as text file? This means you can view all Layers of Pens in excel to easily analyse them.
When you print a Layout you can either choose to use the Printing Pen Sets provided to get grayscales & colours as the Pen Set has been designed to do. This means that those light shades are grey but the orange windows become solid black. While the red Revisions pen stays red: Alternatively you can
The pen sets used in ArchiCAD worldwide are designed so that every tool has a certain function. For example Pen 3 is the window outline pen. If you want all windows to appear 0.25mm at 1:50, just set Pen 3 correctly & you will never have to set that setting again So if you’ve modified
Often you may run into the scenario when you want one element to appear differently in 2 different views. Changing the settings isn’t an option so a useful trick is to create a special Pen Set for the change. We’ll use the example of structural members which we need to highlight for the structural engineer
Frequently after a new release we get people contacting our support team saying that things are not working correctly in their new version of ArchiCAD. Normally this is due to the migration process, or more accurately, lack of migration process. Quite often migrating a project from one version to another is not as simple as
We all have our issues with pen sets, they have changed quite a bit from the early days of ArchiCAD Some office templates still use the pens set out in rows like version 9: While ArchiCAD’s standard pen set has looked like this for several years now: If you are using the old style you
If you have a Pen Set from another project that you want to use in your current project go to Options > Element Attributes > Attribute Manager, within this dialog select the Pen Set icon, on the right side select Open and search for your project that has your Pen Set, select the Pen Set