Posts Tagged ‘Pen Sets’

Display current Pen Set colours

11 November 2014 Mark Horrocks 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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Tables of all pens in ArchiCAD

22 September 2014 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

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.


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Printing Pen Sets & Print settings

15 September 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

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

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Using ArchiCADs standard pen sets

1 September 2014 Jonathan Breen 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

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

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Special pen sets

28 July 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

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

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Using the Attribute Manager in the Migration Process

4 October 2013 cadimage 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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Transferring pens from one pen set to the other

19 August 2013 Jonathan Breen 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

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

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Importing Pen Sets

13 May 2009 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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