Posts Tagged ‘snap’

What is ‘Best Division by Distance’

14 July 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

A new Snap Point has been introduced that will measure the total length of an element and then give the Best Division by Distance.  Effectively, what this means is if you have a line that is 950mm long and you want to divide it to approximately 250mm, it will show 3 snaps at 238mm spacing.  Clearly this

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Grid Snapping

15 March 2011 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
Tip of the Day

If you find you are having trouble selecting and/or drawing in ArchiCAD and you have a little dot following your cursor around (like in this image), then you have inadvertently turned on your grid snapping. You can turn if off but hitting the Grid Snap icon in the toolbar or go to View > Grid

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Guide Line Incremental angle

18 March 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To set the incremental angle of your Guide Lines, go to Options > Work Environment > Guide Lines and set the desired angle.  If your project has no angled walls, you can set this to 90 so ArchiCAD automatically snaps to only horizontal and vertical.


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Special Snap Points Color

22 February 2010 Haritha Achyutuni No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to change the ‘Special Snap Points’ color, go to Options> Work Environment> On- screen Options


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Grid Snaps

22 January 2010 Mark Horrocks 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can toggle Grid Snaps using the ‘S‘ key on your Keyboard (Alt-S for NZ Users).  Alternatively Hit the Grid Snap Icon in the Toolbar. NOTE: This feature can be accidentially turned ON when saving if you miss hitting the Ctrl or Option key and just hit ‘S‘.


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Special Snaps

17 December 2009 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When using Special Snaps to place objects, Along Entire Element uses the overall length of the element and Between Intersection Points recognises any other elements including lines that intersect the element to determine its length.


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