Posts Tagged ‘text’

Show your Area

3 November 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to quickly work out and show the area of a space all you need to do is draw a Fill and activate the Show Area Text option…


Tags: , ,

3D Text Object

13 April 2016 Haritha Achyutuni No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Use the Text 3D 19 object if you wish to display 3D signage in your ArchiCAD model. Open the object tool in the toolbox and search for ‘Text 3D’ This is the location: Object Library 19 > Basic library 19 > 1.1 Furnishing 19 > Decoration 19 > Text 3D 19      


Tags: ,

Shortcuts you didnt know about…

17 December 2012 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

When ArchiCAD was first done a lot of the shortcuts used in Wordpad would work in ArchiCAD This has changed over time but a some of them still do, here are some which come in handy CTRL+Backspace     –     deletes the entire word instead of just one character CTRL+5      –

Read More


Tags: , ,

Importing Keynotes database as text file from Excel

5 September 2012 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

You can import you Keynotes database as a text file now allowing you to use any database program, even Notepad could create a database now! To save the file as a Tab Delimited Text file in Microsoft Excel make sure all the information is on one sheet and go to File>Save as From the drop

Read More


Tags: , , ,

Showing text within your Reference

20 April 2012 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to see text within your Reference, turn it ON from the Trace & Reference Palette. Use the pullout to the right of the Reference settings, in the new dialog tick Text. If you want the settings to apply to all References from now on hit the button Apply Settings to all References,

Read More


Tags: ,

Autotext for Roof Falls

22 July 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you use ArchiCADs Autotext for common notes like Roof Falls, if your roof pitch changes you can change all the instances at once by updating the Project Info.  File > Info > Project Info…, hit New and add your text, then use the Text tool to place.  If the pitch changes go back to

Read More


Tags: ,

Constant Text angle

9 July 2010 Jason Bishop No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Setting a fixed angle in the Text default settings will ensure text remains at that angle regardless of drawing orientation. For example, setting the value to 0.000 will see the resulting text box remain horizontal. After orientation change . . .


Tags: ,

Textbox Handles

7 June 2010 Haritha Achyutuni No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To toggle the Textbox handles ON or OFF go to View > On-Screen View Options > Textbox Handles


Tags: ,

Search & Replace text

21 May 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Edit > Search and Replace Text command can be used to replace text in all eligible element types. It works on the Floor Plan and in Section/Elevation/IE, and Detail and Worksheet windows, and on Layouts. The dialog box it opens has two modes: Novice and Expert. By default, the Novice mode is displayed. Find

Read More


Tags: , ,

Text box size

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

ArchiCAD can automatically size the Text Box for your desired tex, simply double click with the Text Tool selected and type in your text, if you hit Enter it will start a new line, then click outside the text box to finish.  This means your text box will only be as big as it needs

Read More


Tags: