Posts Tagged ‘Trace & Reference’

Making sure drawings will fit

7 August 2017 Glen Richardson No Comments
Tip of the Day

Showing a Trace and reference of the Layout your drawing is to be placed on is a great way to make sure everything is going to fit, especially when you are annotating drawings.


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Transparent fills

14 January 2014 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you find that your Fills are transparent (i.e. not visible), try turning off the ‘Make Fills and Zones transparent (Display only)’ option in the Trace & Reference palette.


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Control what you see in your trace reference

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

Did you know you can turn off certain elements when using Trace Reference By default some items like dimensions are turned off so the same process can be used to turn them on To do this activate the Trace Reference palette by going to Windows Palettes>Trace & Reference Then click the right arrow beside the

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Remember ArchiCAD 11 > Trace & Reference

16 November 2012 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Remember ArchiCAD 11 introduced Trace & Reference to ArchiCAD replacing the ghost feature of old. Most people will remember the useful addition of Visual Compare allowing the use of the Splitter to achieve the “tracing paper” effect to compare different sets of information on screen. If you were impressed with the building used to launch

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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,

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Trace reference Layouts

28 November 2011 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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.


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Changing the Reference colour.

21 October 2010 Mark Horrocks 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To change the colour of your Reference, open the Trace & Reference palette, by clicking on it in the Toolbar or go to Windows > Palletes > Trace & Reference. Click the colour swatch below Reference: and select a new colour from the pullout.


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Trace reference

2 July 2010 Andrew Ecker No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Turn off the  Trace/Ref if your ArchiCAD is running slowly, or stuff from other views is unintentionally appearing. This is a great feature of ArchiCAD but can create a processing overhead if not needed.


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Changing the Reference Colour

4 June 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To change the colour of the Trace Reference, open the Trace & Reference Palette; either go to Window > Palettes > Trace & Reference or click on the down arrow to the right of the Trace & Reference Icon in your Toolbar and select Trace & Reference at the bottom.  From wihin this palette select the

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Trace & Reference Layers

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

When using Trace and Reference, if you select items from the Project Map the Trace will be displayed with the same layers and options as your current settings.  If you want the unique view settings to apply then chose an item from the View Map.


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