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.
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.