Posts Tagged ‘zone’

Showing Zones in 3D

23 February 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

By default Zones will not show in 3D.  To make them show go to View > Elements in 3D View > Filter elements in 3D… and tick the box next to Zones.


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Offset Edge – Fixed Area

9 February 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to offset an edge but keep the area fixed.  


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Zone Stamp Width

15 October 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

In ArchiCAD 18 the Zone Width can be determined by a custom dimension.


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Scaleable Zone Stamps Part 2

11 September 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

We looked previously at assigning the Zone Stamp to a Zone Category.  Now we can look at how to configure the stamp to display the information we want to see. Select your placed Zone, open the Settings tab. Make sure the the Scale Sensitive check box is ticked.  If it is not tis won’t work

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Scaleable Zone Stamps Part 1

10 September 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

We all know that the awesome folks at Graphisoft love sneaky lots of nifty tricks into their tools, But did you know about this one? The Zone tool has the ability to display different information in its stamp depending on the scale of the drawing!   Before we can get this to work, we need

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Turn off Zone background colour

18 July 2013 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are using Zones for your Room Data, you can turn off the zone colour by going to Document > Set Model View > Model View Options, then within Override Fill Display tick Override Zone Fills and choose to No Fill.


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Window going over 2 zones in Energy Evaluation

11 March 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Support, Tip of the Day

We are now working with customers in getting their models optimized for Energy Evaluation One issue we encountered which we may just give you a tip on avoiding; Each window much be exclusively part of one zone If a window goes across 2 zones it will not be considered for Energy Evaluation The best method

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Energy Evaluation zones

4 March 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Support, Tip of the Day

If you have started to use Energy Evaluation in ArchiCAD 16 you will realize the importance of zones If not, heres how important they are: VERY! Energy Evaluation uses zones to see all the structures and openings which they touch If the zone doesnt touch the slab, wall or roof they will not be part

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Zone boundaries with open plan spaces

28 February 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, Support, Tip of the Day

The best method to place zones is the Inner Edge method This means the zone ‘connects’ with all its bounding elements So if you update or move the walls, a simple Update Zones command will update all the zones according to the new boundaries One issue you may encounter is open plan spaces where one space

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Assigning Zone stamps to zone types

8 November 2012 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

The ArchiCAD zone tool is an incredibly powerful tool to use.  It can provide an incredible amount of information quickly and accurately.   The simplest form of information display with the Zone tool is the Zone Stamp.  The good folks at Graphisoft know that every company/person likes to customize their tools display differently to the

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