Posts Tagged ‘zoom’

Zoom to Actual Size

12 September 2016 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To make the workspace view match the view at the currently set scale go to View> Zoom> Actual Size, or click on the Zoom button at the bottom right of the workspace.  Actual Size is the equivalent of the 100% scale value.


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‘Zoom to Selection’

20 February 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

…this is one of my favourite commands that I use all the time. It is really useful for the following… centring elements in the screen prior to saving a new view finding elements in a view after selecting them with Find & Select checking your selection is where you expect it to be To use Zoom

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Home zoom

24 January 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Home Zoom was commonly used in previous versions of ArchiCAD & was an easy way to quickly go back to a common reference point that you predetermined. To do this go to the 2D view you want & then from the View menu go to Zoom>Set Home View   Now you can go to View>Zoom>Home

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Automatically resized Views

12 July 2012 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When saving Views of General Location views (Plans, Sections, Elevations, etc) set the zoom to ‘Fit in Window‘. This will mean as you add to these views they automatically fit to the content of the drawing on the layout sheet. No more cut off notes!


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Zoom to fit

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

With a wheel mouse, double clicking on the “wheel button” (middle button) will do a “fit in window” operation.  For those of you with a ‘Magic Mouse’ you’ll have to hit the button at the botton of your screen.


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Fast zooming

14 May 2010 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To speed up your zooming, hold down the Shift key whilst rolling your mouse wheel. Great for zooming in and out on large projects.


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Zoom to selection

18 November 2009 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Using Ctrl+Shift+’ (PC) or Command+Shift+’ (Mac) zooms to the selection.  Very useful if you have selected a single object in a large model.  Works in 2D and 3D.


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Home Zoom

22 September 2009 Haritha Achyutuni No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you need to return frequently to a part of your project, you can define it as the home zoom by choosing the View > Zoom > Set Home Zoom command. You can return easily to this view by choosing the View > Zoom > Home Zoom command. Note: This home zoom is saved with

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Fit in Window

10 September 2009 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Shortcut key to Fit in Window (Zoom to Extents) is Ctrl+’ (for PC) or Command+’ (for Mac) OR you can hit the icon above the Status Bar OR you can simply double click on your mouse wheel.


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Fixing static scale on Zoomed Fills

2 June 2009 Haritha Achyutuni No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If your Fills stay the same scale when you zoom in on them. Go to View> On-Screen View Options > turn ON Vectorial Hatching Note : This is just an on-screen display option only. The fills will still print fine.


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