In the past, date and time in the Sun Settings would only update the Sun Altitude and Azimuth, without storing the corresponding date and time settings. Now in ARCHICAD 21, the Date and Time settings are stored and remembered.
This is a new feature introduced in ARCHICAD 21, the grey area is giving you a graphical feedback on where the horizontal/vertical boundaries are. This is the same with the dashes at the top of your screen. The boundaries can be moved and the marker location for your section will change in plan, no more having to
Use the context menu of the Layout Book icon in the Navigator Layout Book structure, or the Settings button at the bottom of the Navigator Palette when the Layout Book icon is selected in the tree view.
For years people have wanted to show the area of a slab in plan (like the fill tool). Now with ARCHICAD 21 this is made a lot easier with the auto text labels enhancements. Place an associative label on the slab, and then insert the area auto text. https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/videos/archicad/archicad-21-new-features/archicad_21_autotext_label_enhancements/
Ensuring that your plumbing can make the minimum falls required within confined spaces, such as floor to ceiling cavities, can be awkward. If you do not have ArchiCAD’s MEP modelling software, then you might like to try this trick. To create your drains, simply use a CHS Hot-Finished Beam 21 from the built-in library. Set the Rotation Axis to Along cross-section,
Save Selection as .pln a new feature for ARCHICAD 21. Saving a selection in MOD format saves model and Floor Plan data only unlike a .PLN file retains the full 2D content as displayed in the Navigator. Use File > External Content > Save Selection as Module to open the following dialog box: 2.Enter or choose a file name. 3.Choose
For those sick of white for their white card model renders, ARCHICAD 21 introduces Monochrome Model settings when using the CineRender by MAXON Render Engine. This allows you to change the colour of your “white card” render and allow you to turn on/off things like transparency, reflectance & luminance. To use the Monochrome Model you need
In ARCHICAD 21 the IFC can be inserted into the file direct from the Hotlinking dialog.
New in ARCHICAD 21 is an option to set a polyline either Continuous or by Segment