Did you know you can change the shape of the cursor geometry? The standard method is a rectangle (unless you click on individual elements) which is not always suitable. If you select the Arrow Tool and the click on the second button on the Info Box – you can change the method… The three options
If you want to show Contour lines in 3D go to View>3D View Options>3D Window Settings, set Contours to Draft or Best. NOTE: Contour Lines in ArchiCAD are not ‘ground’ contour lines, they are the lines that define the shape of an object – ‘it’s contours’.
Image fill allows you to apply an image to the 2D drafting fills or cover fills. To create a new Image fill, go to Options > Element Attributes > Fill Types. Click New. Select Image fill Load an image. Click the Load Image button to bring up a library directory dialog box. Browse for the desired
Graphisoft has listed off new features to ARCHICAD since version 9. http://www.graphisoft.com/archicad/version-comparison/ What feature are you most looking forward to in v21?
Have you seen the other add on’s for ARCHICAD? http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/addons/index.html
You can use the Element ID Manager to re-number the IDs of any selected elements. Just go to Document > Listing Extras > Element ID Manager. Then choose the settings for the element you want to change ID’s for (ie. Slab ID, Window ID etc…), then go to the ID Format tab and set the
The Project Info dialog in ARCHICAD has fields for storing all relevant project information such as address and contact details. This means you can keep all the data in one place. To access this, go to File> Info> Project Info If you require extra fields, these can even be added… and an import/export option allows you to transfer
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One of the questions I get asked frequently while training people and on the support desk is how to turn off the Editing Plane and how to change the Grid display. These are both quite simple things to rectify. To turn off the Editing Plane display, go to the View Menu and simply click on
To clean up your 2D linework, select all the lines, go to Edit > Reshape > Linework Consolidation. . . This activates the Linework Consolidation Wizard which takes you through steps to clean up your 2D lines. Very handy for cleaning up imported 2D Details or Survey Drawings.