If you want to measure a distance in ARCHICAD, the Measure Tool is the easiest way to do it. To activate Measure, the easiest way is to press ‘M‘. You can finish by pressing the Esc key or pressing M again.
In ARCHICAD 19, with the new Tab Bar feature, double clicking on different views/layouts opens new tabs. If you would like them to open in a single tab go to Options>Work Environment>More Options
ARCHICAD 19 now allow you to hide a label with its associated element. By ticking the option in Label Selection Settings, the Label will automatically be hidden when you hide the layer where the element has been placed.
If you are in the habit of pressing the ESC key a few too many times, it can be annoying to have to move the mouse back to the Toolbox and re-select the Tool that was previously active… instead, press W and you can switch from the Arrow to the Last Tool. Nothing else… just W –
In the previous post, I described what Background Processing was – but how do you check if it is enabled on your system? If you look to the bottom right of your ArchiCAD Work Environment you will see a new (for ArchiCAD 19) icon which shows the status… If you click on this icon
Background Updating was introduced in ArchiCAD 19 – but what is it? It is actually pretty smart and one of the things that make ArchiCAD 19 faster than previous versions. Background Updating is when ArchiCAD uses the spare unused capacity from the processor(s) to generate background information such as the 3D model and associated data
If you are looking for Standard Steel Profiles specific to your region, look no further than the Options menu as thousands of them are a few clicks away! In ArchiCAD, go to Options> Import Standard Steel Profile… Now you can search your Country Code and choose to import from thousands of standard profiles directly to
Sometimes it is necessary to show Dimensions in another format to your normal type. Rather than completely re-create them, you can add a Secondary Dimension. To do this, select a Dimension Line (or multiple) and go to Document> Document Extras> Secondary Dimensions> Convert Dimensions… Depend on the format you choose, you will be present with
When working with your model, there are times where it is useful to filter what is visible in 3D – without using Layers or Selections or Marquees. To do this, you can use View> Elements in 3D View> Filter and Cut Elements in 3D…
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