Project Mark-Up Interface

Open the Mark-Up Tools Palette (Document > Mark-Up Tools).
click the Add Entry icon in the Mark-Up Entries Panel; or
click the Start Corrections icon in the Mark-Up Tools panel
The New Mark-Up Entry dialog box appears. Enter a Name for this entry and choose a Mark-Up Style (e.g. Revision.) This Mark-Up Style consists of a pair of colors (one for corrections and one for highlights). It is an attribute defined in the Mark-Up Styles dialog box.
Add new elements as corrections: Click Start Corrections, then use any tool to add elements to the current view. (An element added as a Correction is shown in the Corrections color.)
Convert elements to corrections: After selecting an element, click the Turn into Corrections button. (Remove the Correction color from any selected element by clicking the Remove Corrections button.)
Highlight elements: Select one or more elements, then click Highlight Elements. Remove a highlight from a selected element by clicking the Remove Highlight button.
Focus on Elements: Fits all the elements that belong to the Active Entry into the current window.
Select Elements: Selects all the elements that belong to the Active Entry.
On the Tag and Discussion panel: Type in your text, and click Place on Plan to display your remarks in a Tag text on the drawing. The style of the Tag Text is determined by the current default settings of the Text tool and can be edited as a simple Text block.
Once a tag is placed, use the Show on Plan button to switch its visibility on and off.
In the Attached View panel, click the Capture button to add a snapshot of the current view to the Mark-up entry (one attached view per Entry). Attach any of the following view types: Floor Plan; Section/Elevation; 3D view; 3D Document; Worksheet/Detail; Layout; Publisher Set item.
Click Apply View to navigate to the corresponding model view, using the same camera position. (The same thing happens if you double-click the name of the Mark-Up entry.)
After that, click Restore View to return to the previous provided that you have not navigated away from it in the window (via Pan, Zoom, or element editing)
Click Remove to delete the view and remove its snapshot from the Mark-up Entry
Click Add Comment to open a text window, then type your comment. The Comment style corresponds to the current Mark-Up Style. Comments are read-only.
In the appearing dialog box, choose Export to File or Import from File.
Export Mark-Up Entry as BCFzip File: Exports the selected entry (or multiple selected entries) to consultants in BCFzip format. (Regardless of the number of selected Mark-Up Entries, they are all zipped into a single BCFzip file.)
Use External IFC ID where available: This box is checked by default. Use this ID logic if you are using the externally referenced model elements as reference elements only, and you will not export a new IFC model with these elements.
Do not activate the “External IFC ID” checkbox if the externally referenced model elements are used as native elements of your project, and if you plan to include them in an IFC model export. In this case (with the box unchecked), the “ARCHICAD IFC ID” data will be exported for both BCF items and all IFC model items.
BCFzip format: ARCHICAD incorporates the BCF data assigned to the model (screenshots, camera position, cutting plane, and status) into one or more Mark-Up Entries. Existing Mark-Up Entries are updated and the comments merged.
Note: When importing a BCF file, you don’t need to also re-import the IFC file that you created out of your ARCHICAD model. The elements in the BCF file will identify the ARCHICAD elements in their native environment, because the ARCHICAD elements already include a corresponding IFC GUID.
Click Import.
Locate IFC Files (optional): You may wish to browse for and locate the IFC files referenced in the BCF entry. The IFC file names are listed: select one and then click Locate to browse for the file location. (IFC files are identified based on their GUID, not their name.)
Note: Locating the referenced IFC files is optional. You can skip this step. However, you may wish to locate the referenced file if, for example, composite elements were exploded at IFC export and thus were assigned different GUIDs: locating the original file here will allow the BCF file to identify the original elements.
Hint: To see only the relevant elements after they are all selected automatically by the project, use the Show Selection/Marquee in 3D command.
Note: If the model does not contain the element having the referenced IFC GUID, then just the program displays just the model view of the Attached View.
Delete: Click the icon to delete the selected Mark-Up entries. Correction elements that belong to them will be also deleted. Highlighted elements in these entries will revert to their original settings.
Sort by: Choose a criterion for sorting your Mark-Up entries on this panel. You can sort Entries by Name, Date, Style, Thread, Last Comment by, and View (Story).
Name: Rename the selected Mark-Up entry here.
Style: Choose a Mark-Up Style to assign it to the selected Mark-Up entries.
Where: Use this pop-up to redefine the story level of the Mark-up entry (Floor Plan or 3D views only). If, for example, you created it in the 3D window, you can specify its story here.
The Created/Modified field displays the date and time of creation of the selected Entry. You can change it with the pop-up arrow to display last Modification.
Show Report of All Entries: Click to generate a simple report listing all the Mark-Up entries for the currently opened Project.
Show/Hide Mark-Up Entry: Use the eye button. If an Entry is hidden, the corrections/highlights will disappear as long as the Entry remains hidden.
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