Attributes

Note: If you have installed MEP Modeler, the MEP Systems attributes are also available.
See the MEP Modeler User Guide for more information on this add-on.
To open and (if needed) edit Attribute sets, use the commands from Options > Element Attributes. Each attribute type is described in detail here:
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Layers

The following sections detail how to work with Layers in ARCHICAD. About Layers Layer Settings Dialog Box ...
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Composite Structures

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Attribute Manager

Open the Attribute Manager from Options > Element Attributes > Attribute Manager. Displaying the dialog box might ...
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Line Types

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Fill Types

ARCHICAD includes a predefined set of default fill patterns, or fill types. You can access them from Options > Element ...
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Building Materials

A Building Material is a “super attribute”, a combination of multiple attributes having defined properties. Starting ...
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Pens & Colors

Each Pen has a specific color and line weight. You assign pens to ARCHICAD elements in their own tool settings dialog box. ...

Pen Sets

ARCHICAD comes with several predefined Pen Sets. These are listed and managed Options > Element Attributes > Pens & ...

Surfaces

The following sections describe how to work with Surfaces in ARCHICAD: About Surfaces Override Surfaces With Surface ...
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Surface Painter Palette

Use the Surface Painter as an easy way to override the surfaces of your project elements. For a step-by-step workflow, see ...
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Missing Attributes

Although attributes are saved with the project, it can still happen that your project contains elements which refer to missing ...