An element’s properties are shown in the Categories and Properties panel of Element Settings (or the Info Box).
The properties listed in Element Settings depend on the Element Classification, which is set at the top of the list:
Each ARCHICAD 3D element type has a default classification. Change the Element Classification only if the element created by this tool is not serving its default function (e.g. if you are using a Slab to model a ceiling).
Thus, different ARCHICAD elements (e.g. a Slab and a Curtain Wall) will have the same list of properties if they both have the same Element Classification (e.g. Ceiling).
The ID and Categories and Renovation groups are described here:
Note: To define the set of properties available for each Element Classification, use Property Manager. See Property Manager.
In the Categories and Properties panel of Element Settings (or the Info Box), click on any property in the list to edit or assign a property value for this element.
Depending on the property’s data format, you can choose from a list, enter text, or simply type in a value.
To help you use the right data format, some properties have a description (e.g. thermal unit), visible by hovering over the item.
For each property, the link icon indicates that its value is linked to the default for this property.
Note: Defaults are defined in Property Manager. If you edit a property’s default value in Property Manager, all linked property values are updated accordingly at the element level. See Preview/Default Value.
For any particular property, you can use Find and Select to find all elements to which the property’s default value has been assigned (or, alternatively, a custom value assigned).