Editing Elements

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Modify Element Sizes

Different element types have different characteristic dimensions: length, width, height, thickness, opening angle, etc. Some of ...
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Move Elements

You can move elements individually or collectively. You can “nudge” them in increments; you can drag, rotate or ...
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Offset All Edges

Use the Edit > Reshape > Offset command to offset all edges of an existing element. This function works on: ...
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Intersect Two Elements

You can intersect two selected elements with each other by having them meet at their endpoints’ nearest point. This ...
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Align Elements

Use this menu (Edit > Align) to align selected elements with each other, or to a custom-drawn target line, using a variety of ...
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Distribute Elements

Use this menu (Edit > Distribute) to evenly distribute selected elements using a variety of criteria: The ...

Drag & Drop

Dragging and Dropping Text The following possibilities exist for transferring text: ...
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Lock/Unlock Elements

The Edit > Locking > Lock command locks the selected items to prevent them from being accidentally modified. Locked ...
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Display Order

When drawing a Project with ARCHICAD, overlapping elements will be drawn according to a specified stacking order. By default, ...
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Magic Wand

The Magic Wand saves you work by finding and tracing a linear or polygon shape from among existing elements, and then generating a ...