On-Screen Input Aids

Subtopics

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The Intelligent Cursor

The following section describes the various shapes of the intelligent cursor in different locations and situations in the ...
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Tracker

Coordinate values are displayed in the Tracker, which follows your mouse movements and is available in any editable window ...
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Ruler

The Ruler is an editing aid that can be placed at the top and left side of the screen in every ARCHICAD window, except the 3D ...
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Measure Tool

The Measure tool, located in the Standard toolbar, allows you to measure distances and areas in the project. It is ...
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Grid System

Two grid systems are provided to help you make drafting easier: the Construction Grid and the Snap Grid. You can set these up in ...
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Grid Snap Function

The Grid Snap function (Alt+S) allows precise graphic alignment of elements at consistent lengths and distances. When the Grid ...
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Snap Guides

Snap Guides are temporary lines and arcs that appear along existing elements, to assist accurate element placement. ...
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Guide Lines

Guide Lines (and Guide Circles) are drafting aids which help you find special points and projections, to ensure precise input in ...
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Snap Points

Snap Points are temporary hotspots that appear at particular intervals (defined by you) on elements, to help you place and draw ...
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Gravity

When placing a new Wall, Column, Beam or Object-type element (including a Level Dimension), you can use the Gravity function to ...
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Mouse Constraints

ARCHICAD’s Mouse Constraints are editing aids that can be used as an alternative to Snap Guides and Guide Lines. See ...
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Coordinate Constraints

You can lock a cursor coordinate and thereby restrict the movement of the cursor by pressing Alt (Windows) or Opt (Mac) and ...
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Cursor Snap Range

To help locate hotspots on the screen, the cursor gravitates toward edges and nodes. The attraction of the cursor by elements is ...