Grid Tool Settings

Grid Line: Select the desired representation of the grid line. It can be Hidden, Segmented or Full.
Select a Line Type and pen color for this Grid Element.
Show on Story: From the dropdown list, select where you would like to see the Grid Element.
Current Story Only: The Grid element will be shown only on the current story.
One Story Up and/or Down: The Grid element will be shown on the current story, plus one story up and/or down.
All Stories: The Grid element will be shown on every story of the project.
Custom: Choose this option if you wish to set any other combination of stories. The Selected Stories dialog box appears.
(Once you set these Custom Settings, use the Edit Custom option to edit them.)
Markers: Select either, both or none of the two checkboxes to indicate the display of markers on either end of the Grid line.
Staggering: When you stagger grid markers sideways, a given grid line segment will be staggered together with the markers.
General/Custom: Use this pop-up to apply either the General settings to the selected Grid element, or to set Custom settings for the selected Grid element in this Section only.
Grid Line: Select the desired representation of the grid line. It can be Hidden, Segmented or Full.
Select a Line Type and pen color for this Grid Element.
Markers: Select either, both or none of the two checkboxes to indicate the display of markers on either end of the Grid line.
Note: The actual position of the Grid line (unlike other ARCHICAD elements) will change if the Reference Level is changed.
Staggering: When you stagger grid markers sideways, a given grid line segment will be staggered together with the markers.
Generate names automatically: Select this option to auto increase the name every time you place a Grid element.
Start at: This field shows the next name value to be assigned to the next placed Grid element.
Prefix: a static text displayed in front of each auto generated name.
Suffix: a static text displayed following each auto generated text
Style: Choose a style for the auto generated Grid element names: either numbers (1,2,3,…), letters (A,B,C,… or a,b,c,…), or Roman numbers (I,II,III,IV,…)
A preview of the next name value to be assigned to the next placed Grid element is visible in the field next to Custom.
Custom: Click this button to override the auto generated name and to assign any other name to the Grid element.
Font Type: Use the Font pop-up field to choose from available fonts loaded on your computer.
Font Script: Use the pop-up field below to choose a Font Encoding standard (Font Script in the Info Box) available on your computer (Windows only).
Font Size: Enter the height of the marker text. The unit of measurement depends upon your working units (Options > Project Preferences > Working Units).
Marker Size: Enter the height of the marker here
Text Format: Check one or more of the following checkboxes to apply formats to marker text.
Marker Pen and Text Pen: Click this item, then click the black arrow to pop-up the pen selection palette. Select the desired pen colors for the marker element and for its text.
Marker Shape: Click this item, the click the black arrow to pop-up a list of available marker shapes. Choose one.
Connect Grid Line to: Click this item, the click the black arrow to pop-up a list of available choices of where to connect the grid line to the marker. (Not available for circular marker shape).
Display in 3D view: Check this box to display the Grid element in the 3D window. If this box is not checked, all other controls in this panel are grayed.
Vertical position: Enter the vertical position of the Grid Element in 3D. Click the black pop-up arrow to choose a reference level from which to measure its vertical position.
Show as line: Check this box to display Grid elements as line only in the 3D window. If you check this option, Grid elements will not be visible in renderings, and the rest of the Grid line controls in this panel are grayed. Unchecking this option means that Grid lines will be displayed in 3D with surfaces and a physical cross-section, and will be displayed in renderings.
Grid Line Surface: Set the surface of the Grid line’s body.
Grid Line cross-section: Select between circular and rectangular cross sections and set their size
Marker Text Surface: Set the marker text’s surface
Text Follows View: Check this box to rotate the marker texts to always face the viewpoint. Note: This option is effective only in perspective views.
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