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PlotMaker

PlotMaker was a layouting program that was part of the ARCHICAD package. This standalone application was optimised to prepare an architectural documentation set based on the views, drawings and images created…

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How to Create a Black and White 3D Document

There are many cases you would like to or you need to use a special 3D visualization allowing an insight into building spaces. This article describes the steps of creating such a spectacular but simple 3D Cut, using ArchiCAD’s 3D Document feature. Step 1…

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How to list the Wall Surface

In ArchiCAD the Listing/Scheduling the Wall Surface if the Room has a Solid Element Operation is not possible at the moment. Until the correction there is a possible workaround. basic idea instead of the Zone we will list a Morph, created from a Zone…

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How to Create a Simple Drawing Title with AutoText

This article is to attract your attention how to create a custom Drawing Title . In the ArchiCAD help there is a method to create a Drawing Title in the “Create a New Title Type” section but this article describes another, very simple method. Step 1…

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ArchiCAD’s 3D Views and 3D Documents

ForWikiEditors : ToDo/ – check and update article Originally published at AECBytes: http://aecbytes.com/tipsandtricks/2008/issue35-archicad.html written by Eric Bobrow Principal, Bobrow Consulting Group ArchiCAD makes it easy to create a Virtual…

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Print Versus Plot

Both Printing and Plotting are available in ArchiCAD. In ArchiCAD 10, Printing and Plotting have been brought onto a “common platform” which resulted in the Print and Plot dialog boxes becoming similar to each other. However, there are still differences…

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Autotext Annotation

See also: How to Insert Autotext in ArchiCAD Help. The ProjectInfo database can be used as a location for stored annotations. These annotations can be then inserted into the project with AutoText . If you work on a plan where the annotations belongs to…

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Global Settings Affecting Zone Data and Display

ForWikiEditors : ToDoTechTip/ – check and update article Options->Project Preferences->Zones Dialog     Zone Instance Setting affecting Zone Data Zone Settings Dialog –> Name and Positioning panel   Zone Settings->Area…

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ArchiCAD’s Powerful Clone Folders

Originally published at AECBytes: http://aecbytes.com/tipsandtricks/2007/issue24-archicad.html written by Eric Bobrow Principal, Bobrow Consulting Group Within the Navigator View Map, ArchiCAD has a powerful, yet little-known and underutilized feature…

Background Updating

Background Updating uses idle processor capacity to generate the 3D model and its associated BIM data for open windows and tabs.

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Sizing Text and Markers with Points

ForWikiEditors : ToDoTechTip/ – check and update article In ArchiCAD 9 and earlier, measuring symbols is one issue and measuring text adds an extra complication for anyone using Imperial units (e.g., US version). This article does not apply to metric…

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Show Projection Settings

The origin of this tip is a blog post by Pablo Montes on his great blog, Arquitecturama.MX: http://juanpablos.blogspot.com/ There are three options can be set as Range of Element’s Projected Display definition (Show Projection) for a non-straight Wall…

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Quick Layers Palette

ForWikiEditors : ToDoTechTip/ – check and update article, merge with LayerSettings Originally published at Cadalyst…

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How to modify the Side Contour of a Wall

Walls in ArchiCAD by default have a uniform height along the whole element. By trimming Walls with Roofs or using Solid Element Operations (SEOs) with the Wall as target and Roofs/Beams/Slabs etc. as Operators, the contours of Walls can again be modified…