1. – Show/Hide Guide Lines
|To hide the existing Guide Lines or to make them visible, use:
• The toggle button in the Standard toolbar
• The L key as a predefined shortcut (toggle Guide Lines on and off)
• The View menu > Guide Lines toggle command
2. – Guide Lines Options
|Click the pop-up menu to access Guide Line options.
• Create Guide Line Segment
• Remove All Guide Lines
• Main-direction Guide Lines
• Relative-direction Guide Lines
• Incremental Angles
3. – Force Guide Line Display Shortcut
|“Force Guide Line Display” is a keyboard shortcut that makes using Guide Lines even smoother. Since ArchiCAD 16, the predefined shortcut for this command is the Q key.
Use this shortcut when you want to:
• Make multi-choice Guide Lines appear during element input without having to press the mouse button.
Note: Your cursor needs to be resting on any point of the element for this to work.
• Create or activate a Guide Line along an edge without having to click the Guide Line handle.
• Grab and move the Guide Line with your cursor without having to click the Guide Line handle.
Note: Your cursor must be over top of the Guide Line handle (the orange dot) for this to work.
4. – Constrain Cursor to Guide Lines
|To constrain the cursor to the nearest Guide Line, press Shift during input.
Note: This works if the Instant Guide Lines box and/or Lasting Guide Lines box is checked in Options > Work Environment > Mouse Constraints and Methods. (They are checked by default).
5. – Place an Orthogonal Guide Line using Ruler
|At any time, click on the Ruler at the top or left edge of the screen, and then drag your cursor to anywhere in the window: a Guide Line parallel to the Ruler is created.|
6. – Guide Line Angles and Colors
|Use Guide Lines Settings in the Work Environment to define your preferred angle increments and to set default Guide Line colors: go to Options > Work Environment > Guide Lines.|