Working in Tool Settings Dialog Boxes

With an element selected, choose Edit > Element Settings > (Tool) Settings.
Click an element with the right mouse button (Mac: Ctrl key), and choose the (Tool) Selection Settings command from the appearing Context menu.
The title bar of the dialog box displays whether you are viewing Default settings or those of Selected elements.
Default: These settings will be used as the default for new elements.
Selected: These settings are applied to the currently selected elements (the number of selected elements is displayed).
Editable: Displays the number of selected elements which are also editable.
The Favorites (star) button in the top left corner of all Tool Settings dialog boxes (except Camera and Library-part type elements) opens a list of the Favorites stored for that tool only.
At the bottom of each Tool Settings dialog box, the current Layer choice is displayed in a drop-down list. To change the current element’s layer, choose a different layer in this pop-up menu.
For more information on the Calculation function, see Calculation and the ARCHICAD 19/GRAPHISOFT Documentation/Calculation Guide.pdf.
Link Property Objects by Criteria: Use this control to link a Property Object to the element for calculations.
Individually: Check this box to assign additional information, such as strengthened reinforcement, to selected items, or to create an assignment outside of the norm of the criteria; the Choose button becomes active. Use this to link a single Property Object to this element. (To link multiple Property Objects, use the Link Property Objects by Criteria option.)
Note: Layout Settings has a similar panel with different options.
Note: The only available Element Classification for a Zone is called “Space”.
To define which properties are available to an element (all elements of a particular classification have the same properties available)
To search for elements by the “Element Classification” criterion of the Find & Select dialog box: for example, search for just the slabs used to represent ceilings.
ID: Type an ID in this box for tracking this element in Quantity Calculations.
If a number is included anywhere in the ID, ARCHICAD will add one to this number for each new element drawn, provided that the Assign New Element ID to Each New Element checkbox is enabled in the Options > Work Environment > More Options dialog box. Each new element will have a unique ID.
Note: All construction elements also have a globally unique, automatically generated ID which is conserved throughout the life of the Project. You can use this identifier for labeling or in lists.
Structural Function: The default option is “Undefined.” Optionally, define the element as either a “Load-Bearing Element” or a “Non-Load-Bearing Element” part of the building. (Replaces “Structural Property” add-on from ARCHICAD 13.)
Position: The default option is “Undefined.” Optionally, define the element as either an “Exterior” or an “Interior” part of the building. This is useful to streamline coordination with energy analysis applications.
Classification by DIN: Set this value (Area A, B, C, or Undefined) in the Categories and Properties section of Morph Settings. Available only in Morph Settings, and only if you are using the Flachenberechnung Add-On (used in German-speaking markets).
Renovation Status: This control is available only for a selected element. (In Default Settings, the note “Use palette to set default” indicates that the Renovation Palette can be used to set a default Renovation Status for all elements.)
Show on Renovation Filter: By default, this option, for a selected element, is set to “All Relevant Filters.” That is, this element will be shown, hidden, or shown with an override, depending on its Renovation Status and on the Renovation Filter in effect. However, you can restrict the display of any selected construction element to one Renovation Filter only: use this Show on Renovation Filter control to choose one particular Renovation Filter; this element will exist in that Renovation Filter only.
See IFC Attributes for a definition.
See IFC Element Types for a definition.