On-Screen Input Aids

Subtopics

The Intelligent Cursor

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

Tracker

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

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 ...

Measure Tool

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

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 ...

Grid Snap Function

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

Snap Guides

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

Guide Lines

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

Snap Points

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

Gravity

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

Mouse Constraints

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

Coordinate Constraints

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

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 ...