Element Input Using Tracker Coordinates

With the Tracker displayed, do one of the following:
Note: This input method works if the “Enable direct input into Tracker fields” box is checked in Options > Work Environment > Tracker and Coordinate Input. This is the default setting.
Press Tab as many times as needed to activate the required Tracker field, then type in the desired number.
Type a shortcut (X, Y, Z or D/R or A) to activate the corresponding Tracker field, immediately followed by the value. For example: X3 or Y-4.
This input method works if the “Coordinate Shortcuts prefer Tracker” box is checked in Options > Work Environment > Tracker and Coordinate Input. This is the default setting.
The + prefix is optional for positive values.
Press Enter or click the checkmark icon in the Tracker.
Press Esc.
Type + or after the value. For example, typing x3+ will add 3 to the x value shown in the Tracker box.
When 3 is entered, ARCHICAD assumes you mean three feet. Typing 3’6, 3’6’’, or 3-6 will enter three feet, six inches.
Coordinates can be copied and pasted using the clipboard. The Cut, Copy and Paste menu items are inactive during numeric input, so you must use the standard shortcuts or the context menu.
The Tracker always shows one of its parameters in bold; this is the default parameter.
Hint: To switch between DA and XY coordinates on the fly, use the / (slash character) shortcut.
If you have activated the Expand Tracker Automatically option from the drop-down Tracker menu, then all the parameters will be shown as soon as you enter the Tracker (by entering a value or by pressing Tab).
Note: The same option, “Expand Tracker automatically during numeric input,” is also available as a checkbox in Options > Work Environment > Tracker and Coordinate Input.
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