Profile Manager Dialog Box

Choose Options > Complex Profiles > Profile Manager
Choose Options > Element Attributes > Profile Manager
From the model window, select an existing Complex Profile Element, then click Edit Selected Complex Profile from the context menu. The Profile Manager opens in the Profile Editor window:
To create a new profile using the shape of a selected element in the active model window, click the Capture button in the Profile Manager, or use Options > Complex Profiles > Capture Profile of Selection.
After editing a Custom profile in the Profile Editor window, make sure you click Store Profile to save your edits and name the new Profile, before closing the window.
Note: Custom profiles are not directly assigned to elements from the Profile Manager, but locally stored in the element.
Click the Store Profile button in the Profile Manager, or
In Profile Manager, the Use with buttons, like those in other Attribute Settings dialog boxes, determine which ARCHICAD tools can be used to place the current profile.
New: Click this button to create a new profile: give it a name in the appearing dialog.
Duplicate: Click this button to create a new profile by duplicating the selected profile under a new name (give it a name in the appearing dialog), then edit its properties.
Rename: Click this button to rename the currently selected profile.
Delete: Click this button to remove the selected profile from the project.
Design Layers contains layer settings that apply to the Profile Editor window only. (This panel is active only if the Profile Editor is open.)
Construction: Active if you are using the fill or hotspot tool to create a profile element. Click the eye icon to show/hide the fill (hotspot) elements in the Profile Editor window. All items drawn on the Construction layer will be saved as part of the profile.
Drafting: Active if you are using any other drafting tool. These elements will not be part of the saved profile element. Click the eye icon to show/hide the drafting elements in this window.
Note: Dimension elements placed in the Profile Editor window are not saved as part of the attribute; they are for drafting purposes only.
Horizontal/Vertical Stretch: An optional attribute of the profile. If you do not switch it on, you will not be able to stretch or resize the cross-section of the resulting profile once you place it on the plan.
Check the boxes to switch on the stretch parameter if you wish the final profile element to be stretchable in the horizontal and/or vertical directions.
Check this box if you want to set a reference line for the placement of openings in the placed profile element. The Profile Editor window will display a line representing the reference line at which doors/windows will be placed, once you place the profile wall on the plan.
Use the Components Panel of Profile Manager to do the following:
Component Type: Click this pop-up to define the selected component as either Core, Finish or Other. This definition will affect the Partial Structure Display of the complex element.
Surface: Check the Override Surfaces box to choose a new surface from the pop-up. Otherwise, the selected component will use the surface defined in its Building Material.
Cut End Line Type: Define the Line Type and pen of the selected Profile line component. This line type and pen are used for end lines when the element is displayed with “Cut Only.”
Choose either Base Line or Base Circle to define how ARCHICAD should calculate surface area for this component, in an Interactive Schedule of Components.
To view and edit the Base Line or Base Circle in Profile Editor, make sure you have turned on View > On-Screen View Options > Component Area Base Line/Circle.
Cut lines: Choose a uniform line type and pen color for all of the cut lines (outer lines) of the profile element.
Separators: Choose a uniform line type and pen color for all of the separator lines (inner lines) of the profile element.
Override: Click this button to apply the Cut Lines and Separator settings to the respective lines in the Profile Editor window. These uniform settings will override all individual line settings.
Note: Lines that separate two fills having the same Building Material will be eliminated; the two fills will be merged into one.
However, you can apply a different surface or line type to any edge of any Profile component.
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Choose the Custom Edge Settings pet palette icon.
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