Attributes

ARCHICAD Attributes are groups of defined settings available to your project. For example, Line Types and Surfaces are Attributes which you can apply to many project elements as you create them. What you see in these pop-up settings menus are defined in the Attribute sub-dialogs, accessible through Options > Element Attributes.

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/01-configuration/AttributesMenu.png 

ARCHICAD comes with a default set of Attributes. For most users, these default attribute sets are amply suited to their design needs.

Note: If you have installed MEP Modeler, the MEP Systems attributes are also available.

See the MEP Modeler User Guide for more information on this add-on.

If you wish, you can customize Attributes or create new ones. For example, you can draw a new fill type, or customize a default surface to give it a new look.

Attributes are saved with your project, so if you open the project on a different computer, your customized Attributes are available.

If you delete an Attribute (using the relevant dialog box, at Options > Element Attributes), this can have consequences for any elements in the project that used it. ARCHICAD gives you feedback and a replacement option to ensure a smooth workflow.

To open and (if needed) edit Attribute sets, use the commands from Options > Element Attributes. Each attribute type is described in detail here:

Layers

Line Types

Fill Types

Building Materials

Composite Structures

Pen Sets

Surfaces

Zone Categories

Markup Styles Dialog Box

Profile Manager Dialog Box

Related Topics

Missing Attributes

Attribute Manager

Delete and Replace Attributes in a Model

Custom Attributes of GDL Objects

Attributes of XREF Files

Reservation in Attribute Manager; Reserve All Attributes (Teamwork)

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • 0   ​0

Subtopics

Layers

The following sections detail how to work with Layers in ARCHICAD. About Layers Layer Settings Dialog Box Quick Layers Layer ...

Line Types

Line types are assigned to each ARCHICAD construction element in its own Tool Settings dialog box, depending on the element type. For example, ...

Fill Types

ARCHICAD includes a predefined set of default fill patterns, or fill types. Use the Options > Element Attributes > Fill ...

Building Materials

A Building Material is a “super attribute”, a combination of multiple attributes having defined properties. All model elements use ...

Composite Structures

Walls, Slabs, Roofs and Shells can be defined as composite structures. Assign a Composite Structure to a Wall, Slab, Roof or Shell 1.Open the ...

Pen Sets

ARCHICAD comes with several predefined Pen Sets. These are listed and managed Options > Element Attributes > Pens & Colors  or ...

Surfaces

The following sections describe how to work with Surfaces in ARCHICAD: About Surfaces Override Surfaces With Surface Painter Override ...

Attribute Manager

Open the Attribute Manager from Options > Element Attributes > Attribute Manager. Displaying the dialog box might take some time, ...

Missing Attributes

Although attributes are saved with the project, it can still happen that your project contains elements which refer to missing attributes. You ...