The ARCHICAD User Interface

Quick Options Bar

The Quick Options Bar is shown by default at the bottom of the ARCHICAD window.
 
Its controls show the current settings of the …

Toolbox

The Toolbox shows a variety of tools for selection, 3D construction, 2D drawing and visualization.
 
By default, the Toolbox is …

Info Box

An Info Box is available for each tool in the toolbox. When you activate a tool or select a placed element, its Info Box palette will display …

Menus

Menus are displayed across the top of the ARCHICAD window.
The arrangement and content of your menus is defined in your Work Environment …

Toolbars

A toolbar is a collection of commands and/or menus displayed in icon or text form and grouped by topic.
Displaying Toolbars
To display a …

Shortcuts

Use keyboard shortcuts to quickly apply frequently used commands.
The shortcut keys in effect are defined by your Work Environment settings.

Palettes

ARCHICAD’s palettes help you construct, modify and locate elements. Each palette can be shown or hidden separately using the …

Pet Palettes

A pet palette is a collection of icons (representing commands and relevant options) which pops up during graphical input and editing operations. …