Attributes

Attribute Management of Hotlinks

General attribute management concepts When hot linking a Module file into another file, the necessary, but not all attributes (layers, line types, complex profiles, etc…) of the source file will be appended to the attributes of the host file. This means…

Pen Sets

Note: the available Pen Sets and their parameters can be different in every language version. In this case, this PEN SET theory doesn’t apply to the U.S. version The Pens and Colors Settings Dialog is available in Options > Element Attributes &gt…

Number of attributes

ForWikiEditors : ToDoTechTip/ – update article Speed becomes an increasing concern as the size of the Project grows. Following the below guidelines you can make sure you do not unnecessarily slow yourself down or if you do, you know where to look for the…

How to clean up Attributes in ARCHICAD?

Line and Fill Normalization Several ArchiCAD features involve the creation of “exploded” elements. Model-based Details, Worksheets and Drawing Sections create 2D elements (lines, fills) out of the model construction elements. Also, imported DWG drawings…

Attribute Manager

The Attribute Manager (Options menu) is a handy tool to create and manage the Company-standards in your ArchiCAD projects. Its commands allows you to copy (append, overwrite) attributes (Layers, Layer Combinations, Pens & Colors, Line Types, Fill…

ARCHICAD Office Standards and Templates

ForWikiEditors : ToDoTechTip/ – check and update article Originally published at AECBytes: http://aecbytes.com/tipsandtricks/2008/issue30-archicad.html written by Eric Bobrow Principal, Bobrow Consulting Group Office standards set the graphic appearance…

Better Control of Fills with Display Options

Laszlo Nagy’s tip on display options` fill controls ” (…) I want to have some drafting fills show vectorial hatching, and not have my wall construction fills on. When I go to Document/ Set Model View/ Model View Options and set “Override Drafting…

Save and Apply Favorite Settings

Most architectural firms have a standard set of element settings they use repeatedly, in multiple projects. These may include standard Walls, Doors/Windows, Composite Slabs. This article describes how to save these standard element settings for later…

Template Files

See also: Template Files in ArchiCAD Help A template is a read-only project file with extension tpl. Why should I create my own template Templates are intended to cut down or eliminate the time to create a new project by reducing the repetitive task of…

Tips to set up Work Environment

At the bottom of the Start ArchiCAD dialog box, you can select your preferred Work Environment profile. Unlike Project settings, Work Environment settings are saved not as part of the project, but in a local folder on your computer. The individual…

Building a Pen Chart with SQL

“(…) I’m imagining a utility object that will automatically build a pen chart in the floor plan window with a user defined array of squares and accompanying text label for each pen. It would be a great help when introducing new coworkers to our pen…

PDF file size and Fill choice

Files saved from ArchiCAD in 2D formats (PDF, DWG, DWF…) can be unusually large because of fill and line types used in the drawing. “symbol” type fills and “symbol” type lines explode in DWG and PDF – one line in archicad can break up to thousands or…

How to Create Custom Line Types

Create Symbol Line Type In our special example we are demonstrating how to create line types with letters in it, but the described steps can be applied to any custom line type. When creating custom line types, the stencil of the symbol may be drawn on…

How to Split a Line

There are several ways you can split a Line in ArchiCAD. The following describes some of the basic methods. (There are probably other methods you could come up with). Splitting a Line with Another Element In this example, we wish to cut the…

Trimming in 2D

Trim function helps you to edit the existing elements quickly and easily in 2D and 3D view. Elements can be trimmed with Scissors Tool. One can cut off unneeded portions of Walls, Lines, Arcs etc., split them in two pieces or extend them to another…

How to fillet a polyline with arcs

tip by Stuart Rose, New Zealand   This is one of those handy tips can save a lot of time to newcomers. Instead of the tedious job of exploding your polyline to fillet with arcs, follow the below steps: select the polyline pick a corner node (not…