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PlotMaker

PlotMaker was a layouting program that was part of the ARCHICAD package. This standalone application was optimised to prepare an architectural documentation set based on the views, drawings and images created…

How to Create a Black and White 3D Document

There are many cases you would like to or you need to use a special 3D visualization allowing an insight into building spaces. This article describes the steps of creating such a spectacular but simple 3D Cut, using ArchiCAD’s 3D Document feature. Step 1…

How to list the Wall Surface

In ArchiCAD the Listing/Scheduling the Wall Surface if the Room has a Solid Element Operation is not possible at the moment. Until the correction there is a possible workaround. basic idea instead of the Zone we will list a Morph, created from a Zone…

How to Create a Simple Drawing Title with AutoText

This article is to attract your attention how to create a custom Drawing Title . In the ArchiCAD help there is a method to create a Drawing Title in the “Create a New Title Type” section but this article describes another, very simple method. Step 1…

ArchiCAD’s 3D Views and 3D Documents

ForWikiEditors : ToDo/ – check and update article Originally published at AECBytes: http://aecbytes.com/tipsandtricks/2008/issue35-archicad.html written by Eric Bobrow Principal, Bobrow Consulting Group ArchiCAD makes it easy to create a Virtual…

Print Versus Plot

Both Printing and Plotting are available in ArchiCAD. In ArchiCAD 10, Printing and Plotting have been brought onto a “common platform” which resulted in the Print and Plot dialog boxes becoming similar to each other. However, there are still differences…

Autotext Annotation

See also: How to Insert Autotext in ArchiCAD Help. The ProjectInfo database can be used as a location for stored annotations. These annotations can be then inserted into the project with AutoText . If you work on a plan where the annotations belongs to…

Global Settings Affecting Zone Data and Display

ForWikiEditors : ToDoTechTip/ – check and update article Options->Project Preferences->Zones Dialog     Zone Instance Setting affecting Zone Data Zone Settings Dialog –> Name and Positioning panel   Zone Settings->Area…

ArchiCAD’s Powerful Clone Folders

Originally published at AECBytes: http://aecbytes.com/tipsandtricks/2007/issue24-archicad.html written by Eric Bobrow Principal, Bobrow Consulting Group Within the Navigator View Map, ArchiCAD has a powerful, yet little-known and underutilized feature…

Background Updating

Background Updating uses idle processor capacity to generate the 3D model and its associated BIM data for open windows and tabs.

Sizing Text and Markers with Points

ForWikiEditors : ToDoTechTip/ – check and update article In ArchiCAD 9 and earlier, measuring symbols is one issue and measuring text adds an extra complication for anyone using Imperial units (e.g., US version). This article does not apply to metric…

Show Projection Settings

The origin of this tip is a blog post by Pablo Montes on his great blog, Arquitecturama.MX: http://juanpablos.blogspot.com/ There are three options can be set as Range of Element’s Projected Display definition (Show Projection) for a non-straight Wall…

Quick Layers Palette

ForWikiEditors : ToDoTechTip/ – check and update article, merge with LayerSettings Originally published at Cadalyst…

How to modify the Side Contour of a Wall

Walls in ArchiCAD by default have a uniform height along the whole element. By trimming Walls with Roofs or using Solid Element Operations (SEOs) with the Wall as target and Roofs/Beams/Slabs etc. as Operators, the contours of Walls can again be modified…