ARCHICAD 16 New Features – 3D Interactions
Improved Drag Operation in 3D
ARCHICAD 16 introduces improved drag operations for elements in the 3D window. It works uniformly for the dragging of all 3D element types in the 3D window.
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Improved Drag operation in the 3D Window
ARCHICAD 16 introduces improved DRAG operations for elements in the 3D window.
It works uniformly for the dragging of all 3D element types in the 3D Window. Now there is no need to first drag elements horizontally, then elevate them. The two operations can be performed in a single step.
With one or more elements selected we click on any node, edge or surface of any selected element to specify the Drag Vector Starting Point. Then we do the same to specify the Drag vector end point.
When a node is clicked, the node will be used as the starting point or end point of the Drag vector.
When an edge is found, the clicked point of that Edge will be used. When a surface is found, as indicated by the dark feedback square of the Surface Snap, the point found on the surface of the element will be used.
When no element is clicked for the drag vector end point, the drag operation will be performed in the Editing Plane.
The Editing Plane may be horizontal, vertical or any other plane we specify. It is possible to set the Editing Plane prior to specifying the drag vector end point.