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How to use the Home Story parameter in Favorites

The Home Story parameter in Favorites is a little bit hard to understand. Using a fix story as a saved parameter is not ideal when working in floor plan, and relative story (Open Story + 2) makes no sense when you're in a 3D view or a section, so it ...

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How to create a Morph Tube

Have you tried to trace a line in space with the morph tool to make handrails while Archicad rotated the anchor point and tube surface when changing planes? This article will show you step by step how to avoid this problem. 1. Introduce a horizontal ...

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Travel Distances with Element Information Palette

Marc's tip on using the Element Information Palette for measuring Exit Travel Distances! "To measure exit travel distances.... trace the path with a polyline (turn on a ghost layer if the path covers two floors). Open "element information" Window > P...

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How to create custom Solid bodies using Shell

The Shell Tool that was introduced in ARCHICAD 15 is a very versatile Tool. However, as its name implies, it is a Shell, it is a body of constant thickness generated onto a membrane. ARCHICAD users may encounter situations where they need the Shell t...

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Advanced MORPH texturing techniques

You can find the making of the mediterranean house at the end of this article. Texture Mapping If your Morph uses a material that includes a texture, you can control how that texture is displayed on the Morph surfaces. The Texture Mapping definition ...

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The Morph Tool

Use the Morph tool to create freeform elements within ARCHICAD, so you don't have to import special shapes from other programs. The Morph tool is fully integrated into ARCHICAD, and works with a familiar logic and interface. However, there are some M...

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Tips to work with Guide Lines

Guide Lines are drafting aids which help you find special points and projections, to ensure precise input in both 2D and 3D windows. Guide Lines are based on the cursor’s relationship to the input plane and to existing elements. 1 - Show/Hide Guide L...

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Tips to work with Renovation

About the Renovation Feature Element-level Definition of Renovation Status No need to create extra layers: just set a default Renovation Status (Existing, New, To Be Demolished) for all element types. Switch Renovation Status of any/all selected elem...

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