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Extending Settings Panes ?

Mahmoud
Booster
Hello !

My PC screen is set to 120% Zoom, which is the comfortable setting for my eyes. My question is about the settings panes of (walls, cloumns, objects, etc.), how can I extend 2 panes in the same time without one of them collapsing on itself ?

Thanks again and again for this very helpful community !
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
2 panes simply won't fit on your screen, so one of them will automatically collapse.
There are options in the Work Environment about how the settings are to collapse.
Play with those settings and see if they help.

I have found Archicad works best when the screen scaling is set to 100%.
It has caused a few problems in the past.
I can't recall off the top of my head what they are or if they have been fixed in the latest version, as I simply run at 100% screen scaling.
If this is too small on your screen then it may be better to purchase a bigger screen.


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Barry Kelly
Moderator
2 panes simply won't fit on your screen, so one of them will automatically collapse.
There are options in the Work Environment about how the settings are to collapse.
Play with those settings and see if they help.

I have found Archicad works best when the screen scaling is set to 100%.
It has caused a few problems in the past.
I can't recall off the top of my head what they are or if they have been fixed in the latest version, as I simply run at 100% screen scaling.
If this is too small on your screen then it may be better to purchase a bigger screen.


Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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And set that bigger screen to a higher resolution so you will have more pixels vertically to fit all those open Settings Dialog panels.
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
LaszloNagy wrote:
And set that bigger screen to a higher resolution so you will have more pixels vertically to fit all those open Settings Dialog panels.

Mahmoud may not need a higher resolution if he gets a bigger screen.
Just using 100% scaling will make more fit on the screen.

What resolution are you running Mahmoud?
I would recommend no less than 1920 x 1080.
I run this on my laptop which has around a 15-16 inch screen.
It is usable but a little small to see.
So I have a larger 27 inch screen I connect to at home.
At that same resolution (that is as high as my laptop/screen will go to), it is all a little bit too big.
I am used to working on a 24 inch screen at work which is better.


Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

Mahmoud
Booster
Thanks Barry and other repliers, your answers were really helpful!

I managed to get away with my favorite scaling for my 17" laptop screen which is 125%; the trick for me was to move the taskbar into the left of my screen instead of the bottom of it. That enabled me to extend the two panes of the settings both at the same time..

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