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Perpendicular Guideline

Contributor

Hello folks,

Is there a way to have a guideline perpendicular to an element instead of parallel? (I use Archicad 25)

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Solution

If you have snap guides turned on they should provide you with a perpendicular guide from where you clicked on the first element...

If you want a more permanent solution draw a line or Create Guide Line Segment

Apple iMac macOS Big Sur / AC24UKI (most recent builds)
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Contributor

Thank  you so much for the solution. I was dragging the handle to draw an infinite guideline, while instead I can make a perpendicular one creating a segment. Excellent!

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Expert

Hello,

1 - Define oriented grid then use the oriented grid

2 - Orient the design environment and use the orthogonal grid

Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad 15 to 24 FRA FULL
OS 11 Big Sur

"Quality is never an accident; it's always the result of an intelligent effort " - John Ruskin
Contributor

I still do not manage. Rotating the grid I can place a wall along the grid, however I need to use the guideline first to place the wall in the exact position. Rotating the grid, the guidelines are still horizontal and vertical. They do not follow the grid. What am I missing?

Mentor

The orange, persistent guidelines can even be round!

And of course in any angle you desire.

Do the following steps:

Drag the guideline onto the element, e.g. a wall. The guide will then snap into the correct angle. Then hover over the guideline and an orange orb will appear. This is its handle and you can then drag the guidline away from the element to the desired location.

AC 24 [ger] | Win 10 | Developer of the GDL plugin for Sublime Text |
«Furthermore, I consider that Carth... yearly releases must be destroyed»
Contributor

In this case the guideline will remain parallel to the element I dragged it on. I need instead a guideline perpendicular to the wall.

Thats harder than I thought since the relative construction methods are somehow not available when making guidelines.

Anyway, a workaround would be to just use normal lines at first (since you can use the relative methods on them), and then use the orange guidelines, if you want them to persist.

If you just need them temporarily I'd go with the blue snap guides instead.

AC 24 [ger] | Win 10 | Developer of the GDL plugin for Sublime Text |
«Furthermore, I consider that Carth... yearly releases must be destroyed»
Solution

If you have snap guides turned on they should provide you with a perpendicular guide from where you clicked on the first element...

If you want a more permanent solution draw a line or Create Guide Line Segment

Apple iMac macOS Big Sur / AC24UKI (most recent builds)
Solution
Contributor

Thank  you so much for the solution. I was dragging the handle to draw an infinite guideline, while instead I can make a perpendicular one creating a segment. Excellent!

Expert

As usual there are different ways to handle your workflow. The guidelines do work, in parallel and perpendicular, but they take a short time before they appear. I use a one key shortcut for some constraints, mainly the parallel and the perpendicular one. This way I don't have to hover over an element and wait for the guideline to appear before I start drawing. Search for "constraint" in the keyboard shortcuts menu and set up the shortcuts you need. You'll probably have to override some default settings so be careful and choose some shortcuts you won't need or don't use. It does save some time.

Archicad 4.55 - 24 | HP Z800 | Dual Xeon X5667 | 48 GB RAM | Nvidia Quadro P1000 @ Windows 10 Pro x64

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