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Component Level Design Workflows - Conversation & feedback

Hi All, Now in Archicad, most design and data are handled at the element level - assigning properties, using Graphic Overrides or setting renovation status are a few examples.To express design intent and extract data at a more detailed level, the com...

James B by Graphisoft
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Archicad 25 INT versus US version

I accidentally installed INT version of Archicad 25, opened a project and recreated all my doors and windows because they showed as missing library dots. Which I thought was odd...but really happy to see the updates in the door, window, etc. librarie...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Reading ArchiCAD 9 files and transferring to AC18

Hello : I'd like to recover a file created by AC9 on a G4 Macbook. I have the AC9 file on my Macbook Pro, OS 10.11.6. Is the following procedure likely to succeed? Current - MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) 10.11.6, ArchiCAD 18 Reinstall : Mac OS 10....

Topographical Surveyors

Hi all, Are there any Topographical Surveyors who use ArchiCad as their primary CAD software? We have recently employed our own surveyor and he has worked for the past 20 years with AutoCad to process his surveys. As we have ArchiCad in-house I don't...

Resolved! Polygonal painting

Hi to all, Is there a way to texture sides of one object (ex columg,slab etc.) differently ? Im asking mainly because while using external render engines such as lumion, textures must be differentiated so that custom textures can be applied ... This ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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dynamic element transfer

Is it possible to make AC elements sync into a GH container automatically - as in "all walls" or by some find&select criteria? Setting it manually after every new drawn AC element is tiring. thanks

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Commercial Flush Mount Toilets / Grab bars

Those of us in the US working on high use commercial bathrooms, know that virtually all installed toilets are wall mounted, sometimes floor mounted, flush valve toilets. Rarely would an architect spec a tank type toilet in a high use commercial appli...

rm by Advocate
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transferring attributes from favorites

I have a model of a house with 20-30 various windows. I'd like to transfer the attributes of one of my window favorites (surfaces, jamb/sash dimensions, wall connection etc) onto all the windows at once but without changing the the current sizes or l...

Wish to turn off preview of beams and columns!

Is there a way to turn off the preview image that is generated every time you open the beams or column settings dialog? It takes a second too long to generate and is most of the time not useful. If you try to be productive and efficient these small d...

ArchiCAD facing climate change / EcoDesigner Star should help

How can Archicad help save the world from climate change? The following will give you an idea of the dangers we are increasingly facing: Isn't this the best time to make Ec...

Mjules by Advisor
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