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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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Patches vs library parts

What is the difference between these and how one would use them. Is it just that the patch has the opaque option allowing you to cover up things?

Anonymous by Not applicable
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hotlink adaptation

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to grey out a hotlink in an individual view when it is for reference only, or not in a particular scope of work?

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Slab Thickness Transitions

I am working on a project that has a massive concrete mat foundation and need some help. For Example: There are portions of the Slab that are 96" in depth and other Portions that are 78" deep. Between the 2 different depths there is a portion of the ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Story Documentation

Is there a good way to show multiple stories on one plan. In a large project there are multiple levels throughout the project, and I would like to set up a story for each one. Although I also want to have a comprehensive plan to reference all buildin...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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publisher pen set

Where do you define (or do you) the pen set which publisher uses? The scenario I am having is this: I had a pen set which was basically a clone of the architectural set which was name 99 mypenset. I made some changes to this pen set which hosed some ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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3D shading to 2D

Working in ArchiCad 10 I created a 3D view in the shading mode. I marquee the 3D view, copy and paste the view onto the 2D window. For some unknown reason the fills of the 3D view are always empty. I have all the preferences on the "3D windows settin...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Marquee problems in 3D

I have begun working in AC 11. I'm trying to marquee sections of the drawing to view selected items in 3D so I can isolate errors in elements originally created in AC9. I set View>Elements in 3D View >Filter Elements in 3D View to "Show Elements insi...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Llayout book - my title block & consecutive sheets numb

I know it is so easy that I am blind to it...much like Love, OK How does one in a step by step way, take my title block as a Master Layout and then input the drawings on sheet 2 ,3 and 4 and have the numbers consecutive...and the title block show on ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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What is a "pen function"

In the help menu it says "Since each pen index number has a distinct function definition, it is worth paying attention to the pen function when assigning a pen to an element. (Or you can simply use the default element pens that are shipped with Archi...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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1, 2,

1- Lots of times lately when I am working with Objects, and Windows and doors, I am finding that the previews are not showing up in my preview window, not the plan view, elv. view, 3D view - nothin.. Any ideas? 2- And more importantly- How do you guy...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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