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Font List for GDL Objects

For custom font assignments in GDL Objects: It would be great if GS would give us the ability to "REQUEST()" available fonts on the user's computer to populate a VALUES list. Or better yet... Give us a general Object parameter value that automaticall...

Dimensioning S/E

I posted a question on a similar thread that went un answered. so.... How do you deal with dimensioning in sections? when it is a live section you can not get an accurate dimension where a wall and rafter intersect. Do you unlink your sections? We ha...

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Variable text objects

We are an A/E firm that runs Archicad for architecture and Autocad for our engineering. I am familiar in running translations but am having a problem with some of my objects. When saving out to Autocad, objects with text assigned in the GDL code come...

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Sloped walls

Is it possible to slope the top of a wall, so for example in section, the top right corner will be lower then the top left. (not a leaning wall) PS Ive now got my archicad8 as so many of you people were emphasising an upgrade was due from 7. Ive got ...

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!Restored: Placing Site in Existing Drawing

If I've got a building already modeled, how would I ensure it sits at the right elevation on a sloping site if the terrain model is added after the building? For that matter, how would I be sure to place it properly if I started with the terrain mode...

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About piracy & stuff

I'm not advocating piracy, let that be clear. I use a full ArchiCAD for which I paid a lot of money (about 1,5x the American price, to be more precisely). And I'm now working in an academic environment, where we also have a strict policy of only usin...

stefan by Enthusiast
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Using non-editable elements

~/archiben wrote:no. we're using lines and text to create the grid - it's too complicated for the built in grid tool. the lines have big circles as arrows on the end and all is grouped and locked ~/archiben I prefer to use an object as my grid line s...

CONCEPT GHOST story

You can do at an inferior story -the main building concept ghost story -in 2d figures lines hatches - for easy compare the global initial ideea with the working solution. And i use allways another 0,00 m height ghost story for 2d undesirable but 3d n...

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Auto-text within notes in ArchiCAD?

Here's a question for the GDL gurus out there. Now that we have all these auto-text features in AC and PM, is there a way to have auto-text show in AC notes? For example, my text block says, "Bla bla bla. Refer to Section on Sheet ." Where and are...

List in GDL scripts

When I created a 2D object that show some text, I want my users can select a font that they like. So I add a variable which type is string. Then in 2D script I write the following code: DEFINE STYLE "WolfKing" fontname, fontsize, 5, 0 I think everybo...

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