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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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BIM Server Libraries

I just started using ArchiCAD in October 2015. Trying to cleanup company files. Some are solo project and a few are teamwork projects. However....we were running ArchiCAD 17 & 16, recently updated to ArchiCAD 19. On the teamwork files.....the BIM Ser...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Road texture mapping

I have to map a curved road with a road texture, the mapping works perfectly with straight roads , ut i can't bend the map to follow the curve of the road , archicad any help Guys !! thanks i'll use the texture shown below

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Pen color problem!

Hey, I'm working on a new Archicad template for the office, and came across a problem with the doors and coloring in the pen set. After editing a custom pen set and color i can not for the life of me find the setting for the line color of doorsteps i...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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reading text file in GDL

I am having a problem with reading a text file I am trying to use the TEXT extension and the DIALOG option but ArchiCAD refused to 'see' the text file and says its looking for a "GDL TEXT DATA FILE" and won't see the txt file. Mac El Capitan and AC 1...

GRID tool - bottom extension

Hi! I need help about the grid tool In particular although I untick the bottom extension in section/elevation view it appears. I expect that the bottom part of the grid should not appear. Actually the bottom circle and the name/number of the axis doe...

alemanda by Participant
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Trimming Roof Tiles as elements

Hello, I am trying to lay this Spanish tile over the top of my roof. I was wondering how I can quickly trim the tiles so I can place them on oddly shaped objects. Below is an imagine of the tile. I tried to use SEO's but without any luck. I am new to...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Overhead Garage Door

Overhead Garage Door makes wall opening surface same as wall inside face surface, not outside. Could it be corrected? Tilt Garage Door is ok.

Dalius by Booster
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I am having difficulty creating unique 2D hotspots

I am trying to create a way to insert text within the standard library cabinets without editing the object itself. I am using the label script. I am doinging this so when I Have the windows tag control the visibility through the set model view settin...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Creating vectorial fills from referenced surface.

A couple months ago we had someone from Graphisoft come in and train us on ArchiCAD. I swear he showed us a method that I can't seem to find online anywhere. He had a surface jpeg and he was able to take the jpeg and create a custom vectorial fill fr...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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