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Tracing over a trace refererence

KeesW
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I am having to draw over PDF plans to create copies. I've set the PDF dwg as a trace reference so that I can draw over the top of them using the Archicad wall, door, window, tools. But I can only use some 2D tools such as lines and circles. If I try to trace over a 300 thick wall on the trace reference, with a new 300 thick wall, it doesn't work. That can't be right, surely because it is called a trace tool. What am I doing wrong?

Cornelis (Kees) Wegman

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Barry Kelly
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Are you by chance trying to model in a detail or worksheet window?

These are only 2D which is why you can only use 2D tools.

You should have no problem tracing in the floor plan.

 

Barry.


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Barry Kelly
Moderator

Are you by chance trying to model in a detail or worksheet window?

These are only 2D which is why you can only use 2D tools.

You should have no problem tracing in the floor plan.

 

Barry.


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Yes that was it. Thank you Barry. I thought that I'd be clever and put the drawing I was tracing into a worksheet.

Cornelis (Kees) Wegman

cornelis wegman architects
AC 5 - 26 Dell XPS 8940 Win 10 16GB 1TB SSD 2TB HD RTX 3070 GPU
Laptop: AC 24 - 26 Win 10 16GB 1TB SSD RTX 3070 GPU

You can put the drawing in a worksheet.

You then reference the worksheet from the plan view - rather than putting the drawing in the plan view itself.

Or place it in another storey and reference that storey.

 

Barry.


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ryejuan
Advisor

also check the scale of the drawing you are tracing.

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards

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