I've been using Archicad Sine V4.1 in 1992. I've upgraded off and on over the years. I recently switched from V22 to V25 and I'm not happy. Had already seen little improvement from 19 when I went to 22. here is my list of complaints after a month of using V25. some are carry overs from 22
Complaints of v25
BTW the stairs still don’t work worth a dam I still use the stairs from 19 or make my own.
I have finally been able to make one rail work but still can’t get it to do vertical pickets
I'm using mac pro16
To turn off dumb preview pop-up in tab bar:
Options/Work Environment/More Options/
Uncheck "Show Preview in Tab Bar."
It took me years to make peace with the tab bar. You need to get really disciplined with your view settings. They're useful later in the project when you know what you need, but kind of a pain to manage in the early stages. One thing that helped was activating the (still) experimental "Enable Linked Tabs." feature under More Options. This allows for global changes in all tab views, which is especially helpful in early design development.
Also, when you off the tabs you lose the Pop-up Navigator button which for some reason is tied into the tab bar. Having the navigator as a pop-up reduces clutter and frees up real estate.
Also if you do not want multiple elevations, multiple sections, multiple layouts, etc., you can turn off these options in your work environment.
Then you will only ever have one TAB for each view type.
Cuts down the number of TABs, but means you can only have one elevation or section or layout open at a time.
Open another elevation and the current one will close.
I set my WE to not open in a new tab, and then when I want 2 or 3 elevations open it's very easy to right click the saved view and it provides the option to open in a new tab. I find tabs one of the most helpful additions to my work flow.
I've tried to get the stairs to work over multiple hours over the last three years. i got one straight run to work once and saved as a favorite but it wouldn't let me do anything else with it. for me they are not intuitive at all. I watched a couple of videos and still no help. note it takes me minutes with the old stairs where it takes an hour minimum to get one straight stair to work. the new stairs won't let me set my own rise and run you have to pick form its list and even then one time it had the correct rise and run it wouldn't let me use it . go figure
You don't need to set the rise and run.
You set the bottom height ant the top height, tread length and number of risers you need.
Link the top and bottom to your storeys (you can use offsets if you wish).
Archicad will make the stair, and if you ever adjust the storey height, the stair will adjust automatically.
There are rules in the stair settings for min/max riser height and going length and min/max 2R+G, plus other rules.
These should be set to you local standards so you can not have an illegal stair, but you can turn these rules off.
Having the rules active will just give you the choice of available legal riser numbers or heights (changing one will set the other).
There is obviously a lot more involved but a simple straight stair should just be 2 clicks, once you have set the rules and linked the top and bottom.
If you need more help on specific topics, it will be best to start a new post for each one.
Rather than having 18 or so conversations on different topics all in this one post as we have going now.
16. When placing a fill origin I used to be able to set the origin before laying out the fill, best method, then it became after you place the fill, now you place the fill and it puts the origin at the center and you have to find it and move it to where you want it. Every change arhicad makes makes it more difficult not easier. NOW I HAVE TO DRAW A REFERENCE POINT TO WHERE I WANT TO MOVE THE ORIGIN TO SINCE I CAN NO LONGER SET THE ORIGIN FROM A KNOWN POINT
Apparently this was changed in version 23. The PDF Reference Guide for 25 (page 2070 English version) still describes the method for 22 and earlier.. with the cursor changing shape after drawing the fill outline to place the origin and direction vector. I'm told that Graphisoft will be updating the manual.
I think this change in the Beam tool's Info Box panel is probably related to the fact that multi-segment Beams were introduced in AC23, the Info Box was changed then. Maybe it is because Top and Bottom are no longer relevant when each of your Beam segments can have different geometry and thus can have different Tops and Bottoms. In such a case, all you have left is the Beam's Reference Line location which you can still define with the Info Box field.
that makes sense however when not using a segmented beam there is no reason to not show top and bottom elevations. that feature would not be highlited when segmented as happens on other features. this missing feature is making a lot of work more cumbersome.
thanks for the response