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### Graphic Overrides series: Color Zone By Size, by Bart Cuppens

Welcome to our series of articles from the One Override To Rule Them All challenge! We invited some of the participants of the challenge to elaborate on their entries, share their workflows and tips&tricks. Enjoy and feel free to start a thread in th...

### Zone Areas and Volumes

Zone area and volume calculations may seem to be tricky sometimes when you can’t track which areas are calculated exactly and how. In the following I will try to clarify the differences between the area types and why they may or may not show up when ...

### Multiple Area Units in Zone Stamps

I initially wanted to include three topics in one post, then I realized it would be easier to find them later if they were broken down into shorter parts, though they could be related as well. Let’s start with displaying different area units in Zone ...

### Using Expressions to Calculate the Maximum Number of Occupants Automatically

With the introduction of expressions in ARCHICAD 22 users can extract and manipulate information from the model. Follow the steps below to learn how automatically calculate the maximum number of occupants per zone and display it in the zone stamp. Cr...

### Scheduling Doors by Zone

ARCHICAD allows users to schedule their doors by zone. Please follow the steps below to learn how to setup a door schedule and how to change the zone a door belongs to. Create a Door Schedule In this example we will only be setting up a schedule that...

### Occupancy Design Validation with Expressions

A new feature of ARCHICAD 22 helps to turn the raw data into meaningful and valuable information. The expression-based properties process model data with functions and operators to produce new information which was not available directly in ARCHICAD....

### Why Dimensions and Zones can't be part of a group

You have probably noticed that Dimensions and Zones can't be part of a group but you were wondering why. This is because these elements almost always have relation to other elements (dimensions belong to walls or other elements, zones are relative to...

### Changing the zone category of more zones overwrites certain zone parameters

Affected version(s): 19, 20 | Severity: workaround applicable | ID: TT ID 211329 Issue When the zone category is changed for more zones at the same time then in some cases not just the category, but other parameters of the zones will change as well. ...

### Global Settings Affecting Zone Data and Display

Options->Project Preferences->Zones Dialog Zone Instance Setting affecting Zone Data Zone Settings Dialog –> Name and Positioning panel Zone Settings->Area Calculation panel Other Element’s Instance Setting affecting Zone Data Wall Settings Dialog->G...

### How to list the Wall Surface

In ARCHICAD listing/scheduling the Wall Surface is not possible if the Zone's body was modified with a Solid Element Operation. Until the correction is implemented there is a possible workaround. Basic idea Instead of the Zone we will list a Morph, c...