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Difference between Drawing and Figure Tools

This document was prepared in response to the Archicad-Talk question of when to use the Figure Tool rather than the Drawing Tool.The Drawing and Figure tools are Archicad features that allow the user to deal with drawings and images. Even though thos...

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PDF file size and Fill choice

Files saved from ARCHICAD in 2D formats (PDF, DWG, DWF...) can be unusually large because of fill and line types used in the drawing. "symbol" type fills and "symbol" type lines explode in DWG and PDF - one line in archicad can break up to thousands ...

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Level Dimensions and Gravity

See also: http://www.cadalyst.com/aec/how-display-elevation-values-relative-sea-level-archicad-insights-tutorial-3714 Level Dimensions Level Dimensions are point-level elevation markers common to architecture and site planning. They measure the eleme...

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How to Use Standard Details in a Project

This article explains how to embed one or more standard detail drawings into your Project. In this example, we will embed a balcony and Wall-Slab intersection detail into our Project, and place it onto a Layout. We will also create a marker which con...

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Cost Calculation Using Interactive Schedules

In order to estimate the costs in a project please take the following steps. This example will calculate the individual and total costs of the four doors (two of which are identical) in the plan below. Step 1: Set Cost Values for Elements in the Proj...

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How to Split a Line

There are several ways you can split a Line in ARCHICAD. The following describes some of the basic methods. (There are probably other methods you could come up with). Splitting a Line with Another Element In this example, we wish to cut the near-hori...

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Show Projection Settings

The origin of this tip is a blog post by Pablo Montes on his great blog, Arquitecturama.MX: http://juanpablos.blogspot.com/ There are three options can be set as Range of Element’s Projected Display definition (Show Projection) for a non-straight Wal...

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ARCHICAD's 3D Views and 3D Documents

Originally published at AECBytes: http://aecbytes.com/tipsandtricks/2008/issue35-archicad.html. Written by Eric Bobrow (Principal, Bobrow Consulting Group) ARCHICAD makes it easy to create a Virtual Building, a 3D Building Information Model (BIM) of ...

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Sizing Text and Markers with Points

In ARCHICAD 9 and earlier, measuring symbols is one issue and measuring text adds an extra complication for anyone using Imperial units (e.g., US version). This article does not apply to metric users. Marker Size: For marker size, there are at least ...

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