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Site Plan in Archicad

Site plan shows Plan of the buildings from top view (elements can come from different levels) and the site information from ground. Archicad has the required information in different storeys. This article will focus on how to combine those informatio...

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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 ...

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Quick Tip – Expand and Collapse All

Got a huge amount of folders in your View Map and/or in the Layout Book and want to see all their content expanded? Select the folder and use: ALT+right arrow (MAC) and * (Windows) to expand all within the selected folder ALT+left arrow (MAC) and – (...

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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 ...

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Using Geometry Information as Scheduling Criteria

This is to follow up the post earlier on Multiple Area Units in Zone Stamps and take the next step after converting the area units – it is going to be a very short one As you have seen in that post, we converted the area to a different unit than the ...

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Schedules with Zero Values

Archicad Schedules can only list existing elements by default, but we can use a bit of a trick to go around this behaviour and list what is not really there as well. This is needed sometimes when the user wants to create a schematic section for examp...

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What does Open and Repair repair?

Open & Repair is one of the most useful commands in Archicad, it is the solution to many common issues. The purpose of the repair process is to physically fix damaged files. When the damage occurs, one or more parts of the file become corrupted or lo...

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