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How to Lock/Unlock Elements in ARCHICAD

Types of Element Locking Layer - When a layer is locked, all elements on the layer are locked. Individually - Elements can be individually locked independent from the locking status of their layer. How to Identify Locked Elements Locked elements cann...

Importing and Exploding PDFs

Often times a PDF is the only file type available for certain content. Fortunately ArchiCAD allows you to import and convert the vector information into usable elements. Please follow the steps below to import and explode PDFs in ArchiCAD. Importing ...

How to display hidden Mesh lines on a section

How do we make a mesh cut line in section dashed? - asked by nickATA on ARCHICAD-TALK One of our users posted this question on ARCHICAD-TALK about how to make an uncut line of a Mesh dashed on a section. The situation described was with two meshes (o...

Trace & Reference Palette

Trace image not aligning across Stories - asked by John on ARCHICAD-TALK Sometimes we can run into issues with Trace & Reference: the ghost drawing is shifted, not aligning with the content of the stories above certain elements missing from the ghost...

Using Graphic Overrides for Project Auditing

Graphic Overrides provide users with a tool to highlight and visualize a project and they are also a fantastic way to audit a file. They can be used to identify code issues, elements placed incorrectly, static dimensions and many other issues. Below ...

Using Graphic Overrides to Check Element Layer

During the the course of a project elements can be placed on the wrong layer. When this happens, drawings, schedules and other areas of the project can be affected. Follow the steps below to use Graphic Overrides to locate elements on the wrong layer...

Using Graphic Overrides to Check Element Position

During the IFC collaboration it is important to set element position to either Exterior or Interior. Follow the steps below to use Graphic Overrides to see how elements are assigned. 1. Go to Document > Graphic Overrides > Graphic Override Combinatio...

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