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Changing Plan Graphics - schematic thru CD ??

Currently, our residential schematic design drawings are graphically represented as free hand line drawings, typically at 1/8" or 1/4" scale...and they are drawn over as-built drawings in Archicad. I have recently drew a schematic set in AC, and it w...

Resolved! Oce 9800 Plotting Problems

We are running ArchiCAD 7.0 R3 on Windows 2000 and plot using Plotmaker 3.0. We send our plots to an outside printer using an Oce 9800 plotter. We have had problems with random half-toned text and lines. The same sheet may plot differently each time ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Printing questions

Hello all, How do you all handle grey tones when you want your colored lines to print "true black". I know you can select the all to black option...but then the grey toning prints as black, this is not the effect I am looking for. I would like to pri...

rgarand by Booster
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Dimensioning S/E

I posted a question on a similar thread that went un answered. so.... How do you deal with dimensioning in sections? when it is a live section you can not get an accurate dimension where a wall and rafter intersect. Do you unlink your sections? We ha...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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composite walls vs. simple wall fills

A Basic question about wall types: We do a lot of TI work in 1/8" scale--elaborated space planning straight to construction. We use perhaps 10 different wall types and track unit costing on these. In the past, we have used composite wall types but at...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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resizing drawing scale in Plotmaker 3.1

I've just installed Plotmaker 3.1. I am looking forward to having Plotmaker retain the rescaled size of a drawing through an update. I just updated one of the drawings but the Scale option on the Drawing Attributes page is greyed out (not accessable)...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Detail Tool

When I create a detail using the Detail tool a rounded rectangular box is place on floor plan. The problem is when I open the item in the Navigator. The detail window is empty. Why? AC8v3r3, WinXp-Pro-Sp1,Xeon 3.06, 1g

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Plotmaker - Auto Text Problem

Presntly working with Plotmaker 3.0.0. R3 USA (6318) under Windows XP Proff. Plotmaker displays the drawing name as [Undefined Value]. The drawing name shows in the Layout settings window, and also un the Navigator window, next to the field propertie...

Problems with updating the layout book. BGArchiCAD

I having problems with updating the layout book. First, BGArchiCAD is taking forever to open the .pln file. I will get two or three 'ArchiCAD is not responding' messages before it ever opens. When it finally opens, I get an error that says 'Error whi...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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