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2024 Technology Preview Program

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Read articles about Archicad's documenting tools, views, model filtering, layouts, publishing, etc.


Improvements of the Level Dimension Tool

Level Dimension text content was hard to customize The Level Dimensions update in Archicad 26 focuses on avoiding repetitive tasks to save time on creating documentation. These new functions requested by our users make using this tool faster and more...

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Stair flight numbers in section

There are two ways to label stairs in a section: manually (one by one) or automatically. The manual way is to use the Label Tool, find the Stair Riser Step Index and Stair Tread Step Index from the favorites, which are included in the default Archica...

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Pen Sets

NOTE: the available Pen Sets and their parameters can be different in every language version. In this case, this PEN SET theory doesn't apply to the U.S. version The Pens and Colors Settings Dialog is available in Options > Element Attributes > Pens ...

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New Autotext Options for Master Layout and Subset Information

Autotext on Master Layouts is an intelligent Archicad tool that automatically updates documentation-related information in title blocks. However, users needed to add manual text, place specific autotexts for each subset in the Layout Book, or create ...

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Altitude and Reference Levels for Singapore BIM Submission

Note: This article was originally published on AsiaBIM and was written for Archicad 19 mainly for architects working on the Singaporean market. Setting up the Project Altitude properly and displaying its values for BIM Submission in Singapore require...

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Level Dimensions and Gravity

See also: Level Dimensions Level Dimensions are point-level elevation markers common to architecture and site planning. They measure the eleme...

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Decimals and Digit Grouping

Ever wanted to change how the numbers appear in Archicad, but could not find the settings in the Dimension Preferences? By default all numbers are showing commas for digit grouping and full stops for decimals. This can be very easily changed in the s...

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Labeling IDs of Surfaces and Building Materials

Since there is no perfect solution for labeling an abbreviation (ID or code) of elements, mainly the Surfaces, two main ideas emerged other than using external label objects: use Labels along with Properties or IFC mapping. Though the first may seem ...

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Using Expressions to Label Partition Types

With the introduction of expressions in ARCHICAD 22 users can extract and manipulate information from the model. Follow the steps below to learn how to take the name of a composite and abbreviate it for use in a partition tag. 1. Go to Options > Comp...

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Autotext Annotation

See also: How to Insert Autotext in ARCHICAD Help. The ProjectInfo database can be used as a location for stored annotations. These annotations can be then inserted into the project with AutoText. If you work on a plan where the annotations belongs t...

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Font and Paragraph Styles – Using Favorites for Texts

Similar to how font and paragraph styles work we can create and store favorites for Text Styles in ARCHICAD. What are Text Style favorites? First of all, what settings do Text Styles contain? We can customise the following settings: Using these setti...


How to change the dimensioning units by view

Is it possible to set two dimensioning methods in ARCHICAD in one project? - asked on FacebookThis question can be interpreted many ways, let's summarise what we know about dimensioning, what we can and can't do. Setting up the units in the project F...


Expression-defined property labels

What is an expression? An expression is a mathematical phrase which combines numbers, variables and operators to show the value of something. Being introduced in Archicad 22, expression-based element properties can come in hand when we want to create...

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How to place Angle Dimensions in ARCHICAD

The Angle Dimension tool can be found in the toolbox palette, under the “More” group of tools: Angle Dimensions display angle values: between a pair of lines or linear edges or the angle of a curved element NOTE: Angle dimensions are not available in...

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Grid Elements in Elevation or Section

The Grid Tool in ARCHICAD allows elements placed in plan view to show in Elevation and Section. Enabling Grid Elements in Elevation or Section Select the elevation or section in the project map and click the settings button. In the Elevation/Section ...

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Editing Grids

Best Practice Grids are best set before sharing the project. If it is necessary to edit a grid element, it is best to have all other users release their reserved elements and you reserve all of the elements in the project. If your organization is lar...

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How to make Curved Text in Archicad

The article is based on Dan Kunschik’s original post on ARCHICAD-Talk and has been updated for ARCHICAD 15. Summary of steps To create a curved text in ARCHICAD, a few tricks need to be employed. Text (created with the TextTool) can not be curved, so...

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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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