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


Site Plan in Archicad

Note: The steps described in this article are still applicable for the latest version. The expected outcome of site plan as per the Singapore standards are achievable only by the workaround given in the article. Site plan shows Plan of the buildings ...

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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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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 – (...


Bird’s Eye View of a Building to be Placed in Master Plan

There are times when you need a Drone view of the building to show in Master Plan. All you need is the outline of the building, but it takes a lot of time to get a clean and crisp overall boundary of the entire project. And, in case there are updates...

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PlotMaker was a layouting program that was part of the ARCHICAD package. This standalone application was optimized to prepare an architectural documentation set based on the views, drawings and images created in ARCHICAD. PlotMaker could also accommo...

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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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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