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Archicad 22 - Hidden Gems

Peng Yu Liang
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni

 

Work Environment

A new option has been introduced, under On -Screen Options,  to turn on/off contours for all Favorite and Object Settings 3D previews.
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Work Environments lists now support  multi-selection: edit several items at one time when you show/hide items in Tool Settings and Info Box, and add/remove items in Toolbar and Menus.
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Sun Study and Create Fly-Through, Sun Position

An updated interface for Sun Study and Create Fly-Through dialogues: New "Total Length" feedback indicates how long the exported movie will run (total frames divided by frame rate).
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A new algorithm for calculating Sun Position (using Solar Position Algorithm of the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory). Date settings now include the year.
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Element Transfer Settings

Home Story definitions are now stored correctly. Sets and default have been updated accordingly. A new option added for Curtain Wall, including Classes and Scheme Pattern.
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Selection

A new simplified Selection palette interface. A new Redefine function introduced, allowing selected Selection Set to be updated based on the current element selection.  
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Selection in Floor Plan now prioritizes selection of uncut elements. Select overhead elements by their outline.

Old selection:

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New selection:

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Column edit

Edit width and height of square and profiled Columns graphically on Floor Plan via their boundary nodes (previously only available in 3D)  
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Stretching a rectangular Column in Floor Plan or 3D now always adheres to its defined anchor (previously always used center point)

Documentation tools

The label now can be "re-associated " to another element by using CMD/CTRL+Click  
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Grid Tool lines fix: a custom setting of lines now only affects the selected Section. (Previously it affected all the Sections.) Custom lines settings:
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General line settings:
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A new System Auto-text: using the current system date (Day of Month/Week, Month (name/number) and Year (short/long).
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Interactive Schedule

Schedule Cell Size dialog now supports multi-selection editing. A new button lets you resize all Rows and Columns to fit the content with a single click.
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Zones with Curtain Wall interaction

Using the "Reference Line" algorithm for Zone creation: now detects the logical Zone Boundary where the walls connect to a Curtain Wall, without connecting their Reference Lines.
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Reset Elements

A new Info box command has been added for all Library Parts ( e.g.: Doors, Windows, Objects) to "Reset to Default Settings".
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Surface settings

New from Catalog: after selecting an item during a search, the selected item is retained even after clearing the search.

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