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Enhanced Design Options

James B

Hi All,


We've made a number of usability improvements, based on feedback, to Design Options in Archicad 28.


  • Common management tasks are now available via the Design Options palette, including create, delete, rename and duplicate. All teamwork enabled.
  • Context menu available from Design Options and Set in palette. With clearer setting of Default, and linking elements to a selected Design Option.
  • Search for Design Options in palette.


For more details:

James Badcock
Graphisoft Senior Product Manager

What should be done is that design options have 2 separate windows for it's management, should be single screen for that.

"Design Options" and "Design Option Manager" should be ajoined not to jump between these windows similar as "Layer Combinations" and "Layers"

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Mathias Jonathan

I found a bug and reported it to the french Graphisoft website. The developers have confirmed the bug. Do you know if it will be fixed for the official release of the 28? It's causing me a lot of problems in my daily use of design options.


NB: When you cut most of archicad element by removing a part of it, one part stays on the good design option, the other moves to the main model...



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Hi @Mathias Jonathan 

We are aware of this issue, and have fixed and are fixing a few similar.

We don’t have a target yet on this exactly, but I’ll review the case.


James Badcock
Graphisoft Senior Product Manager

Is it finally going to work properly with modules on AC28?

I still have to insert many instances if I want to control the visibility from Model view options, in other words, it becomes worse. It's been discussed by users around here.

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