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Anonymous
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When I set the grid to 1'x1' and I am drawing a square, how do I get the square 11'9 x 12'?

I know how I can get 12' all around by simply following the grid but have no clue if I need something in between 1'.

I am using ArchiCad 9.

TIA
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Stress Co_
Advisor
1. Make sure your "Coordinates" pallete is displayed.

2. I assume your drawing with the line tool set to "Draw a rectangle".

3. Click mouse at your selected begin point and start "dragging a rectangle".

4. Hit the X key and type in 11-9.

5. Hit the Y key and type in 12.

6. Hit return...... How'd that work?
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina) //// Mac OS 14.2.1 (Sonoma)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 //// Apple M2 Max
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Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB //// 12C CPU, 30C GPU
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full) //// ArchiCAD 27 (4030 USA Full)
Anonymous
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Look in the help guide under coordinates or origin or something. If you still need help PM me and I will try to help. I can't type very fast and it's hard to explain with a post. I think this has been discussed before.
Anonymous
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Stress wrote:
1. Make sure your "Coordinates" pallete is displayed.

2. I assume your drawing with the line tool set to "Draw a rectangle".

3. Click mouse at your selected begin point and start "dragging a rectangle".

4. Hit the X key and type in 11-9.

5. Hit the Y key and type in 12.

6. Hit return...... How'd that work?
I know how to do this, but when it snaps it to the 11'9 it is off the grid.

How do I line the grid back up with the wall?

Or can I?
Anonymous
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I guess no one knows

Come on guys, I know someone can help me.
Stress Co_
Advisor
home_builder wrote:


I know how to do this, but when it snaps it to the 11'9 it is off the grid.

How do I line the grid back up with the wall?

Or can I?


I think this is what your asking ...... you want to realign the grid with the wall (or line) you created "off the grid"?

Click the "Set Skewed Grid" button on the Coordinates palette. Then click& drag on a edge of your wall to reestablish the grid origin. If that's not the question ..... try posting a screen shot?
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina) //// Mac OS 14.2.1 (Sonoma)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 //// Apple M2 Max
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 //// 32 GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB //// 12C CPU, 30C GPU
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full) //// ArchiCAD 27 (4030 USA Full)
Rick Thompson
Expert
home_builder wrote:
Stress wrote:

I know how to do this, but when it snaps it to the 11'9 it is off the grid.

How do I line the grid back up with the wall?

Or can I?
If your grig is set to 1'x1' and you're settings are set to snap to that particular grid, then that's what happens. Unsnap to that grid, maybe be wild... turn snap completely off... and try it.

personally I like to have the snap off, look at the coordinate read outs, move the mouse and click... but I work on small things.

The manual is full of this stuff. (and I could stand reading again)
Rick Thompson
Mac Sonoma AC 26
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Anonymous
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Screenshot:
Grid.jpg
KeesW
Advocate
You can't make a building with non-grid dimensions fit to the grid. A 1'9" dimension cannot be fitted onto a 1'0" grid. Whilst one corner of the building, or one element such as a wall, can be on the grid everything else is likely to be off.

You could create a snap mode of 3", in addition to a main 1' grid. If you want to see the grid, and the building on it, you'll have to change the grid to a multiple of 1'9", 9" or 3". However, having such a small grid makes the screen very busy.

If I want to relocate the building on the grid, I select all layers, use the heavy marquee to select all stories and all elements of the building, select the wall or item I want on the grid, and then move the entire building. If there is an easy way, I'd like to know!
Cornelis (Kees) Wegman

cornelis wegman architects
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Anonymous
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Put the user origin on the corner of your building, the grid spreads out from this point. Note you will have to turn the snap off to do this.
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