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How to Display and Select Elements in 3D

The Visibility of Elements in 3D There is a variety of different settings that affect the 3D View.At View > Elements in 3D View there are four command that help you control what is visible in 3D: Show Selection/Marquee in 3D Show Stored Selection/Mar...

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How to Edit Archicad Elements?

In this article you can learn how to: make changes to elements you created before make changes to multiple elements at once change line types, pens and colors change the reference line position of walls Changing / Editing Elements To change existing ...

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Drag/Rotate/Mirror an Element as Copy

You can also use all the moving commands to move an element copy. The commands work the same with the difference that the original element remains in place. The first option to invoke a copying command is via Edit > Move > Drag/Rotate/ Mirror a Copy....

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Start Working in Archicad

This article will help you learn the basics you need to know before starting to work in Archicad. This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. Starting Archicad The startup dialog of Archicad: Start Archicad How to start a new proje...

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How to save your work in Archicad?

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. In Archicad it is important to save your work regularly. Read this article below to learn how Archicad ensures data safety. Save your work Use the 'Save' command in File menu. For the fir...

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Archicad Basic Concepts - The Navigator

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. What is the Navigator? The Navigator Palette (Navigator) is a tree structure that lets you build up the entire logical structure of your project and navigate within it. The Navigator is d...

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The Archicad Interface

If you have not yet installed Archicad, read this article to learn how to proceed with the installation. Open Archicad by clicking on its icon/shortcut, which can be on the desktop/in the dock. You can also launch the program from within the folder y...

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Elevating Elements

The “Elevate” command allows you to move selected elements vertically along the Z-axis. Elevating in the Floor Plan Once more, you first must select the element.Then, invoke the “Elevate” command via Edit > Move or from the pet palette. This brings u...

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Mirroring Elements

Mirroring creates a mirror image of the selected elements. Select the elements you want to mirror. Invoke the command via Edit > Move > Mirror … or select it from the context menu or the Pet Palette. Define the mirroring axis with two clicks, as if y...

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Rotating Elements

The “Rotate” command allows you to rotate elements around a freely selected rotation center. Just as at the “Drag” command, you first must select an element. Check How to Select Elements - The Marquee Tool , also How to Select Elements - The Arrow To...

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