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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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Moving Elements

Editing existing elements is an essential every-day task. Basic Rules The element you want to edit MUST be selected BEFOREHAND. Only then will relevant commands will be available. You can edit elements on the Floor Plan as well as in the 3D window. N...

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Get to Know Doors and Windows

In Archicad Doors, Windows and Objects are prepared for you and stored in small files that are organized in folders called libraries. The prepeared Doors and Windows are parametric objects which means you are able to change their hight, width and man...

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Navigating in the Project

Navigation in the ProjectThe Structure of the ProjectThe Pop-Up Navigator and the NavigatorTabs and the Tab Bar When talking about navigation, we need to address three different things: navigation in the project itself navigation in 2D navigation in ...

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