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Drawing walls etc with global coordinates?

Sandramuller
Contributor

Hi. A colleague  is doing larger schemes and has to draw multiple buildings and garden/landscaping with global coordinates. 

Is it possible to draw a wall for example and say that this wall should start at specific  global  coordinates?

 

Or is there a label which she can add to all objects  which then shows the global coordinates?

 

Archicad 25

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david_skogvold
Booster

First of all, always model your project close to the Archicad origin.

 

Drawing your project in real world coordinates may introduce a number of problems (rounding errors, inaccuracy, visual artifacts) relating to how computers work with large numbers, so generally it is recommended to avoid this.

 

What you can do instead is either use the Survey Point tool, and place this either at a known coordinate near your project, and define the north direction if needed. Then place Survey Coordinate objects at the points you want. Make sure that you define the real world coordinate for your Survey Point, and set the Survey Coordinate object to use the Survey Point as reference.

 

Here's a short introduction video:

https://help.graphisoft.com/AC/26/INT/_AC26_Help/020_Configuration/020_Configuration-40.htm

 

Regards,

David