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Unable to make stair connection correct in both section/3d and plan

Hi there, I'm having a problem ensuring that my stair, moreover its connection with a floor slab, is correct in both plan and section/3d. When I stretch the slab to the touch first step, it looks correct in plan, however in section you get this ugly ...

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shg1993 by Participant
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File size

Hello everyone. Sorry as i don't know where to put this topic Not long ago i have bought laptop for graphic design and have installed Archicad. I have 2 drivers, 1 which is C has not so many space because i wanted it to be designed only for Windows, ...

Multi roof levels projects

Hi, new user here. I am trying to set up a project with multiple roof levels ( existing roof at 2400 and extension roofs at 3000 ) does it needs to be done on the storeys settings ? any link to online education where to learn on to set up extension w...

Archicad for preparing for architecture degree.

Hi, I have been doing research into different CAD software for architecture and Archicad seems like one of the better pieces of software for architecture.I'm planning on doing an architecture degree in the future but I need to build a portfolio up, a...

rudra00 by Participant
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Floor access hatch door?

Hello Is there a floor access hatchway door type object in AC?? Want to model an access hatchway into a roof space Thank you!

Custom curtain walls

Hi, I made a custom curtain wall to create an external cladding for my project however I'm having issues aligning the tiles. When I stretch the wall the tiling becomes distorted unless its at a certain measurement. I don't know if anyone's experience...

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1324 hi by Participant
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Multi - Building plots. Create differenct building in the same site.

Hello everyone, I am not a new Archicad user, yet not old and i wanted to make a question about the strategy i should use, in order to make the architectural plans (both 2d and 3d) of a multi building project in the same land. There will be 4 buildin...

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vm1992 by Participant
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What is real difference between cut lines and drafting lines ?

Hi ! Manual says: Drafting line: "Simple 2D drafting line. Lines drawn with the Line tool will be in this category by default."ok, it will be there and ? How that will help if it will be there ? Cut line:"Contour line of a 3D element on a cutting pla...

kosta by Booster
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Brick wall using Curtain tool question.

Hi guys, I am using Curtain tool to make a pattern brick wall. But there is some lines in 3D view as shown in the picture. Can I make them invisible? Thanks.

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