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Zone Stamp at the same scale

I think I understand the working of zone stamps at different scales. But I have two plans at the same scale and I would like the zone stamp to behave differently on the two plans. On plan A I want to show the zone name and number, on plan B only the ...

Offset modifiers not displaying

Hi, I havea an issue where the offset modifiers I make are not showing up in the viewport. I can edit them in the settings after pressing CTR+T, but I can't just select the line in the wall and adjust it through the pet palette. I'm using Archicad 24...

jvogt by Participant
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Param-o, graphical transform?

Hi all, 1, 2; in Param-o two objects are combined3; I need to be able to move, rotate one of the objects4; I can see and edit the variables5; but for precise position I need these "grips" in the floor plan to move, rotate the object.-> how do I get t...

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Resolved! Plumbing wet wall in hotlinked apartment to cut through slab

Technical question here from a newbie - Our multi-story residential project has a bunch of hotlinked apartment layout variations (from a single .mod file) per floor; say, four apartments per floor. Boss would like that the plumbing wet walls (i.e. ad...

Resolved! How to save edited walls doors windows etc

Hello! I am new to Archicad so this may be a stupid question. When I edit an element (for example changing the width of door), how do I save the element so that I can reuse it elsewhere on the model? In Revit I would duplicate a premade object, edit ...

danfb12 by Participant
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How to avoid high column of earth when using real RL's in models

I prefer using real RL's for floor levels (as recommended by Graphisoft) and am modelling a house on a steeply sloping site with ground level about 180m above sea level. External 3D models therefore default with 180m high columns of earth under the g...

KeesW by Advocate
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Resolved! Stair shows as a folded plane in 3D

I cannot figure out what the heck is going on here. I've drawn a monolithic stair in plan and it shows up fine. In elevation, it also shows up fine, but in 3D, it shows up as a thin plane that mimics the treads and risers. It's also brick textured fo...

dcerezo by Advocate
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Roof training materials

HiWe are progressing through the free training videos and having looked at the various other resources are surprised that there is nothing specific to modelling roofs. Is this something that Graphisoft has been made aware of? Do other users feel this...

Resolved! how to trim the staircase lower part that connect with the slab ?

Hi can I trim the staircase lower part that connect with the slab ? I tried solid elements operation ( even with "downword extrusion ", I chabged also priority of building materials ( different concrete for slab and staircase body ) but had n...