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Documenting coordinates

DenisUser
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Hey,

 

How do you document site coordinates in Archicad?

I have not found any useful object, label, or auto-text that helps with that. I can read coordinates from the palette or measuring tool, but can I copy those coordinates somehow without moving the cursor to another place?

I do not need anything very fancy. Just need to copy the X and Y global coordinates of house corners.

Is there any label that can be done for it or at least how to copy them to a clipboard? Would be nice to get them into tables automatically also if it is possible. But in simple projects, I might have just 4 corners and 4 sets of coordinates so copy and paste works fine too.

In Autocad, I could just copy them from properties if needed.

My site plan is in meters and a coordinate system is in the format of X=0000000.000, Y=0000000.000. And I am talking about absolute coordinates.

Archicad 27 Solo, Windows 11 Pro, Dell Precision 7560 Laptop (64GB RAM, i7-11850H, RTX A4000), Dual 27-inch Dell Monitors (2560x1440).
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By default the measurements are taken from the Project origin.

I am assuming the brown text is not from Archicad?

 

But do not model far from the origin - Archicad will not like that.

 

You can set a custom origin in the object (negative values of your datum point) and it will dimension from there.

 

BarryKelly_0-1693472758588.png

 

There is another one called 'Survey Coordinate Dimension' and that can calculate values based on the survey point location.

Sound like that may be what you want as you don't have to play around with negative custom origin.

 

BarryKelly_1-1693473040096.png

 

Barry.

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Lingwisyer
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Tried the World Coordinate Dimension object?

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Yes, I did. Maybe I do not understand something about it, but it shows coordinates only in degrees? There does not seem to be any setting to change that.

This is how I need my coordinates:

DenisUser_0-1693471603909.png

 

Archicad 27 Solo, Windows 11 Pro, Dell Precision 7560 Laptop (64GB RAM, i7-11850H, RTX A4000), Dual 27-inch Dell Monitors (2560x1440).

That only shows longitude and latitude for me.

Can it be set to show just X & Y?

 

There is just a 'Coordinate Dimensions' object that does just X & Y (and height).

 

BarryKelly_0-1693471561219.png

 

Barry.

 

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I probably am not getting something very basic, but this "Coordinate dimension" object also does not show what I need 🙂

DenisUser_0-1693471881424.png

 

Archicad 27 Solo, Windows 11 Pro, Dell Precision 7560 Laptop (64GB RAM, i7-11850H, RTX A4000), Dual 27-inch Dell Monitors (2560x1440).

That one. I have not used either in years, forgot they were two different things.

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Lingwisyer
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https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Project-data-BIM/Global-origin-incorrect/m-p/396372

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DenisUser
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Yeah. It was very basic. I did not change this object to "Survey point". Now I have what I need on the object. However, I did not manage to copy those values.

Instead, I at least understood that I could use measuring tool. Hovering over a point then tabing to coordinate values and ctrl+c. It works for now.

 

Project origin was correct.

 

Thanks for the help.

Archicad 27 Solo, Windows 11 Pro, Dell Precision 7560 Laptop (64GB RAM, i7-11850H, RTX A4000), Dual 27-inch Dell Monitors (2560x1440).
Solution

By default the measurements are taken from the Project origin.

I am assuming the brown text is not from Archicad?

 

But do not model far from the origin - Archicad will not like that.

 

You can set a custom origin in the object (negative values of your datum point) and it will dimension from there.

 

BarryKelly_0-1693472758588.png

 

There is another one called 'Survey Coordinate Dimension' and that can calculate values based on the survey point location.

Sound like that may be what you want as you don't have to play around with negative custom origin.

 

BarryKelly_1-1693473040096.png

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

Yup. That helps. Thank you.

I am doing site plans only in 2D in the separate Archicad file. 

An instructor in my country advised me to do it like that. And not to model a building in the same file. He gave the same "far from origin problem" explanation.

 

And yes that brow text was an imported survey plan.

Archicad 27 Solo, Windows 11 Pro, Dell Precision 7560 Laptop (64GB RAM, i7-11850H, RTX A4000), Dual 27-inch Dell Monitors (2560x1440).