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Tips to use the Project Information

Emoke Csikos


During the lifetime of a project it is essential to manage project related information such as the exact name, address and contact info of the architect, those of the client, location of the building site, etc. These are important in several aspects:
  • documentation
  • collaboration
  • communication with different parties.
All of these can be managed with the help of the Project Info. The dialog box is available through File > Info > Project Info.

Managing Project Info

Entries in Project Info are organized into groups:
There is a large number of predefined items in each group. If you need more space when entering data, select the item and click the three dots (...) at the right end of the field. For some fields (e.g. Site or Architect Full Address) more complete entry fields are available:
Use the buttons on the right to manage Project Info entries:
  • Add: Click to add a new custom Project Info entry to the currently selected group.
  • Remove: Click to delete the selected custom item.
  • Import: Click to load another Project Info .xml file.
  • Export: Click this button to save the current project info data as an .xml file which can be loaded into any other ARCHICAD project. This can be useful when setting up company-standard Project Info data.

How to Use Project Info Data

The Project Info content is available for use as AutoText entries. AutoText helps you insert project information easily in both Model Views and Layouts.

Step 1: Add Project Info

Open the Project Info dialog box (File > Info > Project Info) and fill in the Project, Architect and/or Client related data fields as detailed above. See also: AutoTextAnnotation

Step 2: Place AutoText

In most cases and in our example AutoText elements are placed on Master Layouts. To insert one, open the Master Layout and activate Text tool from Toolbar. Click on the screen and select the "Insert Autotext" button in the Formatting Palette. The appearing dialog lists the possible AutoText choices, containing the Project & Site, Architect or Client Details entered in Project Info. Select the one you need and place it as a simple Text.

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