I'm working with ArchiCAD version 8. I've been working on getting a copy of the Step by Step book for this version but in the mean time I'm getting stuck on what should be extremely basic features.
I'd love other suggestions for resources on learning the basics if anyone has any ideas. As far as my immediate questions go, is there a simple way to verify the length of objects of walls?
You can either draw a line over the wall, reading the dimension from the co-ordinates pallette before clicking on the second point of the line OR set your user origin temporarily to the first point, hover over the second point and read co-ordinates (sorry, I forgot the shortcut for user origin, never used it much myself) OR use the Element Information pallette from Windows > Pallettes > Element Information menu.
Also I have tried to manually place interior dims and can't get the "nodes" to attach to anything. I can only use the automatic interior dims. Any suggestions on what step I'm missing when trying to place two nodes and just get one simple dimension?
Be sure to select the correct dimension orientation, vertical, horizontal or angled, and that you are selecting the nodes you want and getting a circular (not square) node indicator. It's best to select intersections of walls rather than points along their length.