Fellow AC users before I make a request, I would like to ask how do you minimise the number of mental calculations when moving elements into position without an interactive temporary pop up dimension marker showing up when you click an element?
In simple terms most CAD programs have this method but we don't have it yet or will probably never get it either?
for example I have a room dividing wall with an AC interactive dimension showing 2735 and I want to move it to lets say 3020, In my head I go 3020 minus 2735 is 285 after my brain ticks over I drag the wall 285mm into place. There must be a better way to do this as it wastes allot of time for me when you can just click a temporary dimension and feed the 3020 value in???
I am looking for a simple calculator for mathematical conversions within ArchiCAD.
I have to admit I haven't explored ArchiCAD Calculator functionality. . . (List/Schedules/etc) and probably should. . .
I'm looking for specific measurements for elements given in feet and inches to convert to metric (not graphically) for example, a construction drawing (prior to metric conversion mid sixties here in AUS) that may be dimensioned 8'4" ceiling level (my crappy house by the way) . . .
Finding this post also reminds me to ask has someone in WA set out entire houses using our brick co-ordinates? Cavity wall construction no less? Coursing, openings, piers, the lot? Or does everyone pay for the 4D Edge extra libraries (as no doubt this functionality is built into every 4D Edge object produced)
By the way, thinking of 4D Edge, what's happened to the User Groups in Perth?
ArchiCAD SE on Windows 7 Am I the last person on earth to get 64 bits? Whee!
You original issue was not solved by this. The tips others have provided in this thread are the way to go when modifying element locations relative to a given point.
However, when placing certain elements (e.g Doors/Windows in Walls), there is something new.
In ARCHICAD 19 it will be possible to place a Snap Reference at the corner of a Wall. Then when you place your cursor along the edge of the Wall, the Tracker will display the distance from the Snap Reference. You can then simply type the value you want the element to be placed from the Snap Reference along the edge and press ENTER, done.
So, to place a Window 1000 millimeters from a Wall corner:
1. Hover the cursor over the corner, press Q, the corner is immediately marked as Snap Reference.
2. Hover your cursor along the Wall edge, type "1000", then ENTER on your keyboard (no TAB needed to enter the Tracker, no repositioning of the User Origin is needed).
3. Click to define Window direction.
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