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How do I get rid of the Circle guide when pressing Q?

AlexKW
Contributor

Good day everyone!

How can I get rid of the circle guide that appears when I extend a wall for example to a perpedicular point somewhere else? Its very annoying because the cursor can snap to the circle and thus further from the point I wanted by a tiny amount and I really have no use for it. 

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SVP Architectuur & Stedenbouw
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Eduardo Rolon
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AFAIK that is not possible.

The way I work, I usually press and hold "Shift" to constrain to "horizontal" and then snap to one of the corners instead of perpendicular, but I learned AC when those guides didn't exist.

When I need perpendicular I normally use the one in the Control Box which will ignore the circle

EduardoRolon_0-1707827396747.png

 

Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
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Xandros
Expert

Hi

tool's name is Snap Guide

here's the ArchiCAD Help to this: https://help.graphisoft.com/AC/26/INT/index.htm#t=_AC26_Help%2F030_Interaction%2F030_Interaction-47....

 

Edit: If you dont want to turn the Snap Guides off: the first time you click ESC it deactivates placed snap guides (if there are any active). The second time it would cancel your element operation.

ArchiCAD 26 GER / Win10
Intel i9-9900K / 64GB RAM / nVidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Thanks for clearing up the term for me! 🙂 I still can't find an option how to get rid of the circle guide though...

SVP Architectuur & Stedenbouw
Eduardo Rolon
Moderator

In Work Environment you can increase the time it takes for the snap to appear:

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My workflow is to have a shortcut to activate the snap manually when I need it and not when AC decides.

 

Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
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Let me rephrase my question: I do want snap perpendicular lines but not circles. Its a bit hard to see in the screenshot but what happens every time I wish to extend a wall with another point as a reference a circle appears which stands right next to the point which is actually perpendicular to the Q reference (See sketch with the problem I have zoomed in/exagerated as its hard to see in the screenshot)

AlexKW_1-1707826858386.png

 

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SVP Architectuur & Stedenbouw
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Eduardo Rolon
Moderator

AFAIK that is not possible.

The way I work, I usually press and hold "Shift" to constrain to "horizontal" and then snap to one of the corners instead of perpendicular, but I learned AC when those guides didn't exist.

When I need perpendicular I normally use the one in the Control Box which will ignore the circle

EduardoRolon_0-1707827396747.png

 

Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
another Moderator

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