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It appears that openings made in beams (at least beams made from complex profiles) are invisible in plan. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm able to use the beam 'Holes' tool and those show up in plan so long as beam centerlines are turned on in t...

Reading ArchiCAD 9 files and transferring to AC18

Hello : I'd like to recover a file created by AC9 on a G4 Macbook. I have the AC9 file on my Macbook Pro, OS 10.11.6. Is the following procedure likely to succeed? Current - MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) 10.11.6, ArchiCAD 18 Reinstall : Mac OS 10....

Topographical Surveyors

Hi all, Are there any Topographical Surveyors who use ArchiCad as their primary CAD software? We have recently employed our own surveyor and he has worked for the past 20 years with AutoCad to process his surveys. As we have ArchiCad in-house I don't...

Resolved! Polygonal painting

Hi to all, Is there a way to texture sides of one object (ex columg,slab etc.) differently ? Im asking mainly because while using external render engines such as lumion, textures must be differentiated so that custom textures can be applied ... This ...

admirsu by Newcomer
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dynamic element transfer

Is it possible to make AC elements sync into a GH container automatically - as in "all walls" or by some find&select criteria? Setting it manually after every new drawn AC element is tiring. thanks

Wish to turn off preview of beams and columns!

Is there a way to turn off the preview image that is generated every time you open the beams or column settings dialog? It takes a second too long to generate and is most of the time not useful. If you try to be productive and efficient these small d...

Resolved! Its 2021, surely AC has Ortho mode by now?

Please tell me something has been implemented. It really sucks having to use a different software for detailing, then importing into AC. also....HOLDING DOWN SHIFT SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK (as you can not enter values while holding shift).

Resolved! Can't change steps configuration or materials

I've tried restarting AC but nothing I do seems to help. No material changes or even steps type changes will change the look of the steps. I've tried overriding materials and so on. Tried creating new steps but structure and materials stay the same (...

JohnJay by Participant
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