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Explore mode is not working

I have student version AC 25. I need to use explore mode but the little man icon is light grey and it doesn't work, nothing happen when I click on it. I have updated AC and the Mac, and restarted the program and the Mac. Also when I'm in 3d, everythi...

Anonym m by Participant
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Can MEP ducting be drawn vertically from a horizontal run?

EDIT: Yes, the height of the duct can be changed whilst drawing it using the arrows in the palette under Construction Method Can MEP ducting be drawn vertically from a horizontal run so that AC ducting can run under and over beams and other roof memb...

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Resolved! How to calculate the total lenght of cable carriers used?

Hi, I was tasked to route cable trays and cable ladders for the new factory and now my supervisor would like to know the total length of cable trays used. And not all cable trays and ladders were the same - they differed in width, so I would need to ...

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MEP Routing (MEP Modeler)

Is there a way to modify a duct (or pipe) route and have it automatically adjust, or do you need to manually modify each piece? For instance if you created a ductwork route and then decided that it needed to jog up at a certain point or one of the se...

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MEP Tool Lowest Storey Level (v24 AUS 4018)

I am missing something. Very simple most likely, but I cannot figure it out:When using the MEP tool, whenever I am placing an element, I cannot choose the Storey Level (see pic) it is greyed out. If I am connecting it to an already placed element on ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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AC21 handrail tool

I have only just started using AC21,Is just me or is the handrail tool very complicated & difficult to use? Surely it should be easier than it is... I have just spent the last 2 hours trying to replicate a simple handrail on some exterior steps, givi...

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Just to get organized...

So you see I'm new to ArchiCAD, and for the past month I downloaded several addons for ArchiCAD, including Archi-Suite, CAD Image, MEP, ArchiCAD Accessories... now I'm getting a little overwhelmed by all this, and it would help if you guys can tell m...

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MEP Modeler

I would be good to have threaded end connections and mechanical couplings ( Victaulic ) as will as slip fittings for pipe in the MEP Modeler. I use insulation on the fittings to distinguish them from weld fittings. I am using the MEP modeler for maki...

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