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How do I select & deselect all layers in the layer palette in V26?

yimyammer
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I LOVE the ability to create folders in layers, attributes, etc and have been asking for this for 10+ years

 

however I cant find the select and deselect all buttons in the new version, where'd they go & how do. we do it in V26?

 

see attached picture

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Solution

It’s cmd+a on a mac. 🙂

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - ARCHICAD 26UKI Intel 3010 and Apple Silicon
macOS Monterey (12.5)

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Solution

Also, workflow prior to 26 to select all Layers:

  1. Open Layers Palette
  2. Click on Select All

In 26

  1. Open Layers Palette
  2. Click on a Layer
  3. Right click and choose select All
    1. or CMD+A

---

When it was reported as a Bug they indicated that it was only one more click.

When informed that that was not true then it was placed on "long term backlog".

and then Marketing keeps shouting that 26 purpose is to minimize work for architects.

😡

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08
Puerto Rico, BVI, Miami

Vectorworks 2022

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

@yimyammer wrote:

I LOVE the ability to create folders in layers, attributes, etc and have been asking for this for 10+ years


Are you sure about that?

What happens when an attribute (say a layer) can belong to more than one folder?

Which one do you put it in?

Attributes need the ability to belong to more than just one folder.

 


@yimyammer wrote:

however I cant find the select and deselect all buttons in the new version, where'd they go & how do. we do it in V26?


Funny how you get used to those buttons - even though we never really needed them.

CTRL+A is select all (I am not sure what it is on a Mac).

Then just click a selected layer to unselect all and leave just that layer selected.

 

Barry.

 


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Solution

It’s cmd+a on a mac. 🙂

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - ARCHICAD 26UKI Intel 3010 and Apple Silicon
macOS Monterey (12.5)


@Barry Kelly wrote:


Are you sure about that?

What happens when an attribute (say a layer) can belong to more than one folder?

Which one do you put it in?

Attributes need the ability to belong to more than just one folder.


For me folders are useful when I have variations to consider

 

1 main folder - used as you would use layers in previous versions of AC

 

Then as many folders as needed to consider different design ideas...

 

Is that not the intended use?

AC25

But you can't have attributes in different folders depending on your design options.

An attribute will belong to one folder and that is it.

 

Consider the layer combinations.

A single layer can be turned on in any number of layer combinations.

That's what we need for folders.

A single attribute (layer for example) can belong to more than one folder.

 

You have to know where it is to find it, or you just use the list view or search which negates the need of folders anyway.

 

Of course it all depends on how you structure your folders, but I think it is very limiting if an attribute can only belong to one folder.

 

Barry.


One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

yes I'm sure about it, I'd rather have the problem you mentioned than no folders at all.  If its that important, I can duplicate the attribute and put one in each folder

 

thx for confirming those buttons are gone, wanted to make sure it wasn't some simple setting I was unaware like it typically is in my case

Hi @yimyammer, can you tell me why folders while there’re combos? I respect your wish but I only need to know why folders, thx.

I use an insane number of layers in order to accomplish a lot of different goals and it becomes tedious to scroll through a list of 200 layers when I can group them into 15 or 20 folders and open and close as needed.

 

I realize there are some efficiencies I could gain by reducing the number of layers I use and as I further delve into the depths of Archicad I take advantage of whatever I find to reduce the number of layers (like setting one layer for walls and merely classifying the wall as exiting, to be demolished or new).

I am a home builder and CPA that does my own drawings so I probably use the program in ways most architects don't care about.  My end goal is to have so many objects and schedules pre-defined with actual cost figures and manufacturers data & pricing that by simply drawing and using these objects and schedules I can see what the entire building cost will be as I draw.  This saves me an enormous amount of time doing actual estimates, quantity takeoffs, etc from the plans after the fact.  

Solution

Also, workflow prior to 26 to select all Layers:

  1. Open Layers Palette
  2. Click on Select All

In 26

  1. Open Layers Palette
  2. Click on a Layer
  3. Right click and choose select All
    1. or CMD+A

---

When it was reported as a Bug they indicated that it was only one more click.

When informed that that was not true then it was placed on "long term backlog".

and then Marketing keeps shouting that 26 purpose is to minimize work for architects.

😡

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08
Puerto Rico, BVI, Miami

Vectorworks 2022

At this point, Graphisoft should be paying us all as beta testers, not the other way around... and remember, they "raised" the price of subscription on us.

Rex Maximilian, Honolulu, USA - www.rexmaximilian.com
ArchiCAD 25 (user since 3.4, 1991)
16" MacBook Pro; M1 Max (2021), 32GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, 32-Core GPU
Creator of the Maximilian ArchiCAD Template System

Strawbale23
Enthusiast

I wish folders could be coloured coded in GS, at the moment I have to scroll through a grey UI and pick out text or memorise the folder structure to quickly navigate to the type of folder, plan, layout, view, etc I want.


AC25
https://www.zendsign.fr/

Or just type something in the 'search' box to find all related content?

 

Barry.


One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

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