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Scheduling Formwork Quantities

Archicad has two great features which can greatly help contractors with listing formwork quantities more precisely than ever – and faster too First we will dedicate a Surface to represent formwork materials, then list the surface areas. This has been...

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Decimals and Digit Grouping

Ever wanted to change how the numbers appear in Archicad, but could not find the settings in the Dimension Preferences? By default all numbers are showing commas for digit grouping and full stops for decimals. This can be very easily changed in the s...

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Labeling IDs of Surfaces and Building Materials

Since there is no perfect solution for labeling an abbreviation (ID or code) of elements, mainly the Surfaces, two main ideas emerged other than using external label objects: use Labels along with Properties or IFC mapping. Though the first may seem ...

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Site Plan in Archicad

Site plan shows Plan of the buildings from top view (elements can come from different levels) and the site information from ground. Archicad has the required information in different storeys. This article will focus on how to combine those informatio...

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Zone Areas and Volumes

Zone area and volume calculations may seem to be tricky sometimes when you can’t track which areas are calculated exactly and how. In the following I will try to clarify the differences between the area types and why they may or may not show up when ...

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Quick Tip – Expand and Collapse All

Got a huge amount of folders in your View Map and/or in the Layout Book and want to see all their content expanded? Select the folder and use: ALT+right arrow (MAC) and * (Windows) to expand all within the selected folder ALT+left arrow (MAC) and – (...


Multiple Area Units in Zone Stamps

I initially wanted to include three topics in one post, then I realized it would be easier to find them later if they were broken down into shorter parts, though they could be related as well. Let’s start with displaying different area units in Zone ...

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Using Geometry Information as Scheduling Criteria

This is to follow up the post earlier on Multiple Area Units in Zone Stamps and take the next step after converting the area units – it is going to be a very short one As you have seen in that post, we converted the area to a different unit than the ...

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