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2024 Technology Preview Program

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Read articles about Archicad's documenting tools, views, model filtering, layouts, publishing, etc.


Under the hood: 2D rendering in Archicad 26

This article aims to provide some insight into our 2D modernization project spanning across multiple Archicad versions. The focus will be on the changes in line rendering and its benefits. As the title implies, the material is recommended for readers...

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Easier Management of Graphic Override Combinations

Find and add a rule to a combination When creating Graphic Override Combinations, it can be time-consuming to find and add only one rule at a time to a combination. Now you can perform tasks faster — Graphic Override Combinations let you add multiple...

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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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Bird’s Eye View of a Building to be Placed in Master Plan

There are times when you need a Drone view of the building to show in Master Plan. All you need is the outline of the building, but it takes a lot of time to get a clean and crisp overall boundary of the entire project. And, in case there are updates...

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How to Fillet/Chamfer a Polyline

This is one of those handy tips can save a lot of time to newcomers. Instead of the tedious job of exploding your polyline to fillet with arcs, follow the below steps: select the polyline pick a corner node (not along a section of line) left-click on...

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How to create a custom Fill

To create a New Fill, you need to open Options/Elements Attributes/Fills panel. There you can edit all the existing Fills and add new ones. By clicking on the New... button you get the choice to create a new Solid fill, a new Symbol, a new Image Fill...

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Importing and Exploding PDFs

Often times a PDF is the only file type available for certain content. Fortunately ArchiCAD allows you to import and convert the vector information into usable elements. Please follow the steps below to import and explode PDFs in ArchiCAD. Importing ...

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About Fills

Fills are geometric 2D hatching patterns that help you distinguish and decorate the elements of your project. They can also be used to decorate surfaces in the 3D window and the 3D Documents. ARCHICAD comes with a full set of Fills that are available...

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PDF Tips & Tricks

There are many ways to make use of vectorial PDFs in ARCHICAD. Below You can read about are the most commonly used features and tricks. Saving PDFs from ARCHICAD You have two options to save PDF from ARCHICAD: Publish You can also publish PDF documen...

Printing problem with transparent fills

Issue Fills are not printed correctly via the File-Print menu or from printing via the Publisher Dialogue box. Some part of the fills are missing, see examples: Cause When transparent solid fills (also known as "percentage fills") overlay other fills...

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How to Create Custom Line Types

Create Symbol Line Type In our special example we are demonstrating how to create line types with letters in it, but the described steps can be applied to any custom line type. When creating custom line types, the stencil of the symbol may be drawn o...

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How to Split a Line

There are several ways you can split a Line in ARCHICAD. The following describes some of the basic methods. (There are probably other methods you could come up with). Splitting a Line with Another Element In this example, we wish to cut the near-hori...

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