BIM Coordinator Program (INT) April 22, 2024

Find the next step in your career as a Graphisoft Certified BIM Coordinator!

Magic Wand


There is a special function in Archicad called “Magic Wand”. This function saves you work by finding and tracing a linear or polygonal shape from among existing elements and then generating a new element based on it. Magic Wand can be used in 2D and in 3D as well.

  • If you click on an edge or node, the Magic Wand traces the element and/or the element chain.
  • If you click in empty space, or on a surface, the Magic Wand traces the closed polygonal area formed by the nearest elements.

Let's look at the following example:

You have already drawn a few lines and now want to trace them with the Wall Tool.

  • Use the Magic Wand to simplify the process.
  • First, select the Wall Tool.
  • Now, invoke the command either at the menu point Design or by holding down the SPACE-key.
  • The cursor turns into the Magic Wand.
  • If you hover the cursor over the line, you can see a preview of the walls that will be created…
  • To complete the command, click on the line.

The Magic Wand can be used with many Archicad tools: eg. placing a slab, mesh, morph, stair, railing, curtain wall etc. check the video and follow the steps to create whole building with the help of the magic wands.

Didn't find the answer?

Check other topics in this Forum

Back to Forum

Read the latest accepted solutions!

Accepted Solutions

Start a new conversation!