When you work with large 3D models, navigation can become slow due to the number of Polygons. Common ways to improve this situation usually involve turning Layers off or using a Marquee to limit the window content. However, another option is available!
How often do you grab a selection of Elements and want to change all their Layers to a different one - or set all the colors to be the same? And then the frustration when you realise only one element type (the last one randomly selected) will change?
Well, this does not have to be the case! Rather than using the Infobox or Element Settings (Line, Polyline etc), use the Edit Selection Set command…
One of the easiest ways to save time and increase productivity in ARCHICAD is to make use of the context sensitive right-click menu options.
One example that can be significantly quicker than previous version workflow is to select a composite wall / slab / roof then right-click the mouse and choose Edit Selected Composite... as shown below:
If you have used the
How many times have you set up and drawn a bunch of Lines then switched to the Arc / Circle Tool only to find it draws with completely different properties?
If you have old projects from many versions ago (pre version 10) they will not open in more recent ARCHICAD versions.
This has to be one of the simplest and easiest commands in ARCHICAD - but one that is often overlooked… yet it is one of my personal favorites!
Keyboard shortcuts are a simple way to save a few seconds with tasks your run every day in ARCHICAD.
Do you know how to select elements in ARCHICAD with the Direction Dependent Selection method? This has been available for a number of versions and is a really useful option – but in the default installation, it is not activated, so you may not even be aware of it.