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ArchiCAD Training Series

Vol. 2

Basic ArchiCAD

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ArchiCAD Training Series Vol. 2


Basic ArchiCAD
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ArchiCAD Training Series Vol. 2

Contents

CONTENTS
Introduction ___________________________________________ 5
Opening the Project ____________________________________ 7
Navigation in ArchiCAD ________________________________ 10
Multiplying Elements __________________________________ 11
Creating Curtain Wall System ___________________________ 15
Modifying Curtain Walls ________________________________ 21
Creating Interior Walls _________________________________ 28
Placing Doors _________________________________________ 37
Mirroring Doors _______________________________________ 39
Creating Stories _______________________________________ 41
Creating Flat Roofs ____________________________________ 43
Creating Parapet Walls _________________________________ 44
Placing Stairs _________________________________________ 45
Dimensioning _________________________________________ 53
Automatic Dimensioning _______________________________ 56
Creating Section Viewpoints ____________________________ 60

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Elevation Dimensioning ________________________________ 62
Elevation _____________________________________________ 64
Inserting Background Images ___________________________ 65
Placing Objects _______________________________________ 67
Merging Plans ________________________________________ 72
Rendering ____________________________________________ 75
Creating 3D Documents ________________________________ 76
Layouting ____________________________________________ 79
Defining Project Info ___________________________________ 83
Exporting to PDF ______________________________________ 85

ArchiCAD Training Series Vol. 2

Introduction

Introduction
Welcome to the ArchiCAD Training Series!
This Guide is part of the ArchiCAD Training Series, which currently includes the following
materials:

Vol. 1, The ArchiCAD BIM Concept

Vol. 2, Basic ArchiCAD

Vol. 3, Intermediate ArchiCAD

Vol. 4, Advanced ArchiCAD

Vol. 5, Using Teamwork

You are now reading Vol. 2, Basic ArchiCAD a comprehensive hands-on training to familiarize
you with the basic modeling and documentation tools of ArchiCAD. This guide is meant for new
ArchiCAD users. We strongly recommend that you complete Training Series Vol. 1 before starting
this one.
This guide is also suitable for using as BIM Curriculum Exercises - for Hands-on Practice in
universities where ArchiCAD is taught to students. Lecturers who would like to use this guide as a
BIM Curriculum should visit the educational sites of the GRAPHISOFT website
(http://www.graphisoft.com/learning/education) where, after registration, they will be entitled
to obtain a full set of training materials suitable for seminar lectures.
Contents of this guide:
Training guide e-book: The PDF guide includes detailed explanation of every step, with several
screenshots.
ArchiCAD project file: The preset training file will help your learning process. Preset project views
help you to navigate between different steps thus you can focus on the core knowledge.
Movie clips: Narrated movie clips are available on the YouTube channel for GRAPHISOFT
ArchiCAD (www.youtube.com/user/Archicad) providing step-by-step instructions for each step
of the training guide. The ArchiCAD YouTube Channel can also be accessed from the Help menu
of ArchiCAD. Enter the name of this Training Guide in the search field to locate the related videos.

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You must have ArchiCAD 18 or later version installed on your computer to use this guide. This ebook and the movie clips were made with the English language version of ArchiCAD. For your
conveniance we recommend you to download and use the same version for practicing.
If you do not have ArchiCAD yet, please visit myarchicad.com to obtain a free ArchiCAD installer:

If you are a student, a teacher or a representative of a school, register and download a fully
functional Education Version of ArchiCAD for Students and Teachers.

If you are a professional architect, register and download a fully functional 30-day trial version
of ArchiCAD. Projects saved with this TRIAL version can be automatically upgraded to FULL
versions upon purchase of a commercial license.

Please contact your local distributor for purchasing commercial ArchiCAD licenses:
www.graphisoft.com/info/where_to_buy
How to use this training material?

Install the required ArchiCAD version.

Open the PDF Guide.

Open the related movie clips from the GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD Youtube Channel.

Follow the instructions given in the PDF guide and the videos.

We hope you will find this training useful and wish you success with your future ArchiCAD
projects!

Good Luck!

The GRAPHISOFT Team

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Opening the Project

Opening the Project


The goal of this training material is to quickly make you familiar with ArchiCADs basic modelling
/documentation techniques and the fundamental project organization concepts. In order to
shorten the learning curve well start working with predefined project template files, which
already include the required project defaults, object libraries and element attributes.
Instead of manually defining every parameter of new elements well use the so-called Favorites
feature of ArchiCAD. Favorites are preset parameter combinations of ArchiCAD tools, which allow
you to store the frequently used building element types in your projects. The project template
files used in this training material include the favorites required to complete the modeling steps.
Naturally you may also define these parameter combinations manually in the tool setting dialogs.
Lets start modeling by opening the first template file.
1 Double-click the ArchiCAD application icon on your desktop to start ArchiCAD.
2 The ArchiCAD startup-screen appears, followed by the Start ArchiCAD dialog box, providing
various options.
3 In the Set up Work Environment pop-up list, select Standard Profile.
Note: ArchiCAD is shipped with three default Profiles: Standard, Visualization and
Layouting. These predefined profiles are designed to get you up and running with
ArchiCAD. Naturally, you or your office CAD manager can reconfigure these profiles
as needed.

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4 Select Open a Project and Browse for a Solo Project option, and then click Browse... to
open an ArchiCAD project file.

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5 Select the 01 Pavilion.pln file in the training project folder and click on the Open button to
open the file.

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Navigation in ArchiCAD
At first glance you can see a Slab, a Steel Column, a Mesh, a Section Marker and four Elevation
Views in Floor Plan. On the right side of the ArchiCAD interface is the Navigator palette, a tree
structure view that lets you build up the entire logical structure of your project and navigate in it.
Here you can create folders, then copy, drag and drop views and other project items depending
on their particular purpose.

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Multiplying Elements

Multiplying Elements
Lets see how we can create multiple copies of an element to speed up the modeling workflow.
1 Select the existing Steel Column in the Floor Plan with the Arrow Tool.
2 Select Edit/Move/Mirror a Copy menu command.
3 Define the mirroring axis with two clicks, as if you were drawing a Line.
4 Move the cursor near the middle of the Slabs upper edge, and click when the cursor takes on
the following shape:

5 Draw the mirroring axis, while holding down the Shift key.

6 Pick up the settings of an existing column. With the shortcut ALT + Click, the cursor will
change to an Eyedropper; click on the column.

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7 Place the two new columns above the Slab.

8 Select all columns while holding down the Shift key and select Edit/Align/Bottom menu
command. All selected elements will be aligned to the bottommost point of the selected
group - that is, the bottom column.

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9 To ensure the columns are all distributed evenly, select all columns and use Edit/Distribute/
Along X command.

10 Select Edit/Move/Mirror a Copy command.


11 Define the mirroring axis.

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12 The first axis point is the middle of the Slab. Draw the mirroring axis, while holding down the
Shift key.
13 Open the 3D Window. Press Esc to deselect all and hit either Fn+F4 key on MAC or F5 on
Windows or select the Window/3D Window command.

Note: The 3D window displays the Editing Plane by default. Turn it off by clicking
View/Editing Plane Display.

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Creating Curtain Wall System

Creating Curtain Wall System


The building is surrounded by a curtain wall system, so well use the Curtain Wall tool to create it.
1 Open the Favorites palette choosing the Window/Palettes/Favorites item.
2 Activate the Curtain Wall tool.
3 Double-click CurtainWall from the Favorites palette.
Note: Favorites allow you to save your preferred tool configurations for later use.
This way you can access your most frequently used building elements with just one
click.

4 Choose the Polyline - Single Geometry Method from the Info Box.

5 You have to place the Curtain Wall 6000mm from the left side of the Slab.

Go back to the floor plan F2 or click the Ground Floor in the Navigator and move the cursor to
the upper-left corner of the Slab.

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Type x6000+ and the cursor jumps to the correct position.

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Press Enter, move the cursor down, and click when the cursor takes on the following shape:
Pencil point with intersection sign.

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Click with the Sun cursor to define the outside direction of the Curtain Wall. Here, move the
cursor to the left side of the Curtain Wall and click.

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In the appearing Place Curtain Wall dialog box, define the height of the Curtain Wall to
3000mm and click Place.

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Create the other three Curtain Walls with the same method according to the first Curtain Wall
and the sides of the Slab.

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Modifying Curtain Walls

Modifying Curtain Walls


The unnecessary Mullions should be removed from the Curtain Wall.
1 Select the Curtain Wall in Floor plan with the Arrow tool or by SHIFT+ clicking on it.
2 Then click the Edit in 3D button, which appears on the selected Curtain Wall. Another way to
enter Edit mode: select the Curtain Wall, then the Design/ Modify Curtain Wall/Edit System
command.

3 When the Curtain Wall is in editing mode, the model is shown in the 3D window.

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4 Select the middle Mullion frame and delete it.

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5 Drag the Mullion frame.

Select the Mullion frame and drag it with the mouse.

Click when the cursors shape indicates it is at the halfway point of the Boundary frame (arrow
with heavy checkmark).

6 Create a new Mullion frame.

Double-click on Mullion Frame in the Favorites palette.

Move the cursor to the middle of the Boundary frame.

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Draw the Frame upside down while holding down the Shift key.

7 Delete the Frame which is on the right side of the Panel.

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8 Replace the middle Panel with a Door.

Select the middle Panel and activate the Panel tool in the Toolbox.

Double-click on CW Door 2 in the Favorites palette.

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9 When you have completed your modifications of the selected Curtain Wall, click OK in the Edit
mode Display palette to save changes and return to the 3D window.

10 Delete the unnecessary Mullion frames of the other three sides, as shown in the pictures (orbit
and pan to a convenient view if necessary).

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Creating Interior Walls

Creating Interior Walls


Continue working on the current project or open 02 Pavilion.pln ArchiCAD file from the training
project folder.
Lets place the partition walls to create the rooms of the building. Go back to the Ground floor
plan.
1 Select the Wall tool from the Toolbox.
2 Double-click on Wall 200 from the Favorites palette.
3 Set the Geometry Method to Rectangular and the Construction Method to Outside Face.

4 The corner of the new Wall will be 10.500 mm from the left edge of the Slab and 3.400 mm
from the bottom of the Slab.
5 Move the cursor to the bottom-left corner of the Slab.

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6 Type the following: x10500+. (Cursor jumps to the right.)

7 Type y3400+. The cursor immediately snaps upwards.

8 Press Enter and move the cursor toward the upper right.

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9 Define the size of the rectangular wall: x7600 and y3600.
10 Press Enter.

11 You will have to edit these walls separately. Since the walls were placed in a single step, they
are grouped together, therefore you have to first suspend groups by choosing the Suspend

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Group toggle icon in the Standard Toolbar, or use the Edit/Grouping/Suspend Groups
command.

12 Activate the Arrow tool and select the upper horizontal Wall. Click on the
upper side of the Wall and drag it downwards. Hold down the Shift key to
constrain mouse movement vertically.

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13 Define the distance of offset: d800, then press Enter.

14 Do the same with the other horizontal Wall.

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15 Double-click on Wall 100 in the Favorites palette.

16 Choose Single Geometry Method and Center Construction Method (reference line is in the
middle) in the Info Box.

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17 Create the new walls so that they divide the existing horizontal wall into three equal
segments. Lets set the Special Snap Points to display divisions along elements. Select View/
Special Snap Options/Divisions (3) from Menubar.

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18 Draw two walls; the cursor will show you the trisecting points.

19 As a final step, we need to erase the middle part of the bottom horizontal wall.

Hold down the CTRL/CMD key and the cursor changes to Scissors.

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Click on the middle part of the Wall.

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Placing Doors
Now well create doors in the partition walls.
1 Activate the Door tool and select Internal Door from the Favorites palette.

2 Set the Anchor Point to Side 1. The Anchor Point setting defines whether you place the Door
by its center point or its side.

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3 You have to place the Door 100mm from the bottom-left corner of the wall. Move the cursor
to the bottom-left corner and type x100+.

4 Press Enter.
5 To place the Door, click at the desired opening and swing direction.

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Mirroring Doors
Lets create mirrored copies of the door.
1 To be able to mirror the Door, first you have to set View/Special Snap Options back to Half.

2 Select the Door with the Arrow tool.


3 Activate the Edit/Move/Mirror a Copy command.

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4 Move the cursor near the middle of the upper Wall, and click when the cursor takes on the
following shape:
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Creating Stories

Creating Stories
Continue working on the current project or open 03 Pavilion.pln ArchiCAD file from the training
project folder.
Stories are fundamental parts of all ArchiCAD projects. Lets see how to create them.
1 Go to Design/Story Settings....
2 Select Ground Floor and click on the Insert Above command.
3 Modify the Story Name to Roof.

Click OK.
4 Select the Ground Floor from the Navigator and right-click to bring up its context menu.

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5 Choose Show as Trace Reference.
Note: Trace Reference allows you to display different model views or layouts in the
context of the active view. This feature helps you to check the consistency of your
documentation and your model.

6 You can see the elements of the Ground Floor in the Roof story.

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Creating Flat Roofs


Well model the flat roof of the pavilion using the Slab tool.
1 Activate the Slab tool.
2 Select Flat Roof from the Favorites palette.
3 Create the Flat Roof with the Magic Wand:

Hold down the Space key and the cursor changes to the Magic Wand.

Click on the inside of the Ground Floors Slab.

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Creating Parapet Walls


Well use profiled walls to model the Parapet Walls of the flat roof. The profile of the Parapet Wall
has already been defined in the default project template file with the Profile Manager. (The use of
the Profile Manager is explained in the Advanced ArchiCAD Training Guide.)
1 Select the Wall tool.
2 Double-click on Parapet Wall in the list of Favorites.
3 Hold down the Space key and when the cursor changes to the Magic Wand, click on the
inside of the Ground Floors Slab.

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Placing Stairs

Placing Stairs
Lets create a simple straight-run stair with StairMaker, the built-in stair-modeling tool of
ArchiCAD.
1 Double-click on the Ground Floor in the Navigator palette.
2 Open the Stair Settings dialog box from the Toolbox.
3 Select the Create Stair command.

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4 In the appearing dialog box set the type of the Stair to Straight Run and click on the OK
button.

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5 Set the following values:

Total height is 1500mm; Flight width is 3500mm; Full length is 2500mm.

Structure type is Treads only.

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Set all Tread surfaces to Concrete - 08 18.

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Railing type: No railings.

Finally, you have to define the type of the 2D representation. Leave defaults as is and save the
stairs.

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6 Click Save As... to give it a name: Pavilion Stair. Click Save when done. The Stair is saved in
your Embedded Library. Click OK to close the StairMaker and go back to the Ground Floor.

7 Double-click on the Stair tool and select the Pavilion Stair.

Move the cursor inside the Preview Area: the cursor changes to a rotate arrow. Rotate the 2D
Symbol to the required position. Define the primary hotspot of the Stair; this will be its leftupper point.

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Set Home Story to Ground Floor and modify the Relative Base Height to -1500 mm. Click OK.

8 The Anchor point of the Stair is 2000 mm from the bottom-left corner of the Slab. Move the
cursor to the corner and type x2000+. The cursor jumps to the appropriate position.

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9 Press the Enter key.

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Dimensioning
Continue working on the current project or open 04 Pavilion.pln ArchiCAD file from the training
project folder.
Well add basic wall dimensions to the project on the floor plan.
1 Choose the Dimension Tool from the Toolbar.
2 Select Dim (2.5) from the Favorites palette.

3 Set the Geometry Method to X-Y Only in the Info Box.

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4 Click on the upper-left corner of the vertical wall, then the bottom-right corner of the other
vertical wall. You can see two reference points.

5 In order to finish the dimensioning you have to double-click on an empty space area.
6 The next step is to move the Hammer cursor to the position where you want to place the
dimension line.

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7 Click on the side of the vertical walls. Two reference points will appear on each wall.

8 Double-click on an empty space and move the Hammer cursor to the position where you
want to place the dimension line.

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Automatic Dimensioning
Automatic dimensioning is a very powerful tool that allows you to apply the most typical
dimensions on the floor plan views with only a few clicks.
1 Select all Walls:

Activate the Wall tool.

Choose Edit/Select All Walls command.

2 Click on Document/Document Extras/Automatic Dimensioning/Exterior Dimensioning


command.

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3 Define the appropriate preferences for the dimensioning.

Click OK.

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4 Define the direction of the dimension lines. You can do this in two ways:

Click the side edge of an existing Wall (the dimension direction will follow the Wall direction);

Click in an empty area, and then click a second time to define the dimension direction.

5 Click with the Hammer cursor to place the dimension lines.

6 Delete the unnecessary dimension lines.


7 Insert new Dimension points:

Select the Dimension line with the Arrow tool.

Then, with the Dimension Tool selected, CTRL/CMD-click on the desired new Reference
Point. The new point can be located between existing chain points or anywhere outside the
dimension chain.

8 Create new Dimensions to the Slab and the Stair.

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9 The final result should be similar to the one in this picture.

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Creating Section Viewpoints


Creating new section markers and section views is easy with ArchiCADs Section tool.
1 Activate the Section tool.
2 Set the Horizontal Range to Infinite Depth and choose the Single Geometry Method from
the Info Box. Set S-02 as ID.

3 Click twice to define both ends of the Section.


4 Click on the right side of the line with the eyeball cursor to set the orientation of the Section.

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5 Open the new section from the Navigator palette. The new Section viewpoint is created and
listed automatically in the Navigator Project Map.

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Elevation Dimensioning
Elevation Dimensions allow you to place height markers in Section/Elevation/IE and 3D
Document windows.
6 Activate S/E Dim. (2.5) from the Favorites palette.

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7 Open the section, and place individual markers by clicking the points that you want to
dimension, then Double-click or click OK in the Control Box. Use the Hammer cursor to
position the marker.

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Elevation

Elevation
Working with Elevations is very similar to Sections. The process is explained in the previous
chapter.
1 Open the South Elevation View from the Navigator palette.

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Inserting Background Images


We can improve the elevation view by adding a realistic background image behind it.
1 Double-click on the Figure tool.

Click the Open button to browse the directory system for image files. Select
Sky_sunset1_photo.jpg file from the ArchiCAD Library/ [BImg] Background Images /
Photos 1024x768 folder.

Set the bottom-left Anchor point.

Click OK.

2 Place the Figure with a single click.

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3 Resize the image by using the Pet palette.

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Placing Objects
ArchiCAD is shipped with an extensive parametric object library, which helps you to quickly
improve your model and documentation. Lets place a few tree objects on the elevations.
1 Open the Object Default Settings by double-clicking on the Object tool.
2 Browse for a Tree object from the linked library. There are two ways to do it:

Select the tree object from the ArchiCAD Library /VISUALIZATION 18/Site Improvements/
Garden 18 folder.

Choose the Find Library Parts option to locate library parts by name using keywords in a
search engine. Type the tree keyword and press the Find button.

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3 Select the preferred Tree object.

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4 Place the tree object in the Elevation View.
5 You have to position the tree object behind the building. To do this, you must change the
display order of the object.
6 Select the object.

Option 1: Choose the Edit/Display Order/Send Backward command. You may have to run
this command twice to achieve the appropriate result.

Option 2: Right-click to bring up the elements context menu, then select the Display Order/
Send Backward command twice.

7 Create a copy of the tree object. Activate either the Edit/Move/Drag a Copy command or use
CTRL + Shift + D (Windows)/CMD + Alt + D (Mac) shortcuts.

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8 Replace the type of the tree: double-click on the Object tool and select another tree object
from the folder.

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9 Place the new 2D People Symbols in the Elevation View.

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Merging Plans

Merging Plans
The furniture layout is already available in an external ArchiCAD module file. Well merge it into
our project to shorten the documentation and modeling time.
Note: You can learn more about ArchiCAD modules in other volumes of this
training guide series.

1 Activate the Ground Floor view from the Navigator palette.


2 Select File/File Special/Merge command.

3 Browse for the Furnishing_Plan.mod file and click Open.

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4 Select Show and unlock related layers in the Pasting dialog if prompted and click
Continue

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5 Until the file is placed, its elements will be surrounded by a dashed rectangle. Click within the
rectangle to move the elements to the desired position. Click outside or click OK from the
context menu (or the Control Box) to place the elements. Enable showing and unlocking
layers, if necessary.

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Rendering

Rendering
ArchiCAD offers you various visualization modes to present your design to your customers. You
can select from two predefined Rendering Settings from the View Map of the Navigator palette:
the first uses the integrated CineRender engine, while the second adds the White Model Effect by
GRAPHISOFT as well.

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Creating 3D Documents

Creating 3D Documents
The 3D document is a unique ArchiCAD feature that presents your models with annotations in a
3D perspective or axonometric view. The 3D Document allows you to use the 3D view of the
model as the basis for creating a document, to which you can add dimensions, labels and
additional 2D drawing elements.
1 Open the 3D-01 Document from the Navigator palette.

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2 Select the Dimension tool.
3 Activate Dim (2.5) from the Favorites palette.
4 Set the position of the Text to Top.

5 Choose the Dimension Plane from the Info Box:

Horizontal, Vertical, Free Plane

6 Set the Geometry Method:

X-Y Only, Any Direction

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7 Place individual markers by clicking the points that you want to dimension, then Doubleclick or click OK in the Control Box. Use the Hammer cursor to position the marker.

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Layouting

Layouting
Continue working on the current project or open 05 Pavilion.pln ArchiCAD file from the training
project folder.
The final documentation layouts are available in the Layout Book. Lets see how to complete your
documentation in ArchiCAD.
1 Activate the Navigators Layout Book.

2 Double-click on the A.01 Pavilion Layout.

3 Switch to the Navigator View Map, which is the second button in the Navigator palette.

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4 Drag the 0. Ground Floor from the Floor Plans folder and drop it onto the Layout.

5 Modify the placed drawing by using the Pet palette. Move the drawing to the upper-right
corner.

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6 If you do not want to place the drawings one by one, select the Show Organizer command
from the Project Chooser at the top left of the Navigator.

7 Choose the View Map in the left side of the Organizer and the Layout Book in the right side.
8 Select each Elevation in the View Map and drag them into the A.01 Pavilion Layout.

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9 Place the other drawings (Sections, Roof, Rendering) onto the Layout and arrange them into
the correct position.

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Defining Project Info


ArchiCAD can automatically display Project Info data on all sheets of the layout book. This
solution will significantly reduce the time spent on project documentation.
1 Open the File/Info/Project info dialog box, which contains the most important information
about your project.
2 If you fill in these fields with the necessary data, the text on the layouts will change
automatically.

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Exporting to PDF
The project documentation can be published in many file formats with just one click of the
mouse. PDF is the most widely use document archiving format in the construction industry, so
lets see how to export to this format.
1 Open the Organizer dialog box from the Project Chooser at the top left of the Navigator.
2 Click on Publisher Sets to the right side of the Organizer.

3 Choose the 3 - Pavilion Publisher Set from the list.

4 Select the A.01 Pavilion Layout.


5 Define the output format. Files can be saved in a large variety of formats, including all
standard image formats and CAD exchange formats. Select PDF file format.
6 Click the arrow One Level Up to the publisher set name, to step up a level.

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7 Set a target folder for the published files in the Path field by clicking the Publishing
Properties button.

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8 Click on the Publish button.

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Congratulations!
You have successfully completed this Training Guide! We hope that you have learned many new
and exciting things about the possibilities of BIM and understood how ArchiCAD supports the
architectural design workflow. Please check the other volumes of this training series for more
details about ArchiCAD.
Should you have any questions regarding ArchiCAD or other GRAPHISOFT products, please visit
Graphisoft Help Center, our online knowledge base: helpcenter.graphisoft.com.
Please feel free to contact GRAPHISOFT and its worldwide partners with further questions at
www.graphisoft.com.
We look forward to seeing you in the ArchiCAD user community.

The GRAPHISOFT Team

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