Join Thiago Santos Mundim for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating views, part of ArchiCAD Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] Now that we know how to edit and change the filters here for ArchiCAD quick options, it's time to start creating some views. And to do that we're gonna change here on the navigator from project map to the view map and here we have quite a lot of views that came already with the template of ArchiCAD. We're gonna select all of them holding shift and press delete, so we don't really need them right now, we're gonna create our own views. And just as an example, I'm gonna create two views of the same ground floor here so we understand how it works.
So basically we can choose the filters that we want like what's the layer combination I wanna use, what's the scale I want, what's the pen set I want? Right now I have the stage one concept design black that we have created before, and all the other filters that we have here in the quick options. Once you have everything the way you want it, you go ahead here and click on save current view. So ArchiCAD is gonna ask you are you sure you want all of this? Yes. So all the settings just go ahead and hit create, and we have our ground floor here.
So I'm gonna expand this properties bar here, so with that view selected I can change the name of it, so I'm gonna name it Ground Floor 1-50. As an example, I'm gonna create another view where I have a different layer combination, I'm gonna create a combination for rendering where I don't have all the 2D. I want a different scale, so I'm gonna choose 1-100, also a different pen set. I'm gonna choose something more colorful here, and also the dimensions to a plain meter.
Now I'm gonna go press the save button, yes, everything is correct, and I'm gonna save this one as 1-100. So, basically the view gives you the opportunity to create different combinations of filters and then save them, so I have, for instance, the ground floor in 1-50 everything black and the same ground floor in 1-100 with other pen set. So you can have multiple combinations of the same plan.
So I don't need them, I'm gonna open this one and then select then delete all the way. There is a better way to do this and it's by using the organizer. So I'm gonna remove this quick option here, so I don't really need it now, I also don't need the navigator so I'm gonna close it and here I'm gonna choose show the organizer instead of the navigator. So the organizer is a more complete toolbar here, where we have on one side the project map, on the other side we can have the view map, and we can drag from one to the other.
Also you have here at the bottom all the quick options that we had before, which is all the way I want, so I'm gonna go ahead here select from basement to roof level and drag to the views inside the group house. So I'm gonna do the same with the sections and the elevations, there we go, everything in there. On the view map you can also organize your views by folders, so you can click this button, add a new folder, and I'm gonna name it Schematic Design and then drag everything in there.
So there we go. So now you can keep your drawing organized so when we have concept design, schematic design, develop design, or construction documentation, everything is on the folder where it should be. So now let's take a look at our roof plan first floor everything has the same setup as before, including the elevations and the sections. So now go ahead, start creating your own views, you can create views for schematic design, views for concept design, just go ahead and have fun with it.
- Opening and navigating an ArchiCAD project
- Setting up working units and stories
- Importing drawings
- Modeling walls, slabs, doors, and windows
- Grouping and ungrouping objects
- Creating sections and elevations
- Working with dimensions
- Publishing drawings
- Modeling and documenting detailed designs
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 06/14/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: using the Stair tool and working with objects. In addition, new videos were added that cover what's new in ArchiCAD 21, stair settings, working with railings, railing settings, using the Multiply tool, and 3D styles.