Join Thiago Mundim for an in-depth discussion in this video Dimensions filter, part of Learning ArchiCAD.
- And finally, the last filter we're going to look at is the dimension filter. I'm going to zoom in here in this corner and you can see that all my dimensions and area calculations are in millimeters. So if I go here in the Quick Option and change it to Plain Meter, you're going to notice that everything changed to meter. If I go to US Architect, you're going to see that everything is now feet and inches. So let's go back to Plain Millimeter and let's say I'm not happy with this one because I don't like the fact that we have the area calculation in millimeters, square meter.
And to change that, we got to Options, Project Preferences, Dimensions. Here we have a list of all dimensions that we have and I'm going to start changing this Plain Millimeter. So, here on the dimension part, I want to keep it millimeter. Moving on to the angle or dimension, I want to keep it decimal. Going to radial dimensions, I want to also keep it millimeters. But here on level dimension, I want to change it from millimeter to meter with two decimals.
You will notice that ArchiCAD has created a Custom here at the top that we can store as, but before doing that, we're going to keep on going. On elevation dimensions, I also want meters with two decimals. On dimensions for doors and windows and skylights, I also want to keep it millimeters. Dimension for the still height, I also want millimeters. And finally, area calculations, I don't want millimeters, I want meters with two decimals.
Let's press OK and see how that looks. And that's much better. So the area calculation's in meters, but my dimensions are in millimeters. So I'm going to go back there to Options, Project Preference, Dimensions, and I'm going to store that as Millimeters. I'm going to press OK, go OK again, and now we have the millimeters as one of the options here in the filters. So, for instance, if I go back to Plain Millimeters, it's not the way I want.
The way I want is Millimeters. This allows you to have different drawings in the same file, one dimension in millimeters, another dimension in meters or with different rules.
ArchiCAD expert Thiago Mundim shows you how to use the ArchiCAD tools needed to model, document, and publish your design. He begins with covering the interface basics, navigating your BIM model, and modeling essential architectural elements in 2D and 3D. Then he outlines how to document your design, adding sections, elevations, dimensions, and details. Finally, you'll learn how to set up layout sheets and publish designs in common formats such as PDF and DWG. Thiago also shows you how to export drawings to the free BIMx app for tablets and smartphones, so you can take your ArchiCAD work anywhere.
- Setting up projects, stories, and working units
- Importing other drawings in ArchiCAD
- Working with walls
- Creating slabs
- Adding windows, doors, roofs, and stairs
- Creating zones
- Editing sections
- Setting up drawing dimensions
- Working with the pen set
- Adding views and schedules
- Publishing ArchiCAD projects