Join Thiago Mundim for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving favorites, part of ArchiCAD: Management & Collaboration.
- [Voiceover] One way to speed up the process of modeling is by using the Favorites, especially if you are working in a team. So let's open the Favorites bar by going on Window, Palettes, and then Favorites. Here we have a list of all the favorites that came on this ArchiCAD template. I don't really need them, so I'm gonna delete them all and start creating our own favorite. So I'm gonna change here to a list view, hold Shift, select alot of them, and then press Delete.
And I'll do the same until I have an empty Favorite list here. Now I'm gonna snap this bar here to the side to give us a little bit of more room. And let's start creating our own favorites. I'm gonna start by this section here, and all we have to do is select the element, and then click on this New Favorite button. ArchiCAD is asking us what's the name of this favorite. I'm gonna name it "Sections", and then I will do the same with the grid.
Select a grid, hit New Favorite, Grid, and then the same with this elevation. New Favorite, "Elevation". And we can keep on doing this with all the other markers like the change marker, or the detail marker. We can also organize our favorite in Folders. So I'm gonna click here on the new folder. Let's name it, "Markers". And then drag it inside.
I'm gonna create another folder for walls. Let's enter the wall folders, and then I will save this wall here, go to New Favorite, let's name it, "External Wall- Timber". And then we'll also save this other external wall here. I'm gonna name it, "External Wall- Render". Let's have one internal wall as well so I'm gonna select this one.
Let's name it, "Internal Wall- Stud". It's very likely that your list is gonna get really long, so try to name in a logical way so you find the wall that you need easily. So now, if we wanna use any of those favorites all we have to do is double-click on them, ArchiCAD is gonna load the wall to here with all the wall settings, and then we can add on the project. So if I double-click on this internal wall, I'm gonna add an internal wall.
Also when you click on the tool, you will see this little arrow here. If I click here, ArchiCAD is gonna open the Favorites bar for me, and tell me those are the favorite wall that you have saved. If I click on this section, for example, let's go to this section, click on this arrow, we also can go to the Marker folders and we have one Favorite section there. When you finish saving all your favorites, you can go to Settings, and then Import and Export.
So here we can export all our favorites to a folder in XML files, or to one file PRF, which is a Favorite file. I have already saved a Favorite, so I'm gonna go back here and delete those folders, yes. Delete this one as well. And let's import my Favorite folder. So I'm gonna go to Settings, Import and Export, and then I have saved as XML files so I would keep this choice, folder containing XML files, hit Import, and then if I go to the Exercise File folder I have here a folder for all the favorites I'm gonna click Choose.
ArchiCAD is gonna show me a list of them I can choose if I don't wanna import any favorite, but I'm gonna import everything, and then hit Import. Now I have here inside the Favorite folders for some favorite doors, favorite windows, favorite furnitures, and I can double-click on them and add them back to the project.
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