July – December 2011
Coaching Call – November 17, 2011
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 ArchiCAD Training Session Notes

Cursor/mouse constraints Window>Toolbars>Drafting Aids>Mouse constraints 0:05:06
  Keyboard shortcuts 0:09:47
  Cursor constraints 0:11:15
  reshaping, realigning polygon shapes 0:15:57
Frameless windows Window parameters 0:21:45
Create custom window Use slab tool to create thin glass rectangle. Select it and show  it in 3D. File>Libraries and Objects>Save 3D Model as>Save Library Part>select “window” as type and name your window. 0:30:34
Placement of elements Special snaps 0:37:43
Displaying minimal space Document>Set Model View>Model View Options>Options for GDL Objects 0:45:18
ADA requirements and life safety Model view options 0:50:08
  Create set of life safety plans 0:54:06
Display areas using fills Options>Project Preferences>Dimensions 0:56:42
Display area and dimensions Zone tool; Zone fills; Model view options>Override Fill Display 1:02:39
Dual-screen setup: Auto-update 3D window? Can’t do it at this time in AC 1:12:20
Creating design schemes without re-modeling each time Workarounds, layer combinations; layer management 1:19:26
  Hotlinked modules; create variations using hotlinks 1:25:58

ArchiCAD Training – Coaching Call – November 17, 2011

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