Week #7 – Interactive Legends
7-1. Interactive Legends – Introduction and Basic Setup

ArchiCAD Training (Best Practices Lesson 7-1)

This section explores a variation of Favorites – what I call “Interactive Legends of Visual Favorites”. This 20 minute video tutorial shows you how to create your own “kit of parts” based on your Favorites or by eye-dropping or dragging copies of elements from your current project.

This Legend can be copied and pasted into another project, or saved as a Module (MOD) file for merging or placement as a Hotlinked Module (HLM) into a project at a later time. Visibility of the Legend may be controlled using the Master Layer for the HLM. One may set up specific Views to quickly hide or show the Legend using this layer and corresponding Layer Combinations.

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  1. MattRichman
    13 years ago

    That was a great way to re use elements into a project. It’s easier to find a reacurring object when you see graphically. It quicker. Less searching means more time drawing
    I use thes tips for my projects
    Thanks mat

  2. Christopher Ellis
    13 years ago


    Since I first glimpsed your interactive legend in an earlier video, I thought “what a great idea !”. Thanks for sharing how this was created.

    In your earlier Favorites lessons, you list 3 videos in the text, but only two videos are showing up for me.

    Chris Ellis

    • Eric
      13 years ago

      Chris –
      I reorganized Week #6 into two separate weeks (6 and 7). At this point, I have done two of the three modules for week 6. I will be creating the third piece shortly.