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By Mac_the_arc

ive recently purchased ArchiCAD 23, so im fairly new to ArchiCAD, however ive over 5 years experience in Revit so am familiar with a lot of BIM protocol and ways of working.

Iv tried importing a PDF into Archicad today, and the first this I noticed was that it was rotated to an odd angle. That not a big issue as I can rotate this to align with x and y ornthangoal view.

I have then tried to draw some lines. I have unputted the length of these lines using the distance on the 'quick reference' tool, however when I do this it seems to click relative to the origin. I certainly does not want to naturally draw a straight line along the x axis.

What am I doing wrong, or is this some quirk of ArchiCAD.
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By Barry Kelly
By "quick reference tool", do you mean the tracker?

If so there is an option in the tracker settings to use relative coordinates - i.e. from the user origin and not the project origin.

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By Mac_the_arc
Hi, thanks. My settings are set so that coordinates are relative to tracker. Interestingly today having closed the file and re-opened it, things seem to have reverted to normal.