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By SJPHouse
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Hi there - I have tried searching high and low for how to do keynotes in ArchiCAD and can only seem to find a 3rd party application called CadImage which you have to pay for separately. Is there no keynote function set up in ArchiCAD? This seems impossible to me that it's not included but from searching the forums and online I don't see anything...I'm curious, if ArchiCAD was developed by architects for architects - what was their solution for how you are supposed to do keynotes? Is there a different way to do them that I'm not aware of? Not having them almost seems like not having a built in option to do dimensions or something else so basic to the production of construction documents...please help I'm confused! Thank you :)
By Karl Griffith
#275286
You are correct - you can't really do keynotes in ArchiCAD. This thread discusses a couple workarounds:

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/vie ... tes#269003

The system I tried using the Change Manager works, but obviously you can't use is for revisions. But I would think it shows that keynotes could be added to ArchiCAD.

I agree that it is best to take annotation from element properties, but there are times when that is just not appropriate.