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Modelling and drafting in ARCHICAD. (Example: How can I model a Roof soffit/fascia?)

Moderators: ejrolon, Barry Kelly, Karl Ottenstein, LaszloNagy, gkmethy

By newtech
#271891
Hello:

Can archicad work like 3dmax?, (where u can divide the screen in parts to show realtime changes in floorplan, elevation and 3d at the same time, not having the need to be switching views).

Thanks!.
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By LaszloNagy
#271899
Unfortunately, no. You can unmaximize the various Windows, like Floor Plan Window, Section Windows, etc. but changes will not be updated in each with each modification. A Window is updated in ARCHICAD only when you activate it so you would always have to click to make it the active Window and see it update.
By benjamin_chan
#271922
Is it something that is on a wishlist? I would suspect it would generate quite a lot of positive responses! I often get frustrated having to flick between a 2D drawing and the 3D model to see how one reacts to the other.

It would be fantastic if there was an option that they could be viewed simultaneously and updated in real time. Yes - it would probably slow the processes, but if this Workspace was a feature that could be turned off then it would not be too disruptive.

It seems that when ARCHICAD can produce both 2D drawings and the 3D model simultaneously it seems lacking that they cannot be viewed simultaneously.
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By LaszloNagy
#271996
I don't really know.
You could make a wish and post its link here.
Then I could submit the wish to GRAPHISOFT if it get high enough support.
As far as I'm concerned, this wish would be an "Essential".
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By Steve Jepson
#272023
The updates are a little slower than live, but they can be automatic and they are pretty fast. Multiple monitors helps to compensate for the jumping around so much to see what you want.
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By benjamin_chan
#272028
Wow!! I never knew this existed. thank you!
I tested it out between a 2D plan and the 3D view. I noticed that in 3D the update only occurs when I make that 3D window active. Is this the case?
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By Barry Kelly
#272032
benjamin_chan wrote:Wow!! I never knew this existed. thank you!
I tested it out between a 2D plan and the 3D view. I noticed that in 3D the update only occurs when I make that 3D window active. Is this the case?


Yes you must activate the window for it to update.
If you are using the TAB bar (version 20 onwards) then any changes you make in one view will process in the background for the other open tabs, so when you switch to them the update should be instant (or very quick).
This is so long as you haven't changed the 'Model Rebuild Options' in the work Environment.

The whole idea of the tab bar is that you can have your views and layouts open and maximised but still be able to switch to them quickly and easily.
So no need to minimise the windows and spread them all across the screen and work in small areas - unless you have a lot of screen real estate.

Barry.
By jwestover
#273057
I cant see how to max. or min. the windows of viewa other than the 3d window. Can you tell me how this is done to achieve a multiple layout like the image in steves post. Thanks
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By Barry Kelly
#273075
jwestover wrote:I cant see how to max. or min. the windows of viewa other than the 3d window. Can you tell me how this is done to achieve a multiple layout like the image in steves post. Thanks


If you are on a Windows machine then see the red arrows in Steve's image.
Press that and you can manually resize the windows.
I assume there is something similar for a Mac.

Barry.