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In Archicad 21 you can use autotexts in labels. Rather than describing an element in disconnected words, you can display the actual properties, attributes, dimensions, etc. of the element. Use Archicad properties and name your building materials, surfaces, and composites carefully, and you can get good automatic notes. GDL-scripted labels have long been able to do this, but it's an
We use labels to show the ID of doors and windows in elevations. The labels are identical to the marker tags used in plan, and the pointer is left off. With the pointer off, it makes no difference whether you use the single-click or three-click geometry method. Doesn't help The label will be placed at a (non-user-modifiable) distance from the
This clever trick from Patrick May at 4dProof about labeling zones in section has two parts. The clever part is the lateral thinking of labeling things in the zones rather than the zone itself. The other part is the introduction of autotexts in labels in Archicad 21. The lateral thinking part could have been discovered versions ago, you just needed
This is a very simple label for duct elements made with the MEP Modeler add-on. It's intended for use with any simple duct type, including Straight, Bend, Take-off, and the Obstruction Fittings (as far as I can tell). I'm using it solely for straight pieces, since no one is fabricating anything from my plans - I just want to coordinate
Location: 01 General / 1 Graphic Symbols A shape with a text block in it. While working on the labels in 19 post, I realized I had never posted the recent updates or the label version. The shapes are square, rectangle, triangle, circle, ellipse, oval, diamond, hexagon, pointed box, and roundrect. The roundrect has authentic iOS proportions. The rectangle, oval,
Archicad 19 brings substantial changes to the label tool. Labels are a key component of automatic annotation, so improvements are always welcome. The biggest change is multiple labels on a single element in a given viewpoint. Since you can place more than one label, the Label Elements checkbox is illogical and has been removed. Therefore, the per-element-type pre-setup of the
This has got to stop.
The user has requirements. The software has capabilities. Where the capabilities end and the requirements keep going is a limit. To get beyond the limit requires workarounds. Some limits are harder than others and all we can do is wish (beg) them removed. Here's a rich example concerning structural posts (columns) in residential construction. These are things like 4x4s, multiple
This is the main, simple text label for associated labeling of objects. It has one parameter, "Parameter to List". Put in the variable name of any text parameter in any object. The default is "desList". I'm using this name as a standard in many objects across the library. So you can put in any parameter name, but for many typical
A label to show the elevation of the top or bottom of a slab. It works in plan or in section, and changes its form depending on which kind of window it's in. It can give the elevation to project zero or the home story of the slab. I made it in an attempt to overcome one of the big
For labeling doors and windows in section/elevation. This is completely different from the dimension marker used in plan. It is intended to be used as an associated label. How about a quick review of associated labels. To place an associated label, select the element, in the window you want the label, and Check 'label Elements' in the Info Box. Which
Location: 01 General / 1 Graphic Symbols Just like Slope Symbol JAM8, except it's a label. Used as associated label on a roof, it will convert the slope to n/12 and draw the triangle correctly. This symbol is typically used in section and elevation, but I could see using it in the roof plan. Select the roof you want to
The label gives the height of a wall. It will typically be used for knee walls. It can be used in section or in plan. It will only work as an associated label; select the wall and check the "Label Elements" box. The value displayed is the height of the wall in the settings. This means that for trimmed walls,
"Labels are text blocks or symbols optionally linked to construction elements and 2D fills. Labels allow you to identify or comment elements or parts of your design." That's from the Archicad 9 Ref Guide page 343, and it's pretty succinct so I'll keep it. Here's more: "You can use labels in two ways: • Independent labels manually placed using the