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Leads and pending projects should be placed in 1 Projects / zPending. These are projects which have no modeling or design data with them. They might be just a proposal. When a pending project actually begins, create the project folder as normal. Drag any documents in the pending folder to the new project folder. The proposal belongs in '3 Contract
These instructions are current as of Archicad 19. They haven't changed much in a while, and probably won't for a while. 1. Duplicate the zTemplate19 folder and rename it with the project name. To duplicate a folder, drag and drop it within the same window while holding down the Option key. Name the folder after the client. If this is
Current naming standards. Still very boring. These rules aren't set in stone, but if we all stay near the rules we all stay near each other. Like all standards, they work most of the time. When a situation is addressed by the standards, you can save your creativity for the projects.
This will go live when we move to Archicad 11. It doesn't have anything to do with 11 per se, but it's easier to make organizational changes at a version break. On 3 Resources / AC, we have a new folder called External References. This will hold all the external drawing and annotation resources which are used in the templates.
Belated documentation of slightly modified, long-established AC10 project folder setup.
Note: This post has been updated for AC18. Current naming standards. Still very boring. These rules aren't set in stone, but if we all stay near the rules we all stay near each other. Like all standards, they work most of the time. When a situation is addressed by the standards, you can save your creativity for the projects.
1. Duplicate the zTemplate 10 folder and rename it with the project name. To duplicate a folder, drag and drop it within the same window while holding down the Option key. Name the folder after the client. If this is a second, or later, project, add a number. (Please don't use roman numerals, they are hard to read.) If it's
Competition submission materials should be kept in the project folder. This applies to current and past projects. Under the current template folder scheme, create a folder in 2 Output called 'Competitions'. (The zTemplate folder, as of now, already has this.) Under the old template folder scheme (01CDs, 02 Reference, etc), create a folder called 'Competitions' at the top level. Within
For AC8 projects, save PLC files on the hotel instead of on your local disk. This is a change. The reason: In PM, you will need to link views from a PLC. A PLP won't work, and I wouldn't recommend it if it did. If the PLC is local, the layout book won't be able to find the drawings when