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Cutting and stretching imported objects

The size of imported items can basically only be increased proportionally in all directions. ARCHLine.XP also provides a solution if you only want to resize it in one direction.

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Placing doors between two levels

Level offsetting or bridging level differences may require the door to be placed between levels. How can this state be displayed in ARCHLine.XP, so that the 2D/3D representaion is also correct?

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Displaying furnitures in sections

The furnitures aren't displaying in the sections even though all of the layers are visible?

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Creating, deleting and renaming styles

How can you create, delete and rename styles?

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How to make custom shaped window sill?

You can customize window sill easily to apply bottom rake (sloped bottom sill)

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Story Bounded Walls

Story bounded wall helps to model better real-world construction situation.

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Displaying the framed wall structure in 3D view

The planned building will appear in the program in the traditional way by default, however, it may be necessary to present only the framed structure of the building.

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How to cut a hole in a wall using other size as the door frame

You can cut a hole in a wall using other size as the door frame in ARCHLine.XP

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Wrapping wall layers at wall ends

The layers of the wall sections next to the doors and windows can be wrapped automatically, but there is only a manual solution for this at the wall ends:

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Setting default level height

The process of saving the settings of the elevation, structure height and other parameters as default is the following:

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Print plot layouts in a multi-page PDF

How to print several plot layouts into one PDF file:

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3D Warehouse does not allow direct download

There are occasional problems with the operation of Trimble's 3D Warehouse site.

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How to get the best performance with a large project in ARCHLine.XP

We give you a few tips on how to optimize your large 3D model to prevent it from being too slow while you are working on it. It worth spending some time on cleaning the project in order to reduce project size.

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Drawing lines with specific angles and bearing

How to insert a line at a specified length and Bearing (Degrees, Minutes and Seconds)?

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HP printer Windows 10 compatibility issue

HP has recently withdrawn the support of certain printer types under Windows 10 operation system.

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3D Warehouse download problem

This article provides solutions for those, who have problems downloading objects from 3D Warehouse.

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NVIDIA Flashing

Unexpected phenomenon after updating Windows 10 the ARCHLine.XP drawing area is flashing and blacks. Update: fixed from 2019 Build 323

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Relocating the whole work environment

The content of this article is valid for ARCHLine.XP 2018 Release Candidate version.

In case we have used the 2017 version so far, but we want to switch to 2018 and we want to move all of our saved objects, materials and styles to the latest version of the program, there are two ways to do it.

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Your PC's Graphics Card Info - And Where to Find It

When you turn to our Support Department regarding ARCHLine.XP-related issues, we usually need the specifics of your computer. You don't have to be an expert to procure this information. Read on to see how.

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Project organization in ARCHLine.XP 2017

In order to make our project organized and easy to handle, it is necessary to manage the project properly.

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Using the IFC import

Things to know about the IFC import. Get your game up to the BIM standards.

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Backup Archive and Autosave in ARCHLine.XP 2017

All you need to know about Backup Archive and Autosave in ARCHLine.XP 2017.

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Bad quality render when objects are far from drawing origin

Rendering the 3D model in ARCHLine.XP RED Render that contains objects very far from the origin can produce poor quality results, and the image displays false lighting patches.

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Print to PDF dialog box with unreadable texts

After an update of Windows 10 operating system, an error may occur in the File menu -> Print to PDF dialog box: the text appearing are unreadable. This may happen when a default printer is not selected and/or it is the "Microsoft Prinft to PDF" printer.

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Integration with Kubity

Kubity is a 3D model-sharing application and service for computers, mobile devices, taking advantage of augmented reality gears and VR glasses. ARCHLine.XP 3D models can be load into Kubity - read how.

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What kinds of files can I import into ARCHLine.XP?

What kinds of files can I import into ARCHLine.XP?

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Important changes on user interface in ARCHLine.XP 2017

Hereinafter we summarize the most important changes on ARCHLine.XP 2017 user interface.

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Windows Firewall settings

If the ARCHline.XP application has not been authorized by the Windows firewall and it's not included in Allowed appilcations, then follow the next steps.

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Printing to PDF file format

When printing we often use the command “File-Print to PDF”, this way we can easily save the final project into PDF which later can be sent to the client via e-mail.

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Transfer Objects and Materials from one PC to another

How can you transfer furniture, lamps, materials etc. to another ARCHLine.XP user or copy to an other PC?

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Hatch settings on the floorplan

Above all the well-known hatch settings, there are four more which are generally applicable and write over the specific hatch settings on the floorplan.

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Sprite definition

From ARCHLine.XP 2016, the enhanced Sprite definition function, as a kind of object definition, is available in Manufacture menu - New object - Sprite definition. The process of sprite definition is the following.

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Niche

From ARCHLine.XP 2016 you can create and edit wall niche easier.

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Tiling representation on floorplan

Usually, there are two questions in relation to tiling layout on the floorplan, unfortunately the answers are not straightforward.

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Excluding walls from calculations

Useful tip on excluding walls from calculations.

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Navigation in the updated Showroom

Tips for browsing the products of the different suppliers in the virtual Showroom of ARCHLine.XP.

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Find commands in the Toolbox

Did you know that you can find any command in the ARCHLine.XP Toolbox instantly?

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Moving entities

Use the Select tool to specify the entity or entities you will move later with the Move or Move from commands.

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How to restore the interface to default?

How to reset the interface to the default window arrangement?

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What kinds of files can I export from ARCHLine.XP?

You can export several types of 2D and 3D files via File menu / Export command.

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Drawing horizontal and vertical walls with direct distance entry
Direct distance entry allows you to draw a line, wall, etc. by pointing in a the required direction with the cursor and entering a distance on the keyboard.
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How to convert an object to real door or window

Any objects downloaded from the 3D Warehouse or other website can be converted to real ARCHLine.XP door or window items.

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3D model size reduction

The 3D model size reduction option makes large 3D models easier to work with by automatically reducing their number of polygons.

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How to select all walls in a single step?

Selecting all entities (e.g. all the walls) in a single step.

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Selecting items in 3D window

When we are working in the 3D window, we often have to select items by clicking on them with the mouse. Here's a few tips to avoid incorrect selection.

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