Ortho Tool


Align and orthogonalize walls and beams to the current view angle if they are within a given tolerance.

Before and after comparison

Developed in cooperation with Salzburger Planwerkstatt Logo

Usage Guide

Installation

  1. Close Archicad

  2. Download and use the installer for Windows or macOS

  3. Start Archicad (in Demo mode if you don’t have a Ortho-Tool license yet)

Setup

Set your desired tolerance in the settings here: Edit -> Move -> Ortho-Tool Settings...

Screenshot of the Ortho-Tool Settings Dialog

The tolerance specifies the threshold below which a wall or beam is aligned with the axes. A wall or beam will be aligned, if both its start- and endpoint deviate LESS THAN the tolerance from the straight axes.

How to understand the tolerance / deviation

Usage in 2D

Execute the Add-On command Edit -> Move -> Align Walls and Beams to Axes to align all visible and editable walls and beams to the current view angle.

You can also select a subset of walls and beams before executing the command.

Usage in 3D

Execute the Add-On command Edit -> Move -> Align Walls and Beams to Axes to align all visible and editable walls and beams to an angle specified in a popup. This works across all stories!

Angle PopUp in 3D Views

Downloads

Version 1.1.1 Windows** macOS*
Archicad 27 AC27 Win AC27 macOS INT
AC27 macOS GER/AUT
Archicad 26 AC26 Win AC26 macOS INT
AC26 macOS GER/AUT

*macOS AC26+ Versions are compatible with Intel & Apple Silicon.
**For Windows you can choose the language (English or German) in the installers.

Free 1-Month Trial

Send me a mail to bernd@bschwb.com with your Archicad Key-ID and I can provide you with a free 1-month trial license.

  • Software Key ID: 12 characters and in the format SWXXXXXXXXXX (found in the GS License Manager Tool)
  • Hardware Key ID: The number on the physical key itself (also found in the GS License Manager Tool)

Pricing

Free 1-Month Trial Pro License
Free 120€/Seat* 200€/Seat
- Update price to next AC version: 100€/Seat
valid 1-month Lifetime Access to the Pro Version
for AC26 & AC27
Bound to one Archicad Key
macOS and Windows builds
Compatible with ALL Archicad Language Versions
Add-On Interface in English (INT) or German (GER/AUT)

*Launch Price valid until end of 2023

If you are interested in purchasing a license, please contact me via mail.
I can take payments via wire transfer and PayPal.