Architecture – Level 2

Building Site Orientation and Geo-Location

Set the North direction of your model, using Google Earth for geo-location

Marking the North Direction

This video will help you how to mark the North direction in case of a north oriented dwg drawing, when we want to rotate it to the X, Y axes

Setting the Building Elevation Above Sea Level

In some cases the project 0 elevation is not at the 0 sea level. This video helps you how to solve situations like that


In this tutorial video you will learn about how to make sure that the building origin aligns to the accurate Google Maps geo-location point

Importing Google Terrain

Importing a 2D map from Google Maps
Importing a 3D Terrain from Google Maps
Aligning the building to the surface of its surrounding

Export Model and Visualize in Google Earth

Exporting 3D model into Google Earth via .kmz file
Opening the exported .kmz file in Google Earth
Managing the model and its altitude in Google Earth
Refining the position of the model

Terrain and Site Plan

Importing DWG™ or DXF files, scaling, creating terrain, and building a construction plan

Creating a Terrain

In this video you can learn how to create terrain from a 2D dwg drawing imported into ARCHLine.XP

Adding a Plateau

After the terrain was created, we can use the tools from the Terrain group to further customize it. One of it is for example the plateau

Building Volumes and Shadow Analysis

Conceptual design for a building, shadow analysis

Building Volumes, Conceptual Design for a Building

Design masses to explore a conceptual design for a building.
During the early phase of a new building project, you can analyze the conceptual design for various purposes

Analyze Shadows and Solar Conditions of Built Environment

Great and easy tool for analyzing daylight conditions.
Result is one colorful picture where different colors represent different amount of exposure to sun light

Sections and Elevationos

Create views of specific parts of 3D model.
You can create sections or exterior and interior elevation views

Sections and Elevations

Sections and elevations are drawings that are in living connection with the model itself, which means that they can be updated with one click and they mirror the actual state of the model correctly. In this video you can learn:
– how to create section
– how to resize the width and the depth of the section view
– how to update sections
– how to break their connection to the drawing
– how to handle multiple sections on one drawing
– and how to create exterior elevation view.

Documentation and Printing

Creating plot layout, scaling, print settings, print queue


In ARCHLine.XP you can print a pdf document, a plot layout with multiple drawings, or a multi-page pdf that can be created with the print queue option. In this video you can learn how to set up a plot layout, add plot stamp, drawings and use the print queue to have a multiple pages in one pdf file

Dimensions and Symbols

In this video you will learn where to find and how to add symbols to your projects and how to edit them afterwards. You will also learn how to place dimensions with just a few click

Underlay Floor Plan on 3D View

One of the new features of ARCHLine.XP 2018 is that the 2D layout can be displayed in the 3D window

Drawing Comparison

The compare drawings function compares the current drawing with a previous phase and displays the graphical changes visually. You can actualize the result with one click to review the design phases

Quantity and Take-Off

ARCHLine.XP provides detailed measurements for construction material quantities

Quantity and Take-Off

With the quantity take-off tools you can access data stored in your project as an Excel file. You can sort it by rooms, areas, objects, tiles or even building parts

Point Cloud

The Point Cloud is made with laserscanners to capture building and environment dimensions

Point Cloud

ARCHLine.XP imports point cloud files to support the design process by providing real-world context

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