To install a software in addition LabPP ARCHICAD follow a few simple steps.
Executable software extensions (aka add-ons or add-ons) is a file with the extension .apx (for example LabPP_Landscape.apx).

1. Select and download the distribution archive from the website for your version of ARCHICAD.
2. Unzip the distribution on your computer. Place that near to the root folder of the disk.
3. Start ARCHICAD.
4. The menu item will launch the extension Manager.

Menu item to invoke the extension Manager ARCHICAD

5. In the popup window of the extension Manager, click "Search for more Add-Ons".
The program will launch a dialog search of file. In this dialog, locate the executable module add-ons (a file with the extension .apx, for example LabPP_Landscape.apx).
Click Ok.
Your chosen add-ons will appear in the extensions Manager.
To the left of it needs to be a checkbox as shown in the figure.
If there is a red triangle with an exclamation point, so you need to check Your ARCHICAD version and add-ons that You have downloaded. Maybe You downloaded add-ons for a different version of ARCHICAD.
In case of difficulties please contact technical support LabPP and will help You cope.

Add-ons manager ARCHICAD
6. Click Ok. Your software addition (it is the same add-ons that have the same extension) installed.

In the same directory where executable file is located .key (for example LabPP_Landscape.key).
This is a key file.
The demo gives you the opportunity to work with the program in full test mode.
When You pay for the program, You receive another key file.
Replacing demo key file with the new one You switch your distribution to use in a professional mode.
From the moment You found acquired key file and registered it, Your add-on add-ons LabPP automatically switches to professional use.
To reinstall anything not needed.
If You have a trouble with installing and registering key files, full guide read there.


ARCHICAD provides the ability to create and customize interactive catalogs (schedules).
After settings these directories can be exported to a file as templates, and import on other computers.
To import a preset template (the layout) online catalog from a file, perform the following steps.
In the project Navigator, locate the line "Schedules").
On this line, press the right mouse button.
In the pop-up menu, select "Scheme options".

Call menu to set schedules on ARCHICAD

A dialog will appear to configure circuits interactive catalogs of Your ARCHICAD.

Dialog set schemes schedules on ARCHICAD
Press "Import" button.
A dialog will appear to select the file with the configured schema online catalog.

Selection file with schedule scheme on ARCHICAD

After clicking "Ok" the scheme will be loaded and will appear in the list to use.
The name corresponds to the file name.
The import schema online catalog from file is completed.
Opens and automatically generates a directory by double-clicking on the appropriate header in the list.

Magic wand in ARCHICAD - powerful, convenient tool for creating new elements based on other elements.
To the contour polylines to make a 3-d mesh:

  • select the tool 3d mesh on the toolbar ARCHICAD
  • press and hold the spacebar
  • click on the contour polylines.

As a result, get element 3d mesh that follows the contours of the polyline.
We can make a cut in a 3d mesh based on the polyline.
Select the item to 3d mesh in which the cutout, click on the toolbar tool 3d-grid and hold down the spacebar, click the mouse on the polyline of the contour of the cut.
Instead of the polyline can be any area.
In a typical setting, the magic wand creates a path with the minimum number of points in the new element (see figure).

Setting the magic wand ARCHICAD

Thanks to gravity points LabPP_Landscape, the opportunity to operate with elements of not paying attention to the number of points of the contour. And the presence of a greater number of points of the contour only gives great flexibility to the element when its surface is projected onto the predetermined curved surface of the substrate (for example, for building road coating).
Therefore, we can specify any reasonable number of points per unit of perimeter.

Setting the magic wand ARCHICAD (figure 2)

If you click the magic wand tool selected Beam - in this case, during the ARCHICAD polyline will create beams in the size of the location of the points (here: 1000 mm).
This is useful for creating borders, which, moreover, it is possible to calculate and put in the estimate.