2020 | 006 – Favorites Palette

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ARCHICAD Training Lesson Outline

  • Favorites Palette - basic usage, management, export/import for migration to another project or template
  • Parameter Transfer using eye-dropper and syringe; options for controlling which parameters are transferred
  • Parameter Transfer within a Library Part Settings window


  • Opening and closing the Favorites palette
  • Adding a new Favorite
  • Double-click to apply to Default or Selection
  • Editing one or more Favorites
  • View options in the palette
  • Use of folders
  • Filtering options
  • Search options - text string; use space " " to see all of a particular tool type
  • Use of Favorites from within a settings dialog
  • Built-in limitations: Renovation Tag is ignored
  • Selective use of parameter transfer to limit settings changes
  • Troubleshooting issues with Favorites - library management
  • Migration of Favorites to equivalent parts in new Library


  • Setting up the options
  • Sorting by option type or tool type
  • Duplicating saved settings
  • Use with syringe
  • Use with Favorites

Parameter Transfer within a Library Part Settings window

Method for usage:
Inside object settings, window settings or door settings dialog, navigate to a new part, and instead of simply clicking on the part, use the syringe tool keyboard shortcut (Command-Option on the Mac, CTRL-ALT on PC) and click. ARCHICAD will transfer as many parameters as it can to the new part, making it as similar as possible to the original style (includes size, surfaces, many other options that often are time consuming to set).

Use cases

  • Switching window or door types
  • Cabinets
  • Migration of Favorites

ARCHICAD Training Lesson Transcript

ARCHICAD Training Lesson Index by Julie Caliri

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