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How To Change The Selected Text Capitalization In ArchiCAD

by Yaron Elharar (@YaronElharar)

Archicad lets you finesse your drawings, shuffle around text and numbers, and helps you look like an absolute champ at your job. But nobody’s perfect. If you’ve been stuck retyping each letter in your Archicad workspace, stick with us. In this article, we’ll disclose how to change the case of text in Archicad.

What Is Archicad?

Archicad is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software application developed by the Hungarian company Graphisoft. It’s a leading tool in the architectural and design industries, allowing professionals to create, edit, and manage 2D and 3D drawings and models.

The software provides a comprehensive ecosystem for covering all aspects of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) design and documentation. With Archicad, designers can not only draft their ideas but also run simulations, perform energy assessments, and much more.

How to Change the Case of Text in Archicad

Built-In Ways To Change Text Capitalization In ArchiCAD

Archicad has a rich text editor, but the editor doesn’t include a feature for case conversion. That said, There are two ways to work your way around it: One manual which is by using an external text editor like Microsoft Word, The second an easier way is to do the conversion directly in-place which we’ll talk about a bit later.

Using Microsoft Word
  1. Select the text box containing the text whose case you want to change.
  2. Double-click the text box so it’s editable.
  3. Select all the text in the box and copy it to your clipboard.
  4. Open MS Word.
  5. Go to Select File > New > Blank Document.
  6. Paste the copied text in MS Word.
  7. Select the text and navigate to Home > Font > Change Case, or press Shift+F3
  8. Choose the case that you want to apply to the selected text. Copy the text after its case has been converted.
  9. Head back to Archicad and paste the text in the appropriate text box.

That’s a manual process that might be okay if you need to occasionally change the capitalization of text, let’s see how we can do all that directly in place, saving us time. Let’s talk about AnyCase.

Changing Text Case in Archicad with AnyCase

AnyCase is a lightweight software for changing the case of text in countless applications. It makes text case conversion in ArchiCAD super convenient, as you never need to leave where you’re working and it takes a fraction of a second. Here’s how to change the case of text in ArchiCAD through AnyCase:

  1. Download and install AnyCase.
  2. Launch Archicad and open the project containing the text whose case you want to change.
  3. Highlight the text you want to change.
  4. In the AnyCase window, click desired text case (Uppercase, lowercase, sentence case etc), and it’ll immediately apply to the highlighted text.

Here are the shortcuts you can use to change capitalization in ArchiCAD, find them in the table below:

Table of built-in shortcuts available in AnyCase App

Windows Shortcut (keys to press)Action
Win+Alt+LTo convert selection to lowercase
Win+Alt+UTo convert selection to All Caps (UPPERCASE)
Win+Alt+TTo convert selection to Title Case
Win+Alt+STo convert selection to Sentence case
Win+Alt+ATo convert selection to AlTeRnAtInG CaPs
Win+Alt+OOpens main window with all the app's options
To enable the shortcuts above, you will need the free AnyCase App. Clicking on the table will lead you to its download page.

Here are more reasons ArchiCAD users love using AnyCase App

Global Text Conversion: AnyCase isn’t just an asset for Archicad users; its functionality extends to text conversion across countless application running on Windows.

Tailored Shortcut Configuration: If you have specific keyboard shortcuts in mind, AnyCase empowers you to set your own combinations, making text conversion a seamless, global process.

Multilingual Capabilities: Supporting over two dozen languages, AnyCase is your comprehensive solution for multilingual text adjustments.

Advanced Utility Functions: AnyCase offers more than mere text casing it automatically capitalizes brand and personal names and allows for swift character or word replacements.

Ease of Operation: Using AnyCase means text case adjustments in Archicad are reduced to a simple text selection and a couple of keystrokes, completely obviating the need for laborious manual retyping.

To sum it up, AnyCase offers a stress-free solution to the often tedious task of altering text cases in ArchiCAD. Plus, it’s free to use and operates unobtrusively in the background, making it available exactly where you need it. You can download it and start using it to convert case in ArchiCAD for free.

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