Working efficiently in ARCHICAD boils down to isolating out only the portions of the model you need to view. Viewing the entire model at all times is inefficient and ineffective, since plans can look to cluttered, 3d can be too slow, and section and elevation views may show more content than is relevant to the work that needs to be done.
Isolating elements out is done by the following methods (and different methods may be more useful in certain views than others):
- By Selection
- By Marquee
- By Layers
- By Renovation Status (not shown in video below)
- By Filter and Cut in 3d Palette
- By Cutting Planes
The following video quickly covers most of these methods of isolating elements in plan and 3d.