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Hide label With Associated Element

20 July 2018 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

ARCHICAD 19 onwards now allow you to hide a label with its associated element.

By ticking the option in Label Selection Settings, the Label will automatically be hidden when you hide the layer where the element has been placed.

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What is Background Updating?

19 July 2018 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Background Updating was introduced in ArchiCAD 19 – but what is it? It is actually pretty smart and one of the things that make ArchiCAD faster than previous versions.  Background Updating is when ArchiCAD uses the spare unused capacity from the processor(s) to generate background information such as the 3D model and associated data –

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Fit in Window

18 July 2018 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Shortcut key to Fit in Window (Zoom to Extents) is Ctrl+’ (for PC) or Command+’ (for Mac) OR you can hit the icon above the Status Bar OR you can simply double click on your mouse wheel.


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Quick Key Tuesday: Drag multiple copies shortcut keys

17 July 2018 Mark Horrocks 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To Drag Multiple Copies of an element, select it and activate the Drag command Ctrl + D (PC) or Command + D (Mac) then use the multiple copy shortcut key; Ctrl + Alt (PC) or Command + Alt (Mac).  You should see two small plus icons ‘++‘ next to your cursor.  Now anywhere you click on

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Setting up a nudge

16 July 2018 Gareth Morgan No Comments
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A quick way to move elements on the screen is to nudge them. Select one or more placed elements, and then while holding down your Shift key, simply use your arrow keys (Left/Right/Up/Down) to move the object in the chosen direction. The distance the object/s move is set in the Girds & Backgrounds dialog box

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Function Keys on a Mac with ARCHICAD

26 June 2018 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Ever used the function keys on a mac with ARCHICAD? Don’t have one of those brand new macs with the touch bar? Most mac users disable the function keys when using ARCHICAD losing the media function keys (F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12) Or they leave it on and press the FN key with the

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Edit elements by stories

14 June 2018 Amy Li No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In navigator, right click on the view on view map.


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Save Save Save

13 June 2018 Scylla de Magalhaes 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

It’s important to develop good habits for saving and backing up your work as you go along, as well as periodically migrating projects from older versions of ArchiCAD to the current one. This will help you to avoid data loss or any loss of work, from day to day or over the long term. Most

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Assign a Cover Fill

12 June 2018 Amy Li No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In ARCHICAD, cover fills can be applied to Slabs, Meshes, Roofs, Shells, Morphs and Zones.


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Show shade in Cadimage door and window schedule

6 June 2018 Amy Li No Comments
Cadimage, Tip of the Day


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