Did you know you can change the shape of the cursor geometry? The standard method is a rectangle (unless you click on individual elements) which is not always suitable.
If you select the Arrow Tool and the click on the second button on the Info Box – you can change the method…
The three options are: Polygonal > Rectangle > Rotated Rectangle
Simply choose the one that is most appropriate and switch around at any time!
If you want to show Contour lines in 3D go to View>3D View Options>3D Window Settings, set Contours to Draft or Best. NOTE: Contour Lines in ArchiCAD are not ‘ground’ contour lines, they are the lines that define the shape of an object – ‘it’s contours’.
Image fill allows you to apply an image to the 2D drafting fills or cover fills. To create a new Image fill, go to Options > Element Attributes > Fill Types. Click New. Select Image fill Load an image. Click the Load Image button to bring up a library directory dialog box. Browse for the desired
Graphisoft has listed off new features to ARCHICAD since version 9. http://www.graphisoft.com/archicad/version-comparison/ What feature are you most looking forward to in v21?
To have Cadimage Doors opening automatically in an animation go to the Door Settings > Model Display and check the Opening in Animation box, setting the Camera Proximity to suit. Remember to enable to ‘Rebuild the model for each frame’ of the rendering process.
Have you seen the other add on’s for ARCHICAD? http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/addons/index.html
If you need an extra down pipe on your Cadimage Roof Covering? That’s easy, select the ARCHICAD roof and insert a new node. The Cadimage Roof Covering will allow you to attach two downpipes on every side of the node. The only thing you have to do now is, click on the pink hotspot on
You can use the Element ID Manager to re-number the IDs of any selected elements. Just go to Document > Listing Extras > Element ID Manager. Then choose the settings for the element you want to change ID’s for (ie. Slab ID, Window ID etc…), then go to the ID Format tab and set the
The Project Info dialog in ARCHICAD has fields for storing all relevant project information such as address and contact details. This means you can keep all the data in one place. To access this, go to File> Info> Project Info If you require extra fields, these can even be added… and an import/export option allows you to transfer
If you want to activate or deactivate the Sun Shadows in Elevation, just right-click the View or Elevation in the Navigator. Go to Elevation Settings> Model Display> Sun and Shadows> Sun Shadow