Minimal Spaces

10 October 2016 Tate Gibbes 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Did you know that the Cadimage Door and Window Tool can show minimal space requirements around doors?

This is for ArchiCAD 20




This is for ArchiCAD 19

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Especially handy when designing things like accessible bathrooms etc.


Please bear in mind the display of the minimal space will depend on the Model View Options applied


Document>Model View> Model View Options >Miscellaneous settings for library parts





Export Properties to IFC file

4 October 2016 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you are using ARCHICAD 20 new feature Property Manager and plan to share a BIM file as an IFC, you can make sure that your Properties are included in the file by just checking the translator. Go to File>Interoperability> IFC > IFC Translation Setup> Select a Translator > Export Options> Building Information Data to

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Tip of the Day

3 October 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
Tip of the Day

Missed yesterday’s Tip of the Day? Trying to remember a tip from last month? or Andrew Watson’s How to Create a Custom Knob 4 years ago?  (The most read tip) Save the Cadimage blog in bookmarks to refer to it later. Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category  


Automatic Dimensioning AC 20

30 September 2016 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

The menu for Automatic Dimensioning for ARCHICAD 20 has moved to Document> Annotation > Automatic Dimensioning  

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Cadimage Covering Shadows

29 September 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Would you like the coverings to cast shadows in 3D? Select your coverings, open the settings. Under the Display Options change the Shadow settings to either Model View Options or Use local Settings. If you select “Use Local Settings” tick both Cladding and Trims. For MVO, you’ll need to tick the Cladding and Trims under

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AC20 – Cadimage Door & Window Background Fill

28 September 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

To set the background fill and pen colour for a Cadimage Door or Window. Open the Settings dialog, and in the Wall Opening Symbol page, change the Background Fill settings. Set the fill type and pens.

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Quick Key Tuesday: Layers

27 September 2016 Mark Horrocks 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you know you’ve added something but now can’t see it, you have most likely placed it on a layer that is now not showing.  If you turn on ALL layers, you will be able to see it, then select it and place it on the correct layer. The shortcut key to bring up the

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Label Doors and Windows ID in elevation or section

26 September 2016 Soto 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you wish to label the ID or other properties of Doors and Windows in an elevation in ArchiCAD 19 there is a new method. First of all make sure that the label placement method  is set to Associated, see article below Associated vs Independent Labels (ARCHICAD 19) Then go to the Label tool in

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AC20 Getting Started with Cadimage Cabinets

23 September 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Cabinets, Tip of the Day

The getting started with Cabinets in ARCHICAD 20.

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AC20 Getting started with Cadimage Keynotes

22 September 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

Have you seen the new Keynotes getting started video for ARCHICAD 20?

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