Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Place a Kitchen Sink into a Cabinet

27 March 2017 Andrew Watson 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, Cabinets, Tip of the Day

When you create a kitchen cabinet using the Cadimage Cabinet tool, you might want to add a kitchen sink. If you simply place the sink onto the counter, it does not automatically cut a hole in the counter. To cut the hole, you need to use Solid Element Operations. Generate a 3D view of the

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Active Layer

24 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to assign a single default layer to all the tools instead of than using ARCHICAD default layer set-up, go to Document > Layers > Layer Extras > Active Layer. Choose the One Active Layer for all Element Types option from the appearing palette.   Note: This will set the default layer of all

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Time to check for updates…

22 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

It’s now March and no doubt like everyone else you were a bit busy on the run up to the holidays and you may not have had time to keep on top of ArchiCAD maintenance… so now is a good time to Check for Updates! First of all, check ArchiCAD is up to date… to

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Magic Wand to make circular slab

15 March 2017 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to make a circular Slab, first draw a circle the shape of your slab. Select the Slab tool and Magic Wand (Space-click) the edge of the circle. NOTE: You can Magic Wand and shape you like, a closed Spline for example.


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Place cameras in 3D

14 March 2017 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are trying to save a number of 3D views, often placing cameras is the best option, whilst in the 3D window choose View > 3D Navigation Extras > Put a camera into the path


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Walls & Beams Reference Lines

13 March 2017 Haritha Achyutuni No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to toggle between displaying walls and beams with their reference lines , go to View >On-Screen View Options and click on Walls & Beams Reference Lines.


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Changing the ARCHICAD background colour

10 March 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To change the background colour of your Work Environment go to View> Grid & Editing Plane Options > Grids and Backgrounds, double click on the existing background colour and chose a new one, click OK, then OK again.


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Quick Key Tuesday: Drag multiple copies shortcut keys

28 February 2017 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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Showing Zones in 3D

23 February 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

By default Zones will not show in 3D.  To make them show go to View > Elements in 3D View > Filter elements in 3D… and tick the box next to Zones.


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Keynote Label – Changing pens for Key and Frame

22 February 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Keynote Label offers two ways of changing it’s pen attributes. You can either change the pen under the Text style flyout in the Label Settings Dialog box, which will set the color for both keynote and frame. or use the second option that is to check the box ‘Use symbol color’ from either the Label tool Info

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