Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Cursor Geometry Methods

23 May 2017 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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Showing Object Contours in 3D

22 May 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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’.  


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Image Fills

19 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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ARCHICAD Version Comparison

18 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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?  


Extra ARCHICAD add-Ons

16 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Have you seen the other add on’s for ARCHICAD? http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/addons/index.html


Element ID Manager

12 May 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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Store Project Information in the Project

10 May 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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May the 4th be with you.

4 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

ARCHICAD, used by Architects and the Empire, well we think 😉    


Grid Display and the Editing Plane

3 May 2017 Tate Gibbes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

One of the questions I get asked frequently while training people and on the support desk is how to turn off the Editing Plane and how to change the Grid display.  These are both quite simple things to rectify. To turn off the Editing Plane display, go to the View Menu and simply click on

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Linework Consolidation

24 April 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To clean up your 2D linework, select all the lines, go to Edit > Reshape > Linework Consolidation. . . This activates the Linework Consolidation Wizard which takes you through steps to clean up your 2D lines.  Very handy for cleaning up imported 2D Details or Survey Drawings.


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