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How to tidy 2D documents: Fill Consolidation

14 December 2016 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Have you ever looked at a project with loads of 2D fills and wanted to tidy them?  This can happen particularly when you copy paste from coloured sections or elevations.  It would be much easier to manage and manipulate this type of data if the elements were tidied up in to fewer elements. The good

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Have you forgotten a keyboard shortcut?

13 December 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Have you forgotten a keyboard shortcut?  Or would you like to learn a few more to work more efficiently? To find out what keyboard shortcuts ArchiCAD is using, go to Options> Work Environment> Keyboard Shortcuts and click Show Shortcut List in Browser To add your own shortcuts, see this article…  http://blog.cadimage.com/2009/02/creating-keyboard-shortcuts/ 


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How to tidy 2D documents: Linework Consolidation

12 December 2016 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Have you ever imported 2D data from a dwg or dxf only to find there are loads and loads of individual lines?  It would be much easier to manage and manipulate this type of data if the elements were tidied up. The good news is that ArchiCAD has a tool specifically for this job.  First

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Creating Clone Folders

9 December 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Creating a view for each elevation, detail or internal elevation? Create a clone folder!


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Marmite time: ArchiCAD sounds?

1 December 2016 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

As the famous saying goes for Marmite – you either love it or hate it.  Well, surprisingly, sounds in ArchiCAD seem to produce the same reaction from users. Personally, I love them… with sounds enabled you can hear ArchiCAD finish tasks such as 3D window generation and rendering – inform you of error messages –

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Quick Key Tuesday: Create Guide Line Segment

29 November 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Shift + ` (the key next to number 1) Use these quick keys to create a Guide Line segment anywhere with two clicks.


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Creating Renderings that look like Water Color

25 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

– by b.trenga, Charleston, USA – Winning Techtip  b.trenga shared a very quick and simple method on ArchiCAD-Talk that allows to create renderings that have an impression very similar to a Water Color painting, in a quick and easy manner.   Here is a simple step-by-step guide to his method: Step 1: Modify CineRender Image Take

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How to create animated GIFs using ARCHICAD

24 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, General, Tip of the Day

For visualising architectural concepts or a design process the usage of animated GIFs is getting more and more popular. No wonder, with a sequence of images you can provide a very clear explanation of your project’s fundamental idea. The message of GIFs can’t be missed, it is easy to understand, no extra application is needed for playing.

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ARCHICAD Training series updated for ARCHICAD 20

23 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

We proudly announce that the first two Volumes (1- The ARCHICAD BIM Concept, 2- Conceptual Design) are now available on graphisoft.com and on the Help Center. All illustrations in the manuals and video clips have been recaptured with the new user interface. The ARCHICAD project files have also been updated to version 20. The update

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Quick Key Tuesday – Save

22 November 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The most import quick key you will learn. In fact its so good, a lot computer software use it. Save! as in File Save. WIN: Control + S MAC: Command + S And when your working in team work, using a BIM server your most important quick key is for Send Changes WIN: Control + Alt + S MAC: Command + Option + S


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