Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Opaque text background

4 August 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can set a cover fill to your text so that it is easier to read by ticking the Opaque box and setting the colour to white from within the text settings.


Batch Rendering in ARCHICAD

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

Got a few renders to do over night? Using the Publisher is a great way to batch render a lot of images. 1st set the view settings of your perspective. Once you click ok it might start to render an image, you can click the “Stop Render” button at the bottom of the screen. Next step is to

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Uniform Settings for Line Tools

10 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Uniform Settings for Line Tools checkbox allows you to apply the settings made in this dialog box to all line-type tools :  Line, Arc/Circle, Spline, Polyline. With the Uniform Settings for Line Tools ticked when you go to Line, Arc/Circle, Spline or Polyline settings dialog box same settings will be used as defaults.  This

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Differentiating between joists and blocking

7 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

A common frustration when using the beam tool is how to get the beams to show separately to blocking set between.  No doubt we are all familiar with this We can now use the Floor Plan 3D document to create tidy looking floor framing plans, (refer to this tip for guidance) By default I get

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Give it a meaning!

6 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Did you know that walls can be defined in more ways than just length, height and width? If we open the Tags and Categories section of the wall properties dialog box, we can define the Structural function as either Load Bearing or Non Load Bearing.     We can now use this information when we are

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Mesh Ridge Sharpness

5 July 2017 cadimage 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

In the Mesh tool we have 3 options under the Model Tab.   If we start of with All Ridges Sharp, we can see that the mesh becomes very triangulated. This is the simplest form for the computer to generate, but is not much good for rendering The Second Option is User Defined Sharp,  This

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Create a floor finishes schedule

4 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

If you have placed Zones in your Building using specific cover fills, you can create a simple Floor Finishes Schedule by using the following settings. First create a new Schedule, Document>Schedules & Lists>Schedules>Scheme Settings… Click Create New and enter in the settings as shown below: This will give you a result that looks like this:

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Customer Experience Improvement Program

3 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

We make sure to tell our users that in order for us to improve the quality of our tools, we need feedback on how you use them. The good folks at Graphisoft need the same form of feedback in order to improve ARCHICAD.  They have even made it simple for us to do. In the

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Minimal Spaces

30 June 2017 cadimage 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, 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 and 21     This is for ArchiCAD 19 Especially handy when designing things like accessible bathrooms etc.   Please bear in mind the display of the minimal space will depend on the Model

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Story Settings

29 June 2017 cadimage 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When setting up your project, try to avoid using negative stories. We should have our mesh created on the Zero story and the first constructed floor goes on Story one.  The number of the Story really doesn’t matter. Think of it this way, If we have six stories of basement that we have to create,

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