Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

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 😉    


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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See the Object outline before placing it

19 April 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Do you ever get annoyed when you place an Object only to find it clashes with something else? If so, what you need to do is show the ‘Ghost Bounding Box’.  This shows the outline of the Object (or Lamp, Column, Figure or Drawing) before you click the mouse. To switch this on, go to

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Locking Layers

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

When in the Layer Settings dialogue box (Ctrl+L PC, or cmd+L for Mac)  you can Lock layers off within a layer combination once items have been placed, i.e Roof Slabs, Floor Slabs, Meshes etc, this is to ensure they aren’t accidentally deleted or moved while working on your project. They can be easily unlocked temporarily

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Good Friday – Easter Monday

14 April 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

We are closed today, Good Friday (14th April) to Easter Monday (17th April) Support queries can be logged during this time, and we will respond when we reopen on Tuesday the 18th. You may find the answer to your question via one of the many support resources we have available: – Knowledge Base: http://www.cadimage.com/Support/KnowledgeBase – Look through the Forum articles: http://www.cadimage.com/Support/Forums –

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Change what the Tracker can show

12 April 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Did you know the Tracker can show more than the usual few visible items? The example below shows the typical display of the Tracker when


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Cutting holes in a Slab

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

To cut a hole in a Slab, select the Slab in plan view, and choose the Slab Tool in the Toolbox. Choose a Geometry Method and outline the hole.    


Orbiting in 3D

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

When in the 3D window to toggle the Orbit ON and OFF press the ‘O’ key, or from the bottom scrollbar of the 3D window as shown below: Once you enter Orbit mode, press the left button and drag the mouse to turn the model around its centerpoint (axonometry) or target point (perspective). Note: If

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