Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

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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Grid Display and the Editing Plane

28 June 2017 cadimage 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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ArchiCAD Licence information

7 June 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Sometimes you need to know the build number of ArchiCAD you are running, or the build of the library or even what licence number (keyplug / dongle) you are using.  This is important information to provide when you log a support ticket for example. This information and more is available inside ArchiCAD by going to Help>

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Queens Birthday Weekend

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

Cadimage will be closed Monday 5th June Support queries can be logged during this time, and we will respond when we reopen on Tuesday the 6th. 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 – View the ‘How To’ movies: https://www.youtube.com/CadimageTools – Have a

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Quick video on Favourites Filtering in ARCHICAD 20

2 June 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD

The Favourites Tool is the Ultimate time saver. Make the best out of it! Favorites and Favorites folders displayed in the Favorites Palette can be filtered. This is especially useful when the Project file contains a large number of Favorites and Favorites folders.


How to turn on the Model Override Surface in the tool settings.

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

Open the Tool Setting Dialog Boxes (Options > Work Environment > Tool Setting Dialog Boxes) Select the tool you wish to turn on Model Override Surface Turn the Model eye to open Click OK  


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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?