Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category

Grid Display and the Editing Plane

28 June 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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Level Dimension reference

12 June 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day, Tools

If you are using the Level Dimension tool for your Site or the Project Levels in plan view, you can change how the Level Dimensions refer to if you select the text of the already selected level, open the settings and change the text to custom, you can choose the reference level.


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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More information about the Spell Checker in ARCHICAD

1 June 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

The Document > Annotation > Spell Checker command allows you to check the spelling of your ARCHICAD project. Just click on ‘Start’ in the Spell Checker Palette to locate the misspelled words. On Windows, Spell Checker uses Microsoft Word’s Spelling Check, which means that you must have Microsoft Word installed on your computer together with

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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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Launch new instance of recently open projects

25 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

In the More Options under Work Environment select the “Launch new instance of ARCHICAD when opening a project from the recent list or by dragging onto a running ARCHICAD”


Keynotes Change Case

24 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Change case allows the user to set the case for the title and description of keynotes (as a preference) and to specify exceptions, e.g. all uppercase except for the letters ‘mm’ following a number (so dimensions come out as 100mm rather than 100MM). Sets these preferences using a new menu item AC19 – Cadimage > Keynotes

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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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