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Save Selection as Module

27 July 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

You can save selections as a hotlinked module or just as a module. Just make a selection and go to File>External Content>Save Selection as Module       This way you can easily create those hotlinked modules for multi story projects or to be used for details.  


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Quick Key Tuesday – Crop Elements to Single-plane Roof

26 July 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Have a wall extending past your single plane roof? WIN: Ctrl + 0 MAC: Command + 0 Will trim the wall to the roof. Select how you want to crop, select the element type then click Crop. http://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/guides/archicad-18/archicad-18-int-reference-guide/elements-of-the-virtual-building/construction-elements/roofs/crop-elements-to-single-plane-roof/


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File Compression

22 July 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When saving certain file types from ArchiCAD (.pln, .tpl, .pla, .mod), the Options button in the Save dialog box presents you with the option to “Compress file.” his option is enabled by default, and is recommended in most cases, since file compression reduces file size considerably (by 60-70%). Using this option also increases download speed

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Layouting Profile

21 July 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Layouting Profile places commonly used layout-related and publishing commands within reach. The Layout Book menu now appears, the Toolbox is minimized to show only the Documenting tools, and the Navigator/Organizer is located at the left edge of the screen. Two specialized toolbars are now visible: “Layouts & Drawings”, and “Standard for Layouting”.


Visualization Profile

20 July 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Visualization Profile is useful when you reach the stage of setting up and creating output from 3D images, such as Fly-Throughs and PhotoRenderings. The 3D Visualization menu now appears, so thatall commands related to the 3D window, 3D navigation and 3D output are collected in a single menu. The 3D Visualization toolbar provides quick

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Quick Key Tuesday – up / down a story

19 July 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Quickly navigate up and down your projects stories: MAC: Command + up arrow / Command + down arrow WIN: Control + up arrow / Control + down arrow


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Visualization Profile

18 July 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Visualization Profile is useful when you reach the stage of setting up and creating output from 3D images, such as Fly-Throughs and PhotoRenderings. The 3D Visualization menu now appears, so that all commands related to the 3D window, 3D navigation and 3D output are collected in a single menu. The 3D Visualization toolbar provides

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How to transfer a software key from one computer to another

18 July 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

On the computer where you have been using your software license: Open the License Manager Tool Select the License with a computer icon in front of the license number. Click on ‘Upload’ This will move your license from your computer to the Company License Pool In the other computer where you wish to use your

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Restructure Schedule to Fit Layout

15 July 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

Note: This function is also available for Project Indexes placed on Layouts. Use the Restructure Table command to automatically split large tables which exceed the Layout size into parts and lay them out next to each other. The Restructure Table command is available in the Pet Palette, from the node of a selected Schedule placed

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Can’t see your Door & Window Markers?

13 July 2016 Glen Richardson 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If your Door and Window markers do not show up, there are a few places where they can be switched off: First make sure the Door or Window actually has a Marker assigned. Next place to check is the Model View Options (Document > Set Model View > Model View Options menu). Make sure the

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