UPDATED - 20/08/2014
A couple of weeks have passed since my last update and while a number of our customers have yet to receive and install ArchiCAD 18, many of you are asking where the Tools are at.
As explained previously, we’ve had more challenges than in previous years which has resulted in a series of delays.
That said, a customer suggested that knowing the status of each Tool was beneficial, even if it meant they can’t yet get their hands on the Tool or Tools in question. (more…)
The Cadimage Keynotes Tool has now been released for ArchiCAD 18, and is ready for download right away. Before you get started with it though, here are a few things that you should know. The first thing that you’ll probably notice with the new Keynotes Tool, is that when you go to Import notes, the
The Cadimage Stair Tool has now been released for ArchiCAD 18, and is ready for download right away. Before you get started with it though, here are a few things that you should know. First off, you’ll need to use the Cadimage Polystair and Railing toolbox items to use the tool, so if you haven’t
ArchiCAD 18 has improved the Library consolidation functionality for Migration Files.
OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. OPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors (GRAPHISOFT, Tekla, Trimble . . .) using the open buildingSMART Data Model. The main drive behind OPEN BIM is to provide a transparent, open
Sometimes on a detailed drawing, it can be difficult to see where the Special Snap Points are on an element (half way along a wall, at a distance or x divisions etc). In that case, why not change the colour to be something that stands out a little bit more? I would suggest a colour
For ArchiCAD 18 we have included an ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document to fully explain its features. The NZE Template has been 10+ years of development and refining and a quick read of the document may reveal advantages & features you were previously unaware of. So in creating a company specific template it is best
If you are placing lamps in a hallway or stairs, you may need to have a three way switch at both ends of the stair. Just place the regular switches using the Cadimage Electrical Tool. Finally select the lamp(s) and the switches and go to the menu Cadimage>Electrical>Add Wiring.
By breaking the link of your external drawings, they automatically become embedded into your file.
We can exchange 3D models between our collaborative team using the power of the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) file format. ArchiCAD has been involved with the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability, BuildingSMART) organisation since 1996, and have certified IFC import and export functions. Importing an IFC model into ArchiCAD is as simple as using the
CAD standards is a hot topic and with software evolving they have to adapt to work well with the new automated systems to improve your workflow. The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document included with your ArchiCAD 18 under Help>ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template can easily create the basis of your CAD Standards. With this you can