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Keynotes Label Text Orientation

24 July 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

If you have a rotated view in ARCHICAD and you want to keep the Keynotes label orientation horizontal, you can change the Label Frame settings to follow the project orientation.

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Batch Rendering in ARCHICAD

19 July 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Got a few renders to do over night? Using the Publisher is a great way to batch render a lot of images. 1st set the view settings of your perspective. Once you click ok it might start to render an image, you can click the “Stop Render” button at the bottom of the screen. Next step is to

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Roof covering offset

13 July 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you are using the roof covering tool and you wish to edit the position of the cladding origin, just click in the center editing node and offset it:



What are you waiting for?

12 July 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

  If you are using Schedules Notes tool for Doors and Windows you will know that entering the data gives you 1.5 seconds between one character and the next one to type a description. This is a setting in ArchiCAD that affects other settings like Doors and Windows, widths and heights, etc. If you wish

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Crop to Single-Plane Roof

11 July 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

You can still use the old method of cropping the walls to a single roof, used mainly to trim walls in an angle. If you are working in ArchiCAD 18 or older you already know that you can right-click the wall and crop the wall. However, if you are in ArchiCAD 19 or a newer

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Uniform Settings for Line Tools

10 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Uniform Settings for Line Tools checkbox allows you to apply the settings made in this dialog box to all line-type tools :  Line, Arc/Circle, Spline, Polyline. With the Uniform Settings for Line Tools ticked when you go to Line, Arc/Circle, Spline or Polyline settings dialog box same settings will be used as defaults.  This

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Differentiating between joists and blocking

7 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

A common frustration when using the beam tool is how to get the beams to show separately to blocking set between.  No doubt we are all familiar with this We can now use the Floor Plan 3D document to create tidy looking floor framing plans, (refer to this tip for guidance) By default I get

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Give it a meaning!

6 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Did you know that walls can be defined in more ways than just length, height and width? If we open the Tags and Categories section of the wall properties dialog box, we can define the Structural function as either Load Bearing or Non Load Bearing.     We can now use this information when we are

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Mesh Ridge Sharpness

5 July 2017 cadimage 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

In the Mesh tool we have 3 options under the Model Tab.   If we start of with All Ridges Sharp, we can see that the mesh becomes very triangulated. This is the simplest form for the computer to generate, but is not much good for rendering The Second Option is User Defined Sharp,  This

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Create a floor finishes schedule

4 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

If you have placed Zones in your Building using specific cover fills, you can create a simple Floor Finishes Schedule by using the following settings. First create a new Schedule, Document>Schedules & Lists>Schedules>Scheme Settings… Click Create New and enter in the settings as shown below: This will give you a result that looks like this:

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