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Show your Area

27 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you want to quickly work out and show the area of a space all you need to do is draw a Fill and activate the Show Area Text option…

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Control your Linear Dimensions

24 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you find that there are too many options presented to you when using Linear Dimensions, you can switch the Geometry Method to limit these to Horizontal or Vertical only…


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Object not in the Library?

23 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for other Objects to add to your project – have you tried searching BIMcomponents.com? All you need to do is use the search field in the Object Tool to search directly from ArchiCAD… This also works with Doors and Windows


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To the Toolbox settings…

22 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to change the settings of your Toolbox… for example to add extra Tools or change the order they appear in.  To do this you have to go to the Work Environment settings and remember the following path:  Options> Work Environment> Toolbox… …unless you know the shortcut!


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Import only certain Keynotes

21 April 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

With the latest update of Keynotes you are now presented a Keynotes Review palette: This new Palette shows you all the notes that are about to be imported. You can now select just the Keynotes you want and tick ‘Only Selected’ to add just those notes to your project:



Quickly add Libraries…

20 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have loaded a Library to a recent project in ArchiCAD, you can quickly add this to the current project too. In the Library Manager, go to the pull down button next to Add… 


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My favourite command… ‘Zoom to Selection’

17 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

…this is probably about my most favourite commands of all time. It is really useful for the following… centring elements in the screen prior to saving a new view finding elements in a view after selecting them with Find & Select checking your selection is where you expect it to be To use Zoom to Selection -


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Hard to see Special Snap Points?

16 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

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

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Get Help within Cadimage Tools

15 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

You may have noticed the question mark button previously across various Cadimage Tools – but with ArchiCAD 18 it is more prominent…


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Need to open an old ArchiCAD project?

14 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have old project files, you may have trouble opening them in the more recent versions of ArchiCAD. Fortunately Graphisoft provide ‘File Converter‘ packages that allow you to save these old files in a format that is supported.  These packages are also designed to run on newer Operating Systems for both MacOS and Windows.

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