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Filter elements in 3D

18 September 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to filter the visible elements in the 3D Window to improve performance or restrict the elements for exporting data.

The Layers within ArchiCAD will allow some flexibility here – but they will not for example allow you to hide the Doors or Windows (in ArchiCAD, Doors and Windows belong to their parent wall and as such do not have a layer).

To do this we use Filter Elements in 3D available from View> Elements in 3D View> Filter and Cut Elements in 3D…

filter elements in 3d

There are other settings that also allow you to control the visible stories and marquee behaviour.



Dimensions with no Comma separators

17 September 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

May have found already information online how to remove the Commas for dimensions in Windows computers: But what about for Mac? In general, all these settings aren’t not going to be displayed according to ArchiCAD settings, but rather to your computer time and number settings. For Mac go to: >System Preferences>Date and Time>Open language and

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What does the ESC key do?

16 September 2014 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Have you noticed the Escape (ESC) key seems to do different things at different times? This may seem strange, but it is in fact very useful… if you know what to expect! Here is what is supposed to happen when you press the ESC key once… while inputting data / drawing:  cancel the operation when

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Printing Pen Sets & Print settings

15 September 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

When you print a Layout you can either choose to use the Printing Pen Sets provided to get grayscales & colours as the Pen Set has been designed to do. This means that those light shades are grey but the orange windows become solid black. While the red Revisions pen stays red: Alternatively you can

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Looking for more screen space?

12 September 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Do you find you need more space to work on in ArchiCAD?  By the time you add all the palettes and position them you can often end up with a relatively small working space.  However, you can improve this on the Windows platform by selecting Window> Full Screen The effect is a little stranger at first

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Hints, tips, tricks and more…

11 September 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for some useful information on ArchiCAD and Cadimage Tools then look no further than our YouTube channel… To access the channel – use this link:  www.youtube.com/cadimagetools



Crete a composite colour with CineRender

10 September 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you are using CineRender in ArchiCAD 18, you may start a new material from an existing one. You can have a complex colour with different layers. Click the button under Texture and choose Layer.   Once in the Layer, you can click the Add Shader button and add as many shader types to create

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Printing a watermark

9 September 2014 Soto 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you need to overlap a watermark to your layouts, it wouldn’t be possible to place it in the master layout, instead, use the Figure tool (toolbox>more>Figure). The figure tool allows you to resize in any direction an image file. In this case, I have edited the Cadimage logo in a photo editing program (most

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ArchiCADs pen functions

8 September 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

As part of the ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document we have labelled every pen in the ArchiCAD Pen Set on pages 30-32 This is an extremely useful guide on the pens & may help make sense of the organisation & purpose of the Pens. The Pen set is broken down to 3 sections: The Modelling

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Elevation dimension

5 September 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are placing dimensions in your section/elevation, you may have to change the default settings for the dimension tool to use the right ‘Elevation dimension’ symbol. Go to the default settings from the Toolbox>Document>double click Dimension Under Type and Font select the Elevation Dimension:  


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