Back It Up!

21 April 2017 Joshua Osborne 2 Comments
Tip of the Day

This is less of a Tip and more of a Reminder of the Day to remind you to make sure that you are Backing Up Your Projects.

If you aren’t the person in your office that would back things up, make sure someone is doing it.

If you’re the only person in your office, or no-one else is doing backups, then make sure you get started with some as soon as you can.

I really can’t stress enough how big of a deal this is – If you aren’t backing up your data, then you are pretty much just asking to lose it.

Don’t procrastinate about it – do it now before you become a statistic used by Back up Software resellers!


1 title for all Layouts

20 April 2017 Jonathan Breen 3 Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

In the ArchiCAD Template the Title Block has been drawn in a Worksheet: This means that this worksheet can be placed on all Master Layouts, so if you need to make a change you can do it here & all Layouts will update. One change = multiple consequences

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See the Object outline before placing it

19 April 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Do you ever get annoyed when you place an Object only to find it clashes with something else? If so, what you need to do is show the ‘Ghost Bounding Box’.  This shows the outline of the Object (or Lamp, Column, Figure or Drawing) before you click the mouse. To switch this on, go to

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Locking Layers

18 April 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When in the Layer Settings dialogue box (Ctrl+L PC, or cmd+L for Mac)  you can Lock layers off within a layer combination once items have been placed, i.e Roof Slabs, Floor Slabs, Meshes etc, this is to ensure they aren’t accidentally deleted or moved while working on your project. They can be easily unlocked temporarily

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Good Friday – Easter Monday

14 April 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

We are closed today, Good Friday (14th April) to Easter Monday (17th April) Support queries can be logged during this time, and we will respond when we reopen on Tuesday the 18th. You may find the answer to your question via one of the many support resources we have available: – Knowledge Base: – Look through the Forum articles: –

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Want to edit a morph?

13 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Editing a morph may require to hover, click and drag an edge or face of a morph, the  edit pet palette may display a variety of options like push/pull (extrusion). That pet palette display may get simplified with less options if you go to command menu View>On Screen View options>Hidden morph geometry    

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Change what the Tracker can show

12 April 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Did you know the Tracker can show more than the usual few visible items? The example below shows the typical display of the Tracker when


Cutting holes in a Slab

6 April 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To cut a hole in a Slab, select the Slab in plan view, and choose the Slab Tool in the Toolbox. Choose a Geometry Method and outline the hole.    

3D Reeded decking

5 April 2017 Soto 1 Comment
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you want to have a nice 3D model of a reeded decking panels remember that you can use the Reeded option from the Cadimage Slab Covering tool. Select a slab go to Cadimage > Covering > Slab Covering. Results      

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Frame depth Cadimage Window

4 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

If you use the Cadimage Windows in ARCHICAD 20, The frame depth can be changed to 0, this will set the frame depth to match the thickness of the wall.  

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