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Place a Kitchen Sink into a Cabinet

27 March 2017 Andrew Watson 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, Cabinets, Tip of the Day

When you create a kitchen cabinet using the Cadimage Cabinet tool, you might want to add a kitchen sink. If you simply place the sink onto the counter, it does not automatically cut a hole in the counter.

To cut the hole, you need to use Solid Element Operations. Generate a 3D view of the sink and cabinet, then open the Solid Element Operations dialog from the Design menu (note in ArchiCAD 15 this is in the Design > Connect menu).

Select the cabinet and click on the Get Target Elements button.

Next, select the Cadimage Kitchen Sink object and click on the Get Operator Elements button.

Finally choose the Subtraction operation, and click on the Execute button. The kitchen sink will now cut a hole in the bench top.

 



Active Layer

24 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to assign a single default layer to all the tools instead of than using ARCHICAD default layer set-up, go to Document > Layers > Layer Extras > Active Layer. Choose the One Active Layer for all Element Types option from the appearing palette.   Note: This will set the default layer of all

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Time to check for updates…

22 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

It’s now March and no doubt like everyone else you were a bit busy on the run up to the holidays and you may not have had time to keep on top of ArchiCAD maintenance… so now is a good time to Check for Updates! First of all, check ArchiCAD is up to date… to

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How do I create wall schedules in AC20 with the plan view thumbnail?

21 March 2017 Soto No Comments
Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

How do I create wall schedules in AC20 with the plan view thumbnail? Go to your Interactive Schedule to the Wall List or create a Constructions Elements for Walls  Add the 3D Axonometry and 2D Plan Preview



Tip of the Day

17 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
Tip of the Day

Missed yesterday’s Tip of the Day? Trying to remember a tip from last month? or Andrew Watson’s How to Create a Custom Knob 4-5 years ago?  (The most read tip) Save the Cadimage blog in bookmarks to refer to it later. http://blog.cadimage.com/ Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category http://blog.cadimage.com/topics/tip-of-the-day/


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Interoperability – Schedules

16 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If your schedule has a properties field added ie fire rating, you’re able to export your ARCHICAD Schedule to an excel file. File > Interoperability > Element Properties > Export Property Values from Schedule Edit the excel document and Import the Property Values into the Elements eg edit the FRR column in the excel document, import it

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Magic Wand to make circular slab

15 March 2017 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to make a circular Slab, first draw a circle the shape of your slab. Select the Slab tool and Magic Wand (Space-click) the edge of the circle. NOTE: You can Magic Wand and shape you like, a closed Spline for example.


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Place cameras in 3D

14 March 2017 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are trying to save a number of 3D views, often placing cameras is the best option, whilst in the 3D window choose View > 3D Navigation Extras > Put a camera into the path


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Walls & Beams Reference Lines

13 March 2017 Haritha Achyutuni No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to toggle between displaying walls and beams with their reference lines , go to View >On-Screen View Options and click on Walls & Beams Reference Lines.


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Changing the ARCHICAD background colour

10 March 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To change the background colour of your Work Environment go to View> Grid & Editing Plane Options > Grids and Backgrounds, double click on the existing background colour and chose a new one, click OK, then OK again.


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