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Tools v18 Update

16 July 2014 Campbell Yule 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, Product News

UPDATED - 20/08/2014

A couple of weeks have passed since my last update and while a number of our customers have yet to receive and install ArchiCAD 18, many of you are asking where the Tools are at.

As explained previously, we’ve had more challenges than in previous years which has resulted in a series of delays.

That said, a customer suggested that knowing the status of each Tool was beneficial, even if it meant they can’t yet get their hands on the Tool or Tools in question. (more…)



Notes on Cadimage Keynotes for ArchiCAD 18

21 August 2014 Tessa Read No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Development, General, Keynotes

The Cadimage Keynotes Tool has now been released for ArchiCAD 18, and is ready for download right away. Before you get started with it though, here are a few things that you should know. The first thing that you’ll probably notice with the new Keynotes Tool, is that when you go to Import notes, the

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Notes on Cadimage Stairs for ArchiCAD 18

21 August 2014 Tessa Read No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Development, Stairs

The Cadimage Stair Tool has now been released for ArchiCAD 18, and is ready for download right away. Before you get started with it though, here are a few things that you should know. First off, you’ll need to use the Cadimage Polystair and Railing toolbox items to use the tool, so if you haven’t

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Consolidating Libraries in ArchiCAD 18

21 August 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD 18 has improved the Library consolidation functionality for Migration Files.    


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ArchiCAD and OPEN BIM

20 August 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
Tip of the Day

OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. OPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors (GRAPHISOFT, Tekla, Trimble . . .) using the open buildingSMART Data Model. The main drive behind OPEN BIM is to provide a transparent, open

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Struggling to see your Special Snaps?

19 August 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Migrating you company template to ArchiCAD 18

18 August 2014 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

For ArchiCAD 18 we have included an ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document to fully explain its features. The NZE Template has been 10+ years of development and refining and a quick read of the document may reveal advantages & features you were previously unaware of. So in creating a company specific template it is best

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Electrical 3-Way Switch

15 August 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you are placing lamps in a hallway or stairs, you may need to have a three way switch at both ends of the stair.  Just place the regular switches using the Cadimage Electrical Tool. Finally select the lamp(s) and the switches and go to the menu Cadimage>Electrical>Add Wiring.    


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Embedding Drawings into your file

14 August 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD

By breaking the link of your external drawings, they automatically become embedded into your file.



Model exchange using IFC

13 August 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
Tip of the Day

We can exchange 3D models between our collaborative team using the power of the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) file format.  ArchiCAD has been involved with the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability, BuildingSMART) organisation since 1996, and have certified IFC import and export functions. Importing an IFC model into ArchiCAD is as simple as using the

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Creating the basis of your CAD Standards

11 August 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

CAD standards is a hot topic and with software evolving they have to adapt to work well with the new automated systems to improve your workflow. The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document included with your ArchiCAD 18 under Help>ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template can easily create the basis of your CAD Standards. With this you can


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