Quick Key Tuesday – What happens when I press ESC?

28 June 2016 Ken Good No Comments
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!

esc key

Here is what is supposed to happen when you press the ESC key once

  • while inputting data / drawing:  cancel the operation.
  • when element(s) selected:  deselect.
  • Marquee present:  remove Marquee.
  • Nothing selected:  switch from Current Tool to the Arrow Tool.
  • While your mouse is over a Snap Reference esc will remove that snap reference.
  • Exit navigation while in 3D (Orbit, Explore)

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Quick Key Tuesday – Multiply Elements

21 June 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

MAC: Command + U WIN: Ctrl + U Multiply creates any number of exact copies of selected elements on the current story, using one the following methods: Drag multiplies the copies along a straight path defined by the reference line. Rotate multiplies the copies along an arc, using the angle specified in the reference arc. Elevate stacks

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ARCHICAD 20 – Lots More

19 June 2016 Campbell Yule No Comments
20Days, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

We trust you are looking forward to getting started with ARCHICAD 20! Over the last 20 days we have taken a lot at a number of new features in both ARCHICAD 20 and the Cadimage Tools. Over the coming months we plan to release further incremental improvements to the Cadimage Tools. However, ARCHICAD 20 not only includes

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Small Interface Changes

18 June 2016 Campbell Yule No Comments
20Days, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

In addition to the headline features, every new version gives GRAPHISOFT an opportunity to further tweak and improve ARCHICAD. The below items may seem small but they all are steps towards a better overall experience. New Find & Select Criteria Building Material Name and Surface Name criteria now available in Find & Select (was previously

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Performance and Stability

17 June 2016 Campbell Yule No Comments
20Days, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

In the interests of constant improvement, the ARCHICAD 20 package implements a series of independent enhancements to further improve stability and enable a smoother workflow. Management of Hotlinks, libraries and Drawings is more robust, reducing disruptions in the ARCHICAD workflow. Drawing Update Enhancement Better drawing update: The processes for updating drawings and checking their status now rely

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Cadimage Tools now available for ARCHICAD 20

16 June 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
20Days, ARCHICAD 20, Cadimage

Today, we are very pleased to announce that the Cadimage Tools are now available for ARCHICAD 20! Most of your probably don’t have ARCHICAD 20 yet, but if and when you do, the Cadimage Installer will now allow you to choose version 20 from the drop-down at the top of the screen, and then you

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Information Management – Mass Property Value Import

15 June 2016 Campbell Yule No Comments
20Days, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Producing Schedules may be one of the least interesting parts of the design and construction process. However, their importance can never be underestimated. Keeping with the them of “putting the I in BIM” the improvements outlined below help manage information that is not only derived from the Building Model. In the design process, not all

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ARCHICAD 20 World Premier Stream

15 June 2016 Soto No Comments

Last night GRAPHISOFT premiered ARCHICAD 20 with a live stream, the recording can be watched in the following page:  

Intuitiveness – Improved Library Management

14 June 2016 Campbell Yule No Comments
20Days, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Library Management has now become significantly more straight forward with an overhaul of the Library Manager. The enhanced Library Manager is no longer just a hierarchy of library folders: the new Contents tab provides details on the contents of each library, and makes it easier to access and manage individual library parts. In Teamwork, too,

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Cadimage – Keynotes

13 June 2016 Campbell Yule No Comments
20Days, ARCHICAD 20, Keynotes

Cadimage Keynotes is one our most popular Tools and saves our customers significant time while also increasing the accuracy and quality of their documentation. Based directly on feedback from our customers we have made a number of improvements. Keynote Manager and Palette Improvements Following ARCHICAD 20’s lead we’ve updated our Keynotes Palette with High Resolution

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