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Algorithmic Design Meets BIM

17 August 2018 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Who’s been playing with Rhino and Grasshopper?

https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/tips/collaboration/grasshopper-archicad-live-connection-2/grasshopper-archicad-tools/ 

If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about, http://www.graphisoft.com/archicad/rhino-grasshopper/

If you want to learn more check out the great training videos.

https://www.graphisoft.com/learning/training-materials/training-series/volume-6.html

 



IFC Exchange Best Practices

15 August 2018 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Some great IFC best practice topics on the help center. https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/tips/open-bim/ifc-exchange-best-practices/



Quick Key Tuesday – W

31 July 2018 Gareth Morgan 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to toggle between the arrow tool and the last selected tool? Press the w key


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Quickly Edit Composites

25 July 2018 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to edit the Composite Settings quickly, select one element (Wall, Roof, Slab) then right click and choose Edit Selected Composite…


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How to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow

24 July 2018 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

All ArchiCAD users learn pretty quickly that pressing ESC often enough switches you from whatever Tool is active to the Arrow Tool… but what if you then want to go back to the last Tool? To switch from the Arrow Tool to the last Tool used – press W on the keyboard…   W will

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Downloads for ArchiCAD

23 July 2018 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Additional resources for ArchiCAD are available on the Graphisoft website.  To access this from ArchiCAD, go to Help? ArchiCAD Downloads


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Hide label With Associated Element

20 July 2018 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
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ARCHICAD 19 onwards now allow you to hide a label with its associated element. By ticking the option in Label Selection Settings, the Label will automatically be hidden when you hide the layer where the element has been placed.


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What is Background Updating?

19 July 2018 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Background Updating was introduced in ArchiCAD 19 – but what is it? It is actually pretty smart and one of the things that make ArchiCAD faster than previous versions.  Background Updating is when ArchiCAD uses the spare unused capacity from the processor(s) to generate background information such as the 3D model and associated data –

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Fit in Window

18 July 2018 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Shortcut key to Fit in Window (Zoom to Extents) is Ctrl+’ (for PC) or Command+’ (for Mac) OR you can hit the icon above the Status Bar OR you can simply double click on your mouse wheel.


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Quick Key Tuesday: Drag multiple copies shortcut keys

17 July 2018 Mark Horrocks 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To Drag Multiple Copies of an element, select it and activate the Drag command Ctrl + D (PC) or Command + D (Mac) then use the multiple copy shortcut key; Ctrl + Alt (PC) or Command + Alt (Mac).  You should see two small plus icons ‘++‘ next to your cursor.  Now anywhere you click on

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