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Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19 – TABS!

29 May 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19

Tabs – we know you love ‘em. I certainly do.

If you’re anything like us, you have approximately 1 bajillion tabs open in your web browser at any given time. You’re already familiar with them and the way they work, so it makes sense to have them in ARCHICAD now too.

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The new Tabs interface in ARCHICAD 19 makes getting around between your views faster and easier than ever. Not only will you easily be able to shift between the views you have opened in tabs, but due to the new Background Processing tech, most of the time, when you change to another tab, all of the re-generating of it will already be done by the time you get there. No more waiting around!

The icons on tabs will also give you a bunch of useful information about what’s going on with that view, and a context (right-click) menu will let you change to similar views, or get to relevant settings.

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An finally, because the tabs make things so much easier, you’ll no longer need to have the Navigator open all the time to get to your views – it can now be minimized to a little pop-out menu button on the end of your tab bar.

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Tips & Tricks: Extrusions with Objective

29 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Objective, Tip of the Day, Tools

Here is a short movie that explains how to create Extrusions with Objective…


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Looking for Help with Cadimage Tools?

28 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

Have you tried searching the Knowledgebase on www.cadimage.com? Here is a direct link:  http://cadimage.com/Support/KnowledgeBase  In the Knowledgebase, you will find a range of technical information including: Product overviews Installation instructions and extras Tutorials to help you get started Troubleshooting tips You might also find our Forums helpful as they contain a range of real-life questions

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Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19 – Surface Painter

27 May 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19

The handy new feature in ARCHICAD is pretty much all explained in the name – Surface Painter: it’s for Painting Surfaces. What it does, is it simplifies the – often fiddly and annoying – task of changing the surfaces on building elements. Where before, you had to go into the settings of each element, find

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Revit <> IFC data exchange

27 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Do you regularly exchange IFC data with Revit users? If so, please make sure the Revit user is using the ArchiCAD Connection plugin for Autodesk Revit applications. The ArchiCAD Connection is a free Add-In for Autodesk Revit softwares (including Revit Structure, Revit MEP and Revit Architecture). The Add-In improves the IFC model-based and bi-directional data

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Automatic Wall Types plan

26 May 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

Keynotes could do the job for your Wall Types plan automatically! If you go to Cadimage>Keynotes>Attribute Keynotes and choose ‘Composites’. You then select the Composite you want and Attach a Keynote to this: Now in Plan, Section or Elevation if you select that Wall, the Label Contents dialog will automatically populate with that Keynote. You

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Selection Methods in ArchiCAD

25 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Do you know about the Direction Dependent Selection method?  This comes in to effect when you draw a selection window.  It has been in ArchiCAD for a number of versions now, but is hidden within the Info Box settings of the Arrow Tool… There are three options available and each will include elements… 1:  if any part

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Lose the Boundaries (on Details and Worksheets!)

22 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

How often do you create a Detail or Worksheet and then find you have to delete the boundary that appears?  And then again each time the view updates!  Personally, I do it a lot until I remember to go and turn the function off in the Work Environment!


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Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19 – Background Processing

21 May 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19

As you no doubt already know, ARCHICAD 19 is well on its way! And so, as is traditional, the Cadimage Blog will be counting down to the official release with regular blog posts showing off what’s new. To kick things off, why not try the Predictive Background Processing?


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Opening old ArchiCAD Projects…

21 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have old project files, you may have trouble opening them in the more recent versions of ArchiCAD. Fortunately Graphisoft provide ‘File Converter‘ packages that allow you to save these old files in a format that is supported.  These packages are also designed to run on newer Operating Systems for both MacOS and Windows.

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