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Get Help from inside the Tools…

18 May 2015 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

You may have noticed the question mark button previously across various Cadimage Tools – but with ArchiCAD 18 it is more prominent… (more…)


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Make life easier with Model View Options…

15 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cabinets, Cadimage, Coverings, Electrical, Objective, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

If you use Cadimage Electrical, Cabinets, Stairs, Coverings or Objective – don’t forget to take a look at the settings in Document> Set Model View> Model View Options…


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Note: Updating ArchiCAD 18 Cadimage Tools

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

This is something to be aware of – when you update Cadimage Tools for ArchiCAD 18, don’t worry if at the end of the Install the Tools still show as their ‘old version’. Once the installer has completed, you need to quit the Installer and launch ArchiCAD.  If you check the Installer again – you will

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What happens when I press ESC?

13 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, 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! Here is what is supposed to happen when you press the ESC key once… while inputting data / drawing:  cancel the operation when

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Masterspec online Keynote Database now available

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

The Masterspec Masterkey Tool has now been announced for ArchiCAD which works in conjunction with the Cadimage Keynotes Tool. Once you install the Masterspec Tool and log-in you will have 2 options when importing a database in Keynotes now: ‘A Masterspec Project’ will show you a list of your projects on Masterspec online account. These

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Compare screen colour with printed colour…

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

Have you ever found the colours on screen don’t look quite like the colours you output on paper?  Well, without going in to display configuration, a simple thing you can do is use this great Object and print a version of your pen palette so you know what the colours will be like on your

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Change your start-up screen

8 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Ever get bored of looking at the same old ArchiCAD 18 splash screen? How about – when ArchiCAD 18 starts up, rather than display the standard splash screen it display’s a different version?  This is a feature within ArchiCAD 18 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary version. To change the splash screen you need to change

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Don’t forget myCadimage.com

7 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
Cadimage, News, Tip of the Day, Tools

We’ve created myCadimage so you can easily manage: The Cadimage Tools you own Access Cadimage Tool Trial versions Your newsletter preferences Your contact and billing information Help, if you need it Plus much more… you can even access Tip of the Day if you want to read this again! If you have not already visited,

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Manage Attributes in ArchiCAD Projects

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

Most tools in ArchiCAD rely on Attributes. Attributes include Pens, Line types, Fills, Surfaces and so on. All attributes that already exist are managed by the Attribute Manager. Over time and as you become more experienced with ArchiCAD you will begin to create your own attributes; more than likely you are already in the form of

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Editing Keynote database in Excel

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

While Keynotes in ArchiCAD 18 uses the .keynotes format by default it still supports the legacy format .CSV. This format has several limitations from not being able to form a hierarchy of notes and now being able to control status (Current/Deleted) but if used in a simple method this workflow will work as expected. There

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