Installing the Cadimage Tools for AC18

17 July 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments

There are 2 steps to installing the Cadimage Tools – getting the installer, and then running it:

Getting the Installer

1. First, go to

2. Click on the Login/Register button on the top right

3. Login using your Cadimage credentials.

4. From the MyCadimage dropdown, click Downloads

5. In the menu on the left, click ArchiCAD 18

6. Click on either the Windows or Mac OSX buttons to start the download


7. This will begin downloading the Cadimage Installer, which you will then use to install all of your Tools.

8. Locate the downloaded Cadimage Installer (typically in your Downloads folder), and then run it:

Windows Users

a) Double click the Cadimage Installer.exe file to install the Cadimage Installer

b) If a User Account Control dialog comes up asking if you want to allow the installer to make changes to your computer, click Yes

c) Click through Next through the install wizard, and then Finish.

Mac OSX Users:

a) Double Click your downloaded Cadimage Installer.DMG file to open the Cadimage Installer window:


b) Drag the Cadimage Installer into the Applications folder.

c) Double click the Applications folder.

d) Double click the Cadimage Installer to launch the Tools Installer.


Running the Installer

Once you’ve launched the Cadimage Tools Installer:

1. Click the Connect to Cadimage button, login using your Cadimage credentials, and then press the Connect button.


2. You will see a list of all the Tools you own.
Choose the Tools you want to install or choose Select All.


3. Click Download And Install.

4. The installer will start installing the Cadimage Tools onto your computer.


5. Once complete, click Home to install new trials, or simply exit the installer by clicking the close button on the window.

NOTE: The Cadimage Installer will check for Tool updates whenever you run it, and will also update itself if there is a new version available.

Display skylights dashed in the projected levels

17 July 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

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Tools v18 Update

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

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16 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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3D Printing from ArchiCAD 17

15 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

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Overwriting the appearance of Building Materials

14 July 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

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‘Zoom to Selection’

11 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

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10 July 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

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Check for Updates

9 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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Prevent Teamwork reservation frustrations

8 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

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