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3D Reeded decking

5 April 2017 Soto 1 Comment
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you want to have a nice 3D model of a reeded decking panels remember that you can use the Reeded option from the Cadimage Slab Covering tool.

Select a slab go to Cadimage > Covering > Slab Covering.

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Frame depth Cadimage Window

4 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

If you use the Cadimage Windows in ARCHICAD 20, The frame depth can be changed to 0, this will set the frame depth to match the thickness of the wall.  


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Schedule Total Glazed Area and Vented Area

3 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

If you are using the Cadimage Windows, you can see the Schedule Settings show the Glazed Area and the Vented Area settings.     You can schedule those parameters if you add the      



Orbiting in 3D

31 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When in the 3D window to toggle the Orbit ON and OFF press the ‘O’ key, or from the bottom scrollbar of the 3D window as shown below: Once you enter Orbit mode, press the left button and drag the mouse to turn the model around its centerpoint (axonometry) or target point (perspective). Note: If

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Story Level linetype

30 March 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to change the Story Level lines in your Section\Elevation views from Solid to a Dashed line. Bring up the Section\Elevation settings > Story Levels > Show Story Levels > choose the Dashed line type


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Display Section Markers on Relevant Stories

29 March 2017 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you set the Vertical Range of a section to be Limited, you can choose whether its symbol should only Show on Stories that are cut by the section. There are two options, you can show the symbol on stories that are Entirely included in the section’s vertical range, or also stories that are only

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Place a Kitchen Sink into a Cabinet

27 March 2017 Andrew Watson 5 Comments
ArchiCAD, Cabinets, Tip of the Day

When you create a kitchen cabinet using the Cadimage Cabinet tool, you might want to add a kitchen sink. If you simply place the sink onto the counter, it does not automatically cut a hole in the counter. To cut the hole, you need to use Solid Element Operations. Generate a 3D view of the

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Active Layer

24 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to assign a single default layer to all the tools instead of than using ARCHICAD default layer set-up, go to Document > Layers > Layer Extras > Active Layer. Choose the One Active Layer for all Element Types option from the appearing palette.   Note: This will set the default layer of all

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Time to check for updates…

22 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

It’s now March and no doubt like everyone else you were a bit busy on the run up to the holidays and you may not have had time to keep on top of ArchiCAD maintenance… so now is a good time to Check for Updates! First of all, check ArchiCAD is up to date… to

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How do I create wall schedules in AC20 with the plan view thumbnail?

21 March 2017 Soto No Comments
Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

How do I create wall schedules in AC20 with the plan view thumbnail? Go to your Interactive Schedule to the Wall List or create a Constructions Elements for Walls  Add the 3D Axonometry and 2D Plan Preview