Dimensioning your project doesn’t have to take long, ArchiCAD’s automatic dimensioning means basic dimensioning can been done in a few clicks. Firstly select all Walls, (choose the Wall Tool > then crtl or cmd A) then choose Document menu Document Extras > Automatic Dimensioning > Exterior Dimensioning. You can place 4 Dimension strings, Openings, Structures (framing / wall shape), External Geometry, and Overall.
Next define the major direction of the building (i.e. is it bigger up or down?) And click to place the inner most dimensions (typically openings).
If you find that the Fills are transparent (i.e. not visible), bring up the Trace & Reference Palette and click on ‘Make Fills and Zones transparent (Display only)’ option and turn if OFF.
To save favorites from your project (so you can get access to them in another project in the future) use the Favorites pop up pallet menu (Window > Palettes > Favorites) hit Save Favorites and select the desired save location. You can also load favourites in the same way when you open a file does
Use the Text 3D 19 object if you wish to display 3D signage in your ArchiCAD model. Open the object tool in the toolbox and search for ‘Text 3D’ This is the location: Object Library 19 > Basic library 19 > 1.1 Furnishing 19 > Decoration 19 > Text 3D 19
Want to quickly change or check your story settings? WIN: Ctrl + 7 MAC: Command + 7
Just a reminder: An ARCHICAD Software License is a piece of Software in your computer. Formatting your computer will permanently delete this license. Please remember to upload your license to your Company License Pool before formatting your machine. If you have any questions or problems, please contact your local ARCHICAD support.
After the success of ARCHICON in 2015, Skewed is pleased to announce that ARCHICON will return in 2016. ARCHICON 2016 will be run by RTC Events Management (RTCem) and be co-located with Australia’s largest BIM event, RTC Australasia. ARCHICON 2016 will be held in the Hunter Valley between 12-13 May 2016; with RTC Australasia running
When working in ArchiCAD, you can choose whether to view pens at their printed weight, or as fine lines. From the View menu choose On-Screen View Options > True Line Weight. These options are user preferences and do not effect the published drawings.
Got a few renders to do over night? Using the Publisher is a great way to batch render a lot of images. 1st set the view settings of your perspective. Once you click ok it might start to render an image, you can click the “Stop Render” button at the bottom of the screen. Next step
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 do this, all you