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Whats an .lcf?

25 January 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Library Container File

The extension.lcf identifies a “Library Container file”. The default ArchiCAD 17 Library is stored in an.lcf, but you can also create your own Library Container file, or extract its contents, using the File > Libraries and Objects > Create/Extract a Container command.
Since the Library Container file is a single file, yet contains all the objects used in your project, it lets you keep all the objects used in your projects in one place, while keeping hierarchies intact within the .lcf.
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Project Info

22 January 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

How to Use Project Info Data The Project Info content is available for use as AutoText entries. AutoText helps you to insert project information easily in both Model Views and Layouts. Step 1: Add Project Info Open the Project Info dialog box (File/Info/Project Info) and fill in the Project, Architect and/or Client data. See also:

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Save Save Save

21 January 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

It’s important to develop good habits for saving and backing up your work as you go along, as well as periodically migrating projects from older versions of ArchiCAD to the current one. This will help you to avoid data loss or any loss of work, from day to day or over the long term. Most

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Cur Surface Display

20 January 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you want to display the elements cut in 3D with a specific surface go to the menu View>Elements in 3D view>Filter and Cut Elements in 3D…> Or you can just use the element attribute.   Another way to go to those settings would be to click the drop down arrow symbol for the 3D

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Quick Key Tuesday – Trace Reference

19 January 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Turn the trace reference feature On / Off MAC: Use Shift key plus the F2 Key WINDOWS: Use Alt key plus the F2 Key


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Great Architects talking about Open BIM

18 January 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, News, Tip of the Day

Let’s talk about BIM Building information model (BIM) are files which can be exchanged or networked to support decision-making about a place. Current BIM software is used by individuals, businesses and government agencies who plan, design, construct, operate and maintain diverse physical infrastructures, such as water, wastewater, electricity, gas, refuse and communication utilities, roads, bridges and

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What is that blue box?

15 January 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Ever noticed this blue box before and don’t know what it is? Well this box lets you know that its an element that has been trimmed or has a solid element operations applied to it. In the image below, the box indicates that the wall has been trimmed to a roof. The second image lets me

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Close All Other Tabs & Windows

14 January 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

Got lots of tabs and windows you want to close with one click? Windows – Close All Other Tabs and Windows You can use this to close all the tabs but the one you want to leave open eg close all your layout tabs but leave just a section open. Please note you can’t close

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Show all info dialog boxes.

13 January 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

What to show information dialog boxes you’ve turned off eg the 3D Explore Information Options > Work Environment > Enable All Informational Messages.  



Quick Key Tuesday – W

12 January 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to toggle between the arrow tool and the last selected tool? Press the w key


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