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Creating the basis of your CAD Standards

11 August 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

CAD standards is a hot topic and with software evolving they have to adapt to work well with the new automated systems to improve your workflow.

The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document included with your ArchiCAD 18 under Help>ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template can easily create the basis of your CAD Standards.

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Auckland ArchiCAD BIM User Group

8 August 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18

It was great to see the Auckland ArchiCAD User Group up and going again! We’d a great attendance last night and opened up our facilities for everyone to use. Lots of talk of ArchiCAD 18 and how the new features are going to make a real difference in the workplace. If you are interested in

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Create a ramp using Standard stair tool

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

If you wish to create a ramp, you can draw in plan view the shape of the ramp using the FILL tool, then draw in the center of the ramp a reference line (using the LINE tool) that indicates the starting point and the end point of the slope of the ramp. Select the fill

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Changing the Pet Pallete Positioning

7 August 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
Tip of the Day

You can get the Pet Pallete out of your way by simply change the setting to ‘Jump to Preferred Location’ in your work environment.


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Lock your Grid Layer

6 August 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When you have finished creating your Grids, Lock the Layer in ALL your Layer Combinations, which will make it very difficult to accidentally edit its position.


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Looking for Quick Options Palette?

5 August 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Have you recently installed ArchiCAD 18 and wondered where the Quick Options palette has gone?  In default Work Environments provided by Graphisoft, the Quick Options palette is normally hidden. The quickets way to view the palette is to use the shortcut button located in the bottom left corner of your drawing window (Plan, 3D, Elevation etc)…



NZE Template document

4 August 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

With ArchiCAD 18 we have written a full document explaining the entire features of the NZE Template. This lists all of the different settings set, reasons behind them & the result to give you a full idea behind the template. This document is included with your ArchiCAD 18 disc and can be found under the

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Export ArchiCAD Objects to Artlantis Objects.

1 August 2014 Soto 9 Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

You know already that you can download Cadimage objects from BIM Components portal. Once the objects is embedded, it can be placed in an empty ArchiCAD file, if you go to the 3d view, the file can be saved as an Artlantis file (.atla). If the file has been saved,


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Roof thickness – Vertical

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

You may  know about the Roof thickness  is usually a parallel dimension related of the roof angle. However, if you want to enter the roof thickness as a vertical dimension, if the roof is a simple roof, you can open the settings and click the option to the right  and assign the dimension to be

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Mac Magic Mouse

30 July 2014 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you can’t live without the style of a Mac Magic Mouse, but still want to be productive using ArchiCAD, you can add two features. First enable the ‘Right-Click’. To do this open up the Mouse Settings, and tick the Secondary Click ON. Then, most importantly you’ll need to activate the ‘Wheel Click’.  To do this

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