ARCHICAD files Types

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

What type of files can ARCHICAD work with?

Common Files Types.

.pln are your Solo Projects files and are the main native document type of ArchiCAD.

.bpn Backup Project files, will allow you to recover the last saved version of a damaged project file.

.pla Archive files are similar to Solo Projects, but these include all the library parts, background images and linked textures used in the Project, not just references to them. (Good idea to save an archive file once the project is finished.)

.tpl Project Templates. This should be the format you save your office template.

.mod Hotlinked Modules allow you to insert the contents of external ArchiCAD files.

Other CAD formats .dxf, .dwg, .dwf, .dgn

Images .bmp, .dib, .rle, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .png, .hdr

Model/3D Formats

Other Formats


For more information on all the file types ARCHICAD supports see links below.

Interactive Schedule Zone Name and Number

12 May 2016 Glen Richardson No Comments
Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

If you want to include the Zone Name or Zone Number in your Interactive Door or Window schedule, use the Zone Name or Zone Number under the General settings rather than From or To Zone Name or Number under the Window or Door. This will allow you to adjust which zone the Door or Window

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Opening Layouts/Views on a single tab

11 May 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

In ARCHICAD 19, with the new Tab Bar feature, double clicking on different views/layouts opens new tabs. If you would like them to open in a single tab go to Options>Work Environment>More Options  

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Quick Key Tuesday – Polyline

10 May 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Mac: Option + L Win: Shift + L

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Undo Limit

9 May 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to increase the undo limit from the default 20 steps? Open the Data Safety & Integrity settings under Options > Work Environment > Data Safety & Integrity Increase the undo limit steps.

How to add extra downpipes

6 May 2016 Cadimage No Comments
Coverings, Tip of the Day

If you need an extra down pipe on your Cadimage Roof Covering? That’s easy, select the ArchiCAD roof and insert a new node. The Cadimage Roof Covering will allow you to attach  two downpipes on every side of the node. The only thing you have to do now is, click on the pink hotspot on

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Cadimage Installer Downtime

5 May 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments

The Cadimage Installer is currently not working due to some changes we are making on our website. We are working on getting it back up-and-running as soon as we can, and we’ll update this Blog post to let you know when it’s working again.

ARCHICAD 20 – Putting the ‘I’ in BIM

4 May 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments

GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers, announced today the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 20 features a number of important functional improvements that put the emphasis on the “I” in BIM, increasing the value for both ARCHICAD users and external stakeholders alike. Its brand

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Wall Covering Cladding types

4 May 2016 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Coverings, Tip of the Day, Tools

There are 11 types of Wall Cladding available in Cadimage Coverings: This is what they look like in 3D (Cinerender with White Model effect):  

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Quick Key Tuesday – Quick Selection (Magnet)

3 May 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To toggle the Quick Selection temporarily On or Off press the Spacebar More Information

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