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ArchiCAD and OPEN BIM

8 February 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
Tip of the Day

OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. OPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors (GRAPHISOFT, Tekla, Trimble . . .) using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

The main drive behind OPEN BIM is to provide a transparent, open workflow, allowing project collaborators to participate regardless of the authoring software they use.

You can watch a short clip on ‘OPEN BIN in action’ here

 


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Custom Stair with fills and lines

7 February 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Create a custom shape stair with a fill and lines. Draw the shape of the stairs with the fill tool and then use the line tool to draw the path. Select the fill and lines and go to Design > Design Extras > Create Stair Using Selection


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Waitangi Day

5 February 2017 Cadimage No Comments
Tip of the Day

We will be closed Monday February 6th to celebrate Waitangi Day. Held on the 6th of February, Waitangi day is a significant day in New Zealand history. It’s the day the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840. Support queries can be logged during this time, and we will respond when we reopen on Tuesday. You may find

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Plotmaker : Lest We Forget

3 February 2017 Joshua Osborne 8 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

It seems like only yesterday, but it’s 11 years since the much-loved Plotmaker passed on. Sure we can make layouts in ArchiCAD now, but for those of you still mourning Plotmaker’s loss, make him/her/it live on in your memory and on your desktop with this haunting wallpaper. Just hit the link below for your desktop resolution,

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Partial Structure Display

2 February 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When using Composite Structures you can set the composite Component Types (Finish, Core or Other) then use Partial Structure Display to turn off portions to more clearly represent your model.  Document > Partial Structure Display.



What is my licence number?

1 February 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes you need to know your licence number or the build number of ArchiCAD you are running (this is important information to provide when you log a support ticket for example). This information, and more, is available inside ArchiCAD by going to Help> Licence Information… Here is a typical example:



Hide Locked Layers

31 January 2017 James Service 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Work Environment gives you the option to hide locked layers in Pop-Up Up Palettes. This means if hidden layers are locked in your Layer Combination’s You get nice short layer lists when working in the View Map.


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Happy Birthday Auckland, Nelson & Northland!

30 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Today is Auckland, Nelson & Northland Anniversary Day, a day the top half of the North Island celebrate by taking the day off. Nelson have got on the bandwagon and are also enjoying the day off. The top of the South Island have the day off to celebrate Nelson Anniversary Day. Is anyone working today? Support queries can be

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Understanding the BIMx & BIMx Pro Licensing

27 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Are you using BIMx? Not sure if you need BIMx or BIMx Pro? Recent changes made it possible to access full BIMx Hyper-models even with the use of the free BIMx app. While the free app is thus a very practical communication tool, the ‘PRO’ version ($74.99 NZD) still holds additive productivity features for professionals. One

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Exporting Layers to PDF

26 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Have you seen the ARCHICAD channel on youtube? Some great content can be found on there, like exporting layers to PDF.


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