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Manually place and edit Railings

20 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

It may seem a bit odd to place a Railing that is not associated to a Stair – but the simple, flexible editing means you can easily create complex shapes.

To do this you need to place a Railing on the Plan and then use the Graphic Editing buttons within the settings…

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To find out more about Graphic Editing of Railings, please see this video on our YouTube channel

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Set the Alignment of Cadimage Stairs

19 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

If you are about to create a new Polystair with Cadimage Stairs and would like to set the Reference Line position – go to the 2D Plan Preview and click the Left, Centre or Right Node point as highlighted below…


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Take control of the Editing Plane Display

18 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

Sometimes when the Editing Plane is visible in the 3D Window it can become a bit overwhelming. Personally I set mine to only display when I am editing – that way I find the 3D Window less cluttered and easier to manage. To control the settings go to Options> Work Environment> On-Screen Options  and set Display Editing

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Check for Cadimage Updates automatically…

17 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day, Tools

Rather than watch for an email or periodically launch the Cadimage Installer – why not enable automatic checking for updates to your Cadimage Tools? To do this, in ArchiCAD 19, go to Cadimage> myCadimage> Preferences… …now simply make sure the options is enabled and set your preferred frequency.


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Set how Special Snaps work on elements

14 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

  A new feature was added in ArchiCAD 19 to allow you to better control the Special Snap Points… Between Nodes: Snap points appear only on the chosen segment (between the closest node points) Between Intersection Points: Snap points are placed on the chosen element only from one intersection point (where elements cross or meet) to the next.

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New Snap from Midpoint option

13 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

When using the Distance or Percent (has anyone ever used this?) Special Snap interval, a new option has been introduced in ArchiCAD 19 that will allow you to Snap from Midpoint of the element…  


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Cabinet Door surfaces at 45 degrees

12 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cabinets, Tip of the Day, Tools

You may have noticed that if you use a timber grained finish to your Cabinet Doors… the grain is rotated to 45 degrees as shown below… If you would prefer to use a different angle, this can easily be set in Doors & Drawers> Door Panels> Model> Infill Panels as highlighted below…  


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Set the Background Fill of a Cadimage Window

11 August 2015 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

To set the background fill of a Cadimage Door or Window, open the Settings dialog and go to Window > Wall Opening. Expand the Background Fill in Plan View settings, and choose a fill type and pens.


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New myCadimage menu in ArchiCAD 19

10 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day, Tools

If you have recently updated your ArchiCAD 19 Cadimage Tools using the Cadimage Installer, you may have noticed a new menu appear in Cadimage> myCadimage… This has three options… Check for Updates… – checks your installed Tools against the latest available versions Tip of the Day… – displays the Tip of the Day article in your

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Quick Options settings dialog shortcut

7 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

The Quick Options dialog was redesigned in ArchiCAD 19 with a new style of pop-up for the options… but in addition, if you press the button to the left of each setting, you will be taken to the appropriate Settings Dialog. In this example, clicking the highlighted button launches the Scale dialog…


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