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11 September 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for some useful information on ArchiCAD and Cadimage Tools then look no further than our YouTube channel…

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Crete a composite colour with CineRender

10 September 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you are using CineRender in ArchiCAD 18, you may start a new material from an existing one. You can have a complex colour with different layers. Click the button under Texture and choose Layer.   Once in the Layer, you can click the Add Shader button and add as many shader types to create

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Printing a watermark

9 September 2014 Soto 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you need to overlap a watermark to your layouts, it wouldn’t be possible to place it in the master layout, instead, use the Figure tool (toolbox>more>Figure). The figure tool allows you to resize in any direction an image file. In this case, I have edited the Cadimage logo in a photo editing program (most

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ArchiCADs pen functions

8 September 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

As part of the ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document we have labelled every pen in the ArchiCAD Pen Set on pages 30-32 This is an extremely useful guide on the pens & may help make sense of the organisation & purpose of the Pens. The Pen set is broken down to 3 sections: The Modelling

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Elevation dimension

5 September 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are placing dimensions in your section/elevation, you may have to change the default settings for the dimension tool to use the right ‘Elevation dimension’ symbol. Go to the default settings from the Toolbox>Document>double click Dimension Under Type and Font select the Elevation Dimension:  


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Building Material Cut Fill

4 September 2014 Soto 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are detailing in ArchiCAD 17 or the newest ArchiCAD 18 and are using the fill tool, you  have four options to use different fill types, Draftwing Fills, Cover Fills, Cut Fills and the latest addition ‘Cut Fills- Building Materials’, that will use the same fill assigned to the building material.


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Changing Cursor Snap Range

3 September 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes you may wish to change the snap range around a point so that you do not have to zoom continuously… for this you need a steady hand and a good mouse! To change the settings go to:  Options > Work Environment > Mouse Constraints & Methods…  Cursor Snap Range can be set from 1

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Editing switch wiring (2-Way Switch)

2 September 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you place a Cadimage Switch object using the Electrical tool. You may change ‘manually’ the switch connection to: Single switch 2-Way switch Intermediate Just go to the settings> Symbol>Specification>Display settings:  


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Using ArchiCADs standard pen sets

1 September 2014 Jonathan Breen 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The pen sets used in ArchiCAD worldwide are designed so that every tool has a certain function. For example Pen 3 is the window outline pen. If you want all windows to appear 0.25mm at 1:50, just set Pen 3 correctly & you will never have to set that setting again So if you’ve modified

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Cadimage profile V18

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

Now, ArchiCAD 18 can have the Cadimage Tools icons as a default in your toolbox: Go to our website: https://www.mycadimage.com/ Go to Cadimage Tools>Get Cadimage Tools>ArchiCAD 18 Scroll down to Download Work environment.   The file downloaded is a compressed folder, so if you are in Mac you can double click it to decompress it,

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