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Automatically Check Status of All Hotlinks in Hotlink Manager in ARCHICAD 20

21 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

In Work Environment, under Data Safety & Integrity, you have this option: Automatically Check Status of All Hotlinks in Hotlink Manager. It is checked by default.

In projects with many hotlinks, the auto-check process might slow things down. In this case, uncheck this option.

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Library Manager Improvements for ARCHICAD 20

18 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

No character limit for the file path in the Library Manager, on Windows operating systems. Now it is possible to clean up and manage the Hotlink-related Embedded Library folders in the Library Manager.  File>Libraries and Objects>Library manager


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New Parameter in Skin List Label in ARCHICAD 20

17 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Thickness parameter can be turned on and off (previously was always visible).  


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New Smooth Method for Adding Schedule Parameters in ARCHICAD 20

16 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

When clicking on Add Fields…, a pop up window with a search field will appear. Double-click the needed parameter to add it to the fields – after this, the window stays open, so you can continue adding the next parameter if needed.  


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Quick Key Tuesday: 3D Explore Information

15 November 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Quick Key, Tip of the Day

When using the 3D explore use Shift to “sprint” and + / –  to increase / decrease the speed.


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New Backgrounds When Saving BIMx Model in ARCHICAD 20

14 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you save BIMx Hyper-model from Publisher, you can now choose among different backgrounds: Gradient, Black, Gray, White and the earlier Skybox.  


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Option to Show Dimension Text Only in ARCHICAD 20

11 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Use this option to display the dimension text only, without any lines. This checkbox is available for linear, radial and angle dimensions, to comply with some local standards. You can display a reference line (on-screen only) for this type of dimension as an aid in editing: turn it on at View > On-Screen View Options

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BIMx now supports Google Cardboard

10 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
BIMx

The latest BIMx update includes: Google Cardboard support (https://vr.google.com/cardboard/) Google Cardboard v2.0 App required Phone only (tablets excluded) You can view pre-defined positions (gallery items, favorites) Free walking mode with custom speed options Works well with both iOS and Andriod versions


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Cadimage Profile icons in the Toolbox (Work Environment)

9 November 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

If you are looking for the Tools in the Toolbox in ARCHICAD 18-20 – these can be added quickly by installing the Cadimage Work Environment via the Cadimage Installer… It’s likely you have installed already this profile when you installed the tools.


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Quick Key Tuesday: Save View and Place on Drawing.

8 November 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Quick Key, Tip of the Day

MAC: Shift + F7 WIN: Alt + F7 This allows you to quickly place a drawing onto a layout sheet if you haven’t already saved the view in your view map. Ideal for elevation, sections, details & schedule as you shouldn’t need to rename the view if you have done it in the plan.


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