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Setting up your Layout Book

8 December 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
Architecture, Tip of the Day

Before a wall has been drawn you could have your Layout book prepared with all deliverable documents ready.

This will save you time in future & if set up correctly will automatically produce documentation based off your model.

The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template has a full Layout book set up based off the View Map like so:

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You can read up more about this on page 14 of the ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document


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Where is the Cadimage Installer for ArchiCAD 18

5 December 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD

If you are using the Cadimage Tools for ArchiCAD 18 – then at some point in time, you have installed and used the Cadimage Installer.  But where is it now?  In order to update or reinstall the Tools, you will need to find it… here is how: MacOS = \\Applications\Cadimage Installer Windows = \\Program Files

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Working with Revit users and IFC?

4 December 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Do you regularly exchange IFC data with Revit users? If so, please make sure the Revit user is using the ArchiCAD Connection plugin for Autodesk Revit applications. The ArchiCAD Connection is a free Add-In for Autodesk Revit softwares (including Revit Structure, Revit MEP and Revit Architecture). The Add-In improves the IFC model-based and bi-directional data

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ArchiCAD 18 Teamwork Messages

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

Sometimes, the number of messages in Teamwork can be a bit overwhelming… especially if you have been on holiday or have other team members who like to send messages for everything – including tea or coffee breaks!



PDF printing not to scale?

2 December 2014 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

PDF prints not printing to scale? The PDF created by ArchiCAD is a virtual piece of paper at real size. When you print the PDF from Adobe Acrobat, make sure page scaling is set to Actual size. Otherwise Acrobat will try and fit your A1 to the printable area of an A1 (96 or 97%)

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Tips on Speaking ArchiCAD, Speaking BIM and Miscommunication

1 December 2014 Tessa Read 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Architecture, General, Tip of the Week

This month we’re bringing you something very special – a guest blog by architect and blogger Jared Banks (AKA the creator of Shoegnome.com). Jared was eager to share with us some helpful tips on using the ‘right’ lingo when working with other architects and designers. We hope you enjoy!



3D views included in the ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template

1 December 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template contains several views in the 3D folder that you may find useful: Generic Axonometric – this is a view of the entire space between the Elevation markers shown as a standard axonometric 3D view (45° to the top left & top right) Generic Perspective – this is a view of

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Trouble opening old files?

28 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you have old project files, you may have trouble opening them in the more recent versions of ArchiCAD. Fortunately Graphisoft provide ‘File Converter‘ packages that allow you to save these old files in a format that is supported.  These packages are also designed to run on newer Operating Systems for both MacOS and Windows.

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Door and Window Favorites

27 November 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

When you are saving Doors or Windows as a favourite, you may want to save them with a custom ID, as a default the ID is not saved to the ‘Favorite’ palette. Go to the command menu Options> Palettes>Favorites Click in the little arrow to the right and go to ‘Favorite Preferences’ Unckeck the ID>

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Keep an eye on model size…

26 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have a project that you find particularly slow to navigate or work in 3D this may be due to the model having a large number of polygons. Polygons are the 2D shapes that are pieced together to form a 3D model… and there can be a LOT of them in a model.  A

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