Posts Tagged ‘ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template’

What do all the palettes & toolbars on your screen do?

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

The default work environment in ArchiCAD has remained consistent for years meaning we know where to easily find everything. But when we accidentally close one you may not know what youve just closed so we created this image to explain:   You can read up more about this on page 15 of the ArchiCAD 18

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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

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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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ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template

17 November 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Now that you have had a few months to get to grips with ArchiCAD 18 we would love to hear your feedback on the Template! You may now have a much fuller understanding of its functions with the ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template Document to know what does & doesnt work for you. For example what

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New menu option in ArchiCAD 18

3 November 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

There is a new menu option in ArchiCAD 18 under Options>Project Preferences>Legacy… Because of the recent changes in ArchiCAD some functions & tools work slightly differently/better than how they should Like Priority Based Connections introduced in ArchiCAD 17… And now in ArchiCAD 18 there has been improvements to the Interior Elevation tool. If you want

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What do the Renovation filters do?

27 October 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

With the Renovation functionality in ArchiCAD every element can have 1 of 3 statuses: Existing Demolished New With this status the Renovation filters can show, hide or override anything using a particular status. We have included 8 statuses with the NZE template that are set up like so:   You can read up more about

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How to use the Change tool

20 October 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The Change Tool has been a welcome addition to the ArchiCAD Toolbox in ArchiCAD 18 allowing you to draw Revision clouds with ease. But what layer should they be on? This entirely depends on where you want to see the cloud. We generally think that the Change tool should be placed using the views specific

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The Revisions workflow designed for New Zealand

13 October 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The new Revisions functionality in ArchiCAD speaks for itself! It should save hours managing your documents for you automatically and reduce the possibility of human error down to near zero.


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New Surface names in ArchiCAD 18

6 October 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The surfaces in ArchiCAD 18 have been completely redeveloped by experts insuring the highest quality materials when rendering. These are based off Maxon’s Cinema 4D technology to effectively use the CineRender engine. Their names have subsequently changed to be a little easier to read. For example ‘Paint 01’ is now ‘Paint – Titanium White’ We

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ArchiCAD 18 Layers explained

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

The Layers in ArchiCAD 18 have been developed to be as simple as possible aligning their names with the Toolbox and Tools. They are organised into 4 main categories: 1. Des          – This stands for Design and relates to the 3D tools in the Design Toolbox. These are the 3D modelled

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