Posts Tagged ‘Cadimage’

Collate in Schedule: Invert wall direction

24 June 2015 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Doors+Windows

One of the reasons why a Door or a Window may not be collating in a schedule could be related to the wall it’s placed into. Go to the menu View>On Screen View Options> Wall and Beams Reference lines.


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Coverings and Renovations for ArchiCAD 18

6 January 2015 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18

The Coverings work differently for ArchiCAD 18 compared to ArchiCAD 17 tool. The new way the covering works will determine of the Door or Windows openings are detected by the coverings or not.   The recommended practice for ArchiCAD 18 would be to have the right renovation default filter before applying the covering, so please

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Export ArchiCAD Objects to Artlantis Objects.

1 August 2014 Soto 9 Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

You know already that you can download Cadimage objects from BIM Components portal. Once the objects is embedded, it can be placed in an empty ArchiCAD file, if you go to the 3d view, the file can be saved as an Artlantis file (.atla). If the file has been saved,


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Lock electrical labels in plan view

28 April 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you place electrical symbols, you may want to keep the labels horizontal (readable). Go to Document>Set model view>Model view options> Set the orientation of labels to be ‘locked‘.


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Upgrade Doors + Windows Builder 35 to ArchiCAD 17

27 September 2013 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 12, ArchiCAD 13, ArchiCAD 14, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Cadimage, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Now that you have migrated  to ArchiCAD 17, you may have projects from older version of ArchiCAD using the now historical Doors+Windows Builder 35. Cadimage has released an Updrade Goodie for ArchiCAD 15, 16 and now for 17. Log into the website and go to MyCadimage> Downloads> Goodies: http://cadimage.com/mycadimage/downloads/goodies   Download and install. (instructions attached

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New Doors + Windows release.

18 September 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

There is a new released update of the Doors + Windows tool, before migrating old projects to V17 it may be worth reading some information about the release:   “ArchiCAD 17 introduces a new interface for placing doors and windows. In previous versions, Cadimage Doors and Windows were placed slightly differently to the regular ArchiCAD

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Assign a number to windows in ArchiCAD 17.

27 August 2013 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

Sometimes you will want to have a specific order ID for your doors or windows. We know you can change the ID individually, but if you use the Automatic ID numbering sometimes the numbers are not assigned in the order we would want. There is a work around:   Select all your Doors, change the

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Save a profile as a Preset.

27 June 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Extrusions, Tools, Website

Extrusions and other Tools use preset profiles to create custom objects. But before starting using Extrusion is necessary to know how to create your own profile and how to save it: 1. Draw a profile (e.g. a finial half cut profile) with the Fill tool. 2. Save it  as a Custom profile preset. Cadimage> Presets>

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A non perpendicular grid line in your Section/Elevation

27 April 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

If you have walls with different angles, sometimes you will want to see the grids in your Elevation/Section. If the grids are not perpendicular to the Elevation line, the grids won’t show at first instance.   Now, you can go to the Elevation/Section settings > Grid Tool and select ‘Show non perpendicular Grid Elements’.  

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Cadimage tools not working properly?

17 August 2012 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day, Tools

On the very rare occasion that your Cadimage tools decide that they don’t want to work properly, remember not to panic!  The first thing to do is check to make sure that you are running the most up to date version of the tools Simply go to Cadimage > Activate > Check For Updates… If

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