Posts Tagged ‘colour’

Grid Display and the Editing Plane

3 May 2017 Tate Gibbes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

One of the questions I get asked frequently while training people and on the support desk is how to turn off the Editing Plane and how to change the Grid display.  These are both quite simple things to rectify. To turn off the Editing Plane display, go to the View Menu and simply click on

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Background fill for Doors and Windows

27 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Find the Cadimage Door or Window opening background here: For ARCHICAD 20     For ArchiCAD 18 and 19  


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Changing the ARCHICAD background colour

10 March 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To change the background colour of your Work Environment go to View> Grid & Editing Plane Options > Grids and Backgrounds, double click on the existing background colour and chose a new one, click OK, then OK again.


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Shadow colours using Spotlight lamp

6 July 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

With the new Spotlight available in the General Light sources library parts that were released since ArchiCAD 18 you can play with the colour of the shadows projected if you change the spotlight colour The example below uses 3 spotlights with 3 different colours.


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White fills appearing as grey

5 November 2015 Jason Bishop No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

White fills appearing in plan as grey are controlled via the Options> Work Environment> On Screen Options and uncheck the Automatic Pen Colour Visibility Adjustment for Model Views.


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Display current Pen Set colours

11 November 2014 Mark Horrocks 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Pens and Colors object in the ArchiCAD Library allows you to place an object that displays your current Pen Sets colours, this allows you to print these as an office pen chart or as a printer check. Go to the Objects Tool and search for Pens, the object is called Pens and Colors (not

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Cut colouring

28 May 2010 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Often it is useful to show a marque of an area of a model in order to better explain the project. Changing the colour of the elemnts that have been cut can also help in this explanation. The cut colour is defined in View > Elements in 3D View > 3D Cutting Planes


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Resene Colours for ArchiCAD

18 May 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Resene colours can be quickly and easily added to your ArchiCAD project using ArchiCAD’s Attribute Manager. Once loaded the Resene colours can be added to your ArchiCAD project and can be applied to any wall, floor, beam or object etc – an ideal way to show your clients how selected Resene colours will affect the

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Marquee Edge colour

5 March 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To set the Edge Fill material for marquee cut surfaces go to View > Elements in 3D view > 3D cutting planes, and set the colour.  In the example the cut edges will now use Paint 06 (red).  Note:  if you are already in your 3D Marquee view, you will need to Rebuild the View.


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Coloured Elevations

12 February 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Create Coloured elevations with one click.  Within the Elevation Settings > UNCUT ELEMENTS > Fill Uncut Surfaces with: use the pullout menu to the right and select Own Material Colours (Shaded)  


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