Posts Tagged ‘electrical’

Editing switch wiring (2-Way Switch)

2 September 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you place a Cadimage Switch object using the Electrical tool. You may change ‘manually’ the switch connection to: Single switch 2-Way switch Intermediate Just go to the settings> Symbol>Specification>Display settings:  


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Create your own Electrical plates

21 May 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Electrical, Tip of the Day

We have continued to improve the Electrical tool since its release just over a year ago. While we tried to include all common combinations of Wall Plates for all countries there was of course quite a few requests, realising we wouldnt meet demand we have made improvements and documentation to create your own wall plate

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Edit electrical symbol description

19 May 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you want to edit the electrical symbol description in the schedule Go to the Settings>Parameters>Schedule Values>Schedule user defined 3  


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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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Where are the electrical pens?

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

Changing the pens for your electrical symbols and wiring shouldn’t be a manual practice object by object, but rather a change that can be done in your pen set.


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Electrical model view combination

4 February 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If  you want to have a model view combination for an electrical plan, you can load it from the Cadimage extras folder located in: \GRAPHISOFT\ArchiCAD 17\CadimageTools Extras\Electrical  


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Electrical setout

14 October 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Development, Electrical, Tip of the Day

Its almost a year since we asked a lot of our customers what frustrated them the most about drafting and designing in ArchiCAD. Their number 1 answer: Electrical setout! For a wide variety of reasons this was slow, unproductive, cumbersome and produced poor results For Example: Range of symbols in library was poor, needed more

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How to offset components of a wall plate

7 January 2013 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Electrical, Tip of the Day

Sometimes there may not be enough room along a wall to fit all of the components: So instead of stacking them side by side you can offset them from a  wall as well Simple select the components you want to offset and go to position settings Set the distance you want to offset and you

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The Electrical schedules have been updated and improved

10 December 2012 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Electrical, Tip of the Day

We noticed that the interactive schedule criteria for the Electrical schedules & legends wasnt being remembered fully when exported The reason for this was part of the criteria included mention of the Electrical tool which isnt a standard tool So we have updated it now use only standard ArchiCAD terms to display all items associated

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