Posts Tagged ‘Library’

pla Libraries

26 March 2018 admin No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you create and attach a .pla (plan archive file) as a library there is a higher chance you will get duplicated items with your normal libraries (especially macros). Open the .pla file and extract the library to a new folder – then you can directly manage the library contents.


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Library Manager Improvements for ARCHICAD 20

18 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

No character limit for the file path in the Library Manager, on Windows operating systems. Now it is possible to clean up and manage the Hotlink-related Embedded Library folders in the Library Manager.  File>Libraries and Objects>Library manager


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Migrate Projects – don’t forget the Libraries

26 November 2015 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

When Migrating a project from version to version, it is important to remember to Migrate the Libraries too. When you first open a Project in a new version, the following dialog will appear… All you need to do is hit the Migrate button… but what happens if you hit Skip?  The project will likely open

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Object not in the Library?

23 April 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for other Objects to add to your project – have you tried searching BIMcomponents.com? All you need to do is use the search field in the Object Tool to search directly from ArchiCAD… This also works with Doors and Windows


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Add Libraries to a Project quickly…

10 February 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have loaded a Library to a recent project in ArchiCAD, you can quickly add this to the current project too. In the Library Manager, go to the pull down button next to Add… 


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Opening files Fast

5 May 2014 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

When you are opening files in ArchiCAD, there a a few factors that determine how fast the file will open. 1. Computer speed, short of getting a new computer with a solid state hard drive there isn’t much we can do here! 2. Ensure you are only loading the Library you need, if you need

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Whats the triangle for?

30 September 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

One of the things we noticed while travelling around was the number of people still  not using the Consolidate Libraires button. When migrating a file from one version to another go into the library manager, either through File>Libraries & Objects>Library Manager… or by clicking on the Library Manager button on the Library Loading Report. In

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Are you using all those libraries?

30 May 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Support, Tip of the Day

A lot of people will load all available libraries to ensure they have everything when designing a building. We have raised the issue it can cause with duplicates but one other issue it can cause is slow load up times. With each library it has to load all of the objects & this can go

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Why am I getting a library loading report?

12 April 2013 Jonathan Breen 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, General, How To, Support, Tip of the Day

A lot of people will get the library loading report when they open a project & constantly find themselves having to hit the little close button to get rid of it So why are you getting it? Basically there are 2 main types of problems that occur when you get a library loading report: Some

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What’s the first thing I should do in ArchiCAD 16?

20 July 2012 James Service 8 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Support, Tip of the Day, Tools

Despite the obvious appeal of having a play with the Morph Tool in ArchiCAD 16 the first thing you will probably do is open a project from an older version. Make sure you open the Library Manager once the Project has loaded and Consolidate your Libraries. File > Libraries and Objects  > Library Manager


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