Posts Tagged ‘Quick Key Tuesday’

Quick Key Tuesday: Drag multiple copies shortcut keys

28 February 2017 Mark Horrocks 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To Drag Multiple Copies of an element, select it and activate the Drag command Ctrl + D (PC) or Command + D (Mac) then use the multiple copy shortcut key; Ctrl + Alt (PC) or Command + Alt (Mac).  You should see two small plus icons ‘++‘ next to your cursor.  Now anywhere you click on

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How to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow

13 February 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

All ArchiCAD users learn pretty quickly that pressing ESC often enough switches you from whatever Tool is active to the Arrow Tool… but what if you then want to go back to the last Tool? To switch from the Arrow Tool to the last Tool used – press W on the keyboard…   W will

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Quick Key Tuesday – W

24 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to toggle between the arrow tool and the last selected tool? Press the w key


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Quick Key Tuesday: Changing Coordinate Input Method

20 December 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD automatically adjusts between Polar (Distance / Angle) and Cartesian (X / Y) Coordinate input method depending the geometry method being used. Typically linear elements will use the Polar method and rectangular elements will use the Cartesian but sometimes you may want to override this and choose what is most appropriate.  Polar Coordinate input example…

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Quick Key Tuesday: Perspective / Axonometry

6 December 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Quick Key, Tip of the Day

open a perspective 3D view MAC: option +F3 WIN: Shift + F3 Open axonometry 3D view MAC: command + F3 WIN: Ctrl + F3


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Quick Key Tuesday: Create Guide Line Segment

29 November 2016 Gareth Morgan 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Shift + ` (the key next to number 1) Use these quick keys to create a Guide Line segment anywhere with two clicks.


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Quick Key Tuesday – Save

22 November 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The most import quick key you will learn. In fact its so good, a lot computer software use it. Save! as in File Save. WIN: Control + S MAC: Command + S And when your working in team work, using a BIM server your most important quick key is for Send Changes WIN: Control + Alt + S MAC: Command + Option + S


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Quick Key Tuesday: 3D Explore Information

15 November 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Quick Key, Tip of the Day

When using the 3D explore use Shift to “sprint” and + / –  to increase / decrease the speed.


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Quick Key Tuesday: Save View and Place on Drawing.

8 November 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Quick Key, Tip of the Day

MAC: Shift + F7 WIN: Alt + F7 This allows you to quickly place a drawing onto a layout sheet if you haven’t already saved the view in your view map. Ideal for elevation, sections, details & schedule as you shouldn’t need to rename the view if you have done it in the plan.


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Quick Key Tuesday: Favorite Popup (AC 20)

1 November 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Quick Key, Tip of the Day

home button opens the favorite pop up for the currently active tool in the tool box  


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