Posts Tagged ‘template’

Hide Locked Layers

31 January 2017 James Service 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Work Environment gives you the option to hide locked layers in Pop-Up Up Palettes. This means if hidden layers are locked in your Layer Combination’s You get nice short layer lists when working in the View Map.


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Creating the basis of your CAD Standards

11 August 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

CAD standards is a hot topic and with software evolving they have to adapt to work well with the new automated systems to improve your workflow. The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document included with your ArchiCAD 18 under Help>ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template can easily create the basis of your CAD Standards. With this you can


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NZE Template document

4 August 2014 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

With ArchiCAD 18 we have written a full document explaining the entire features of the NZE Template. This lists all of the different settings set, reasons behind them & the result to give you a full idea behind the template. This document is included with your ArchiCAD 18 disc and can be found under the

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Stretchy Joist – how you can get an ‘X’ in cross section of Timber members

26 March 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

There is a Complex Profile available with the Beam tool called ‘Joist Stretchy’ : It is built from 2 different Building Materials – this is so they don’t join & the X remains in the middle: It can be made any size, so may be useful in the future when you use general timber beams.

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Presentation Pens

19 March 2014 Jonathan Breen 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

In the NZ Template we have left several pen slots free for you to customize The best use we have seen of these is ‘Presentation Pens’ – pale light colours similar to Pantone Tria Markers commonly used for colour presentation in 2D Documents. We have experimented adding these to the color row on the pensets

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Company template – time invested in Favorites is time saved

26 February 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

In seeing a lot of company templates its great to see our customers think of innovative ways to make their task easier. Favorites have become commonplace due to the ease of placing a commonly used Door, or 90×90 post etc. When saving favorites remember to consider the Tags & Categories section!   If you set

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Creating a new project

3 December 2013 Tate Gibbes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When creating a new file in ArchiCAD using File > New you have a couple of different options. Use a Template > and select your company template. This option means a new clean file will be created with your company standards. The other option Use Latest Project Settings > This option creates a new file

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Setting the Layout color for Master items

30 October 2012 Tate Gibbes 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to change the color of the Master items on the Layouts , go to Options> Work Environment >Work Environment… from the left hand column choose the On-Screeen Options.┬áDouble click on the color swatch next to the option Use uniform color for Master items on layouts   The color that you choose will

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