Posts Tagged ‘window’

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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Hide Doors and Windows in 3D

30 May 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you want to hide doors or windows in your 3D model bacause you may want to save the 3D model as an STL file for 3D printing or render a simple model, you can just turn their display off. Go to View>Elements in 3D View> Filter and cut Elements in 3D> Elements to Show

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Coverings and Renovations for ArchiCAD 18

6 January 2015 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18

The Coverings work differently for ArchiCAD 18 compared to ArchiCAD 17 tool. The new way the covering works will determine of the Door or Windows openings are detected by the coverings or not.   The recommended practice for ArchiCAD 18 would be to have the right renovation default filter before applying the covering, so please

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Pocket slider door. Edit the wall opening thickness.

23 May 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

    If you have a Pocket Slider Door. with certain thickness, you can edit the wall opening thickness as well in the settings:  Parameters>3 Door Leaf> Door Leaf Thickness>


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Door and Window IDs

20 December 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Door and Window ID’s these can either be Markers in plan or Cadimage ID Labels in Elevation or Section. Both methods require that Markers be displayed in the Model View options Document > Set Model View > Model View Options if you are using a standard template then 03 Building Plans Markers will display them.

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Add some light to your images

16 August 2013 cadimage 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Support, Tip of the Day

When doing internal renderings, try to remember that sunlight travels in through windows and reflects off surfaces.  To emulate this effect simply place in some window lamps.  These objects can be found in the Lightworks folder in the Lamp default settings dialog box: Simply place the object to the inside face of the window with

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Dimension your building quickly

15 May 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, General, Tip of the Day

How much time do you spend dimensioning your floor plans?  Did you know that like almost every other drawing  process ArchiCAD has the ability to do this for you? First thing to do is select all of your walls (select the wall tool in the tool box and then CTRL + A for PC or

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Open a gap above a window.

29 April 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Sometimes you will want to leave an open space besides, above or under a window. It may be to let another structural element to be seen or just to leave the shim space more accurately. Either way, the Cadimage Window tool allows you to do it: Original window:   Steps:   Settings>Parameters> Shim space> Shim

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More flexible Windows

25 August 2011 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

To achieve even more flexibility in the Window Tool you can change panel types to be Door Panels,  this also gives better floor plan representation of Door Panels in Windows. Creating “Doors” this way is also more flexible than creating the same piece of joinery with the Door Tool.


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Model View Options

18 April 2011 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you open up your file one day to find that for no apparent reason all of doors have disappeared, or you fills have all become solid, before you panic, check the Model View Options from Document > Set Model View. There are lots of settings in here regarding the way the model looks in

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