Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 15’ Category

Count your Polygons!

13 February 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have a project that you find particularly slow to navigate or work in 3D this may be due to the model having a large number of polygons. Polygons are the 2D shapes that are pieced together to form a 3D model… and there can be a LOT of them in a model.  A

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Keep an eye on model size…

26 November 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have a project that you find particularly slow to navigate or work in 3D this may be due to the model having a large number of polygons. Polygons are the 2D shapes that are pieced together to form a 3D model… and there can be a LOT of them in a model.  A

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Detail / Worksheet Boundary

6 November 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

How often do you create a Detail or Worksheet and then find you have to delete the boundary that appears?  Personally, I do it a lot until I remember to go and turn the function off in the Work Environment! If you want to do the same, go to Options> Work Environment> More Options and switch

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See the (slightly) bigger picture…

15 May 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

When ArchiCAD is freshly installed, the Info Box has a visible slider that you can use to scroll through the available options… This is not really necessary as virtually every computer has a mouse with a scroll wheel or track pad with scrolling features. If you have a suitable mouse, you can simply stretch the

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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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Picture object 17

3 March 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Whether you loaded the Picture (frame) 17 object from your ArchiCAD Library 17 or you have it embedded from BIM Components, if you want to edit the image displayed for a custom picture, you need to embed the image to your project as a library part.  (e.g. CADIMAGE.jpg) File>libraries and objects>library manager      Go

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Add custom colors to the color pallete

10 February 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 14, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you are editing a surface color or a pen, you may want to have a range of custom colors in the palette. You must select the custom pen box and then edit it, finally click ‘add to custom colors’      


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Take a note if your update to Maverick OS X 10.9

29 October 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you update your computer to the new system Maverick, you may have to Re install the driver for your License key, whether is a Wibu or a Codemeter. If you experience an error message ‘no license found’ you can download the drivers from Graphisoft’s website: http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/protection_key.html For more information: http://archicadwiki.com/OsxMavericks        


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Upgrade Doors + Windows Builder 35 to ArchiCAD 17

27 September 2013 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 12, ArchiCAD 13, ArchiCAD 14, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Cadimage, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Now that you have migrated  to ArchiCAD 17, you may have projects from older version of ArchiCAD using the now historical Doors+Windows Builder 35. Cadimage has released an Updrade Goodie for ArchiCAD 15, 16 and now for 17. Log into the website and go to MyCadimage> Downloads> Goodies: http://cadimage.com/mycadimage/downloads/goodies   Download and install. (instructions attached

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A non perpendicular grid line in your Section/Elevation

27 April 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

If you have walls with different angles, sometimes you will want to see the grids in your Elevation/Section. If the grids are not perpendicular to the Elevation line, the grids won’t show at first instance.   Now, you can go to the Elevation/Section settings > Grid Tool and select ‘Show non perpendicular Grid Elements’.  

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