Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 16’ Category

Crete a composite colour with CineRender

10 September 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you are using CineRender in ArchiCAD 18, you may start a new material from an existing one. You can have a complex colour with different layers. Click the button under Texture and choose Layer.   Once in the Layer, you can click the Add Shader button and add as many shader types to create

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See the (slightly) bigger picture…

15 May 2014 Ken Good 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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ArchiCAD Licence information

13 May 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Sometimes you need to know the build number of ArchiCAD you are running, or the build of the library or even what licence number (keyplug / dongle) you are using.  This is important information to provide when you log a support ticket for example. This information, and more, is available inside ArchiCAD by going to Help>

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Roof covering view attributes in a different story

9 May 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Coverings, Tip of the Day

If you are in ArchiCAD 16 or 17, you can  edit manually the view attributes for the roof covering to each story level, that can be enabled it in the Parameters: Roof covering settings>Parameters>Display options>Use same pens for all views> Now you can change the attributes for the home story, the stories below, 3d, and

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Hide High Level Windows

8 May 2014 Andrew Watson 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Sometimes you may want to hide high level windows on a plan view. To do this, use the Floor Plan Cut Plane settings to control which windows will show. First, select the wall containing the high level windows, and open its Settings dialog. Under Floor Plan and Section, set the Floor Plan Display to Projected,

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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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Roof Covering Plan View Display

3 May 2014 Andrew Watson 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 16, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Note: This blog relates to the Cadimage Roof Covering tool as released for ArchiCAD 16 and 17. Earlier versions may differ. The plan view symbol of the Cadimage Roof Covering can display differently in: The home story of the roof covering (i.e. the story in which the roof was placed). Stories above the roof covering’s

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Place a mesh from Surveyors Data

25 April 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you have a coordinates file with the points of the site mesh either as a text file (txt) or xyz. You can place that mesh easily in ArchiCAD: Design>Place Mesh from Surveyors Data…    


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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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Slab display in plan view.

25 February 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you want do to display your slab in different levels with or without fills and avoid the model view options, you can edit the display to be a Custom. This may be helpful if you have a foundation plan that needs to display the slab as a dashed line but keep the cover fills

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