Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 16’ Category

Restrict your dimensions

26 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you find that there are too many options presented to you when using Linear Dimensions, you can switch the Geometry Method to limit these to Horizontal or Vertical only…


Speedy area calcs

23 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you want to quickly work out and show the area of a space all you need to do is draw a Fill and activate the Show Area Text option…


Navigator gone missing?

22 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you find you have accidentally closed your Navigator, it can easily be switched back on from almost all ArchiCAD document windows…   All you need to do is click the Navigator button highlighted below…  


Launch another ArchiCAD session

20 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are working in a project and want to check something in another file – don’t go through the hassle of closing, opening, closing and reopening… all you need to do is choose File> Open and then pick the Launch a new instance of ArchiCAD option… This option is also available with New and Teamwork

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Lose the text… again…

16 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
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Previously, in this post I showed a quick method for reducing the size of the Toolbox by reducing its size to hide the text. Here is a different way to ‘lose the text’… but this time it will allow you to create a double or even triple stack Toolbox. First of all, right click anywhere


Lose the text…

15 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The text description in the Toolbox in ArchiCAD takes up a lot of space.  If you have used ArchiCAD for any length of time, you will no doubt be familiar with what the Window Tool or Door Tool looks like! To gain some ‘free space’ – simply resize the Toolbox by dragging its bottom right

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What is my licence number?

14 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes you need to know your licence number or the build number of ArchiCAD you are running (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> Licence Information… Here is a typical example:


How do I check the Layer an element is on?

22 December 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The easiest way to do this is by selecting the element and checking the Layer field in the Infobox…


Extra Tracker functions

12 December 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Did you know the Tracker can show more than the usual few visible items? The example below shows the typical display of the Tracker when


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Door and Window Favorites

27 November 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

When you are saving Doors or Windows as a favourite, you may want to save them with a custom ID, as a default the ID is not saved to the ‘Favorite’ palette. Go to the command menu Options> Palettes>Favorites Click in the little arrow to the right and go to ‘Favorite Preferences’ Unckeck the ID>

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