Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 16’ Category

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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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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Electrical setout

14 October 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Development, Electrical, Tip of the Day

Its almost a year since we asked a lot of our customers what frustrated them the most about drafting and designing in ArchiCAD. Their number 1 answer: Electrical setout! For a wide variety of reasons this was slow, unproductive, cumbersome and produced poor results For Example: Range of symbols in library was poor, needed more

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Check library manager for duplicates.

8 October 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

Sometimes duplicate libraries can cause problems in projects. If you have loaded old libraries can certainly represent an issue in the future. Cadimage installs the Cadimage Library XX file that contain .lcf files that are necessary for the functionality of the tool. This library is located in:   Windows: C:\Program Files\GRAPHISOFT\ArchiCAD xx\ArchiCAD Library xx\Cadimage Library

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Required Bracing Too Much?

1 October 2013 Glen Richardson No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Bracing, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

Do you find that the Required Bracing Units calculated using Cadimage Bracing is more than using some other Brace Manufacturers bracing tool? That’s because a lot of Brace Manufacturers now use specific design to Calculate the Required Bracing units, whilst the Cadimage Bracing tool uses NZS 3604:2011. If you find yourself in this situation, do

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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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Point Clouds

25 September 2013 Glen Richardson 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Point Cloud, Tip of the Day

Point Clouds seem to be the latest and greatest thing these days.  They are brilliant for checking as-built against the design, or for accurately measuring an existing building for renovation. Point clouds are produced by a scanner placed on site which measures the distance to structures  around it, giving an accurate 3D scan of the

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Assign a number to windows in ArchiCAD 17.

27 August 2013 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

Sometimes you will want to have a specific order ID for your doors or windows. We know you can change the ID individually, but if you use the Automatic ID numbering sometimes the numbers are not assigned in the order we would want. There is a work around:   Select all your Doors, change the

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