Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 16’ Category

Info Tag for ArchiCAD (display information)

22 December 2015 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

When you hover the cursor over most elements in ARCHICAD, an Info Tag pops up automatically displaying the basic information. This is very helpful specially when Picking Up parameters or trying to select elements. Although this function is enabled in the default settings, you may find that a custom Work Environment may have turned it

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Measure distances the easy way

5 October 2015 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you want to measure a distance in ARCHICAD, the Measure Tool is the easiest way to do it. To activate Measure, the easiest way is to press ‘M‘.  You can finish by pressing the Esc key or pressing M again.


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Import Standard Steel Profiles

25 September 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for Standard Steel Profiles specific to your region, look no further than the Options menu as thousands of them are a few clicks away! In ArchiCAD, go to Options> Import Standard Steel Profile… Now you can search your Country Code and choose to import from thousands of standard profiles directly to

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Add Secondary Dimensions to your documents

24 September 2015 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to show Dimensions in another format to your normal type.  Rather than completely re-create them, you can add a Secondary Dimension. To do this, select a Dimension Line (or multiple) and go to Document> Document Extras> Secondary Dimensions> Convert Dimensions…   Depend on the format you choose, you will be present with

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Turn on or off Toolbars shortcut

18 September 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you want to turn on or off Toolbars quickly – simply right click on any Toolbar and choose from the list…   …you can also get to Toolbar Settings from the final option in the list.


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What layer is my element on?

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

The easiest way to check what layer is being used is by selecting the element and looking at the Layer field in the Infobox…


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Launch a new instance…

18 June 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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Monitor your model in 3D

17 June 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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How big is a room?

15 June 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…


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Want to see what colours look like on paper?

12 June 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Have you ever found the colours on screen don’t look quite like the colours you output on paper?  Well, without going in to display configuration, a simple thing you can do is use this great Object and print a version of your pen palette so you know what the colours will be like on your

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