Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 16’ Category

Lose the Boundaries (on Details and Worksheets!)

22 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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?  And then again each time the view updates!  Personally, I do it a lot until I remember to go and turn the function off in the Work Environment!


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Opening old ArchiCAD Projects…

21 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have old project files, you may have trouble opening them in the more recent versions of ArchiCAD. Fortunately Graphisoft provide ‘File Converter‘ packages that allow you to save these old files in a format that is supported.  These packages are also designed to run on newer Operating Systems for both MacOS and Windows.

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Looking for Detailing Tips?

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

If you are looking for some hints on Detailing in ArchiCAD… take a look at my Tips & Tricks webinar on our YouTube channel: More movies available here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/CadimageTools  


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What happens when I press ESC?

13 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Have you noticed the Escape (ESC) key seems to do different things at different times? This may seem strange, but it is in fact very useful… if you know what to expect! Here is what is supposed to happen when you press the ESC key once… while inputting data / drawing:  cancel the operation when

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Compare screen colour with printed colour…

11 May 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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Manage Attributes in ArchiCAD Projects

6 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Most tools in ArchiCAD rely on Attributes. Attributes include Pens, Line types, Fills, Surfaces and so on. All attributes that already exist are managed by the Attribute Manager. Over time and as you become more experienced with ArchiCAD you will begin to create your own attributes; more than likely you are already in the form of

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Change what is visible in 3D

4 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to filter the visible elements in the 3D Window to improve performance or restrict the elements for exporting data. The Layers within ArchiCAD will allow some flexibility here – but they will not for example allow you to hide the Doors or Windows (in ArchiCAD, Doors and Windows belong to their

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Control your Linear dimensions

30 April 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…


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Show your Area

27 April 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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To the Toolbox settings…

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

Sometimes it is necessary to change the settings of your Toolbox… for example to add extra Tools or change the order they appear in.  To do this you have to go to the Work Environment settings and remember the following path:  Options> Work Environment> Toolbox… …unless you know the shortcut!


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