Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 17’ Category

Background fill for Doors and Windows

27 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Find the Cadimage Door or Window opening background here: For ARCHICAD 20     For ArchiCAD 18 and 19  


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See the Object outline before placing it

19 April 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Do you ever get annoyed when you place an Object only to find it clashes with something else? If so, what you need to do is show the ‘Ghost Bounding Box’.  This shows the outline of the Object (or Lamp, Column, Figure or Drawing) before you click the mouse. To switch this on, go to

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Want to edit a morph?

13 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Editing a morph may require to hover, click and drag an edge or face of a morph, the  edit pet palette may display a variety of options like push/pull (extrusion). That pet palette display may get simplified with less options if you go to command menu View>On Screen View options>Hidden morph geometry    


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Change what the Tracker can show

12 April 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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What is my licence number?

1 February 2017 Joshua Osborne 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:


Clean Wall & Beam Intersection

16 January 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

We all love how wall intersections clean up in each corner. But what if have a straight wall and would like to check if you have more than one wall there?   You can turn off the wall intersection in the command menu: Veiw>On-Screen view options> Clear Wall & Beam Intersections.    


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Dimensions with no Comma separators

10 January 2017 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

May have found already information online how to remove the Commas for dimensions in Windows computers:


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How to tidy 2D documents: Linework Consolidation

12 December 2016 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Have you ever imported 2D data from a dwg or dxf only to find there are loads and loads of individual lines?  It would be much easier to manage and manipulate this type of data if the elements were tidied up. The good news is that ArchiCAD has a tool specifically for this job.  First

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Editing switch wiring (2-Way Switch)

8 December 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ARCHICAD 20, Cadimage, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you place a Cadimage Switch object using the Electrical tool. You may change ‘manually’ the switch connection to: Single switch 2-Way switch Intermediate For ARCHICAD 20 go to the Cadimage Switch settings   For ARCHICAD 19 Just go to the settings> Symbol>Specification>Display settings:  


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Electrical wire in different stories.

30 November 2016 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you want to wire two elements with the Cadimage Electrical tool, and both elements are in different stories. Like a stairs switch and a lamp, you will have to change the display of one of the elements to be displayed in the Home Story and the story of the other element:     Now

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