Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 17’ Category

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 No Comments
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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Extending the Wall Covering below wall base.

2 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

  In ArchiCAD 17 you can easily extend your Wall Covering below wall base by adding a negative value to the Base Shape setting. For ArchiCAD 19 and older For ARCHICAD 20      


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Flip Covering

27 October 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ARCHICAD 20, Coverings, Tip of the Day

If you place a Cadimage Covering in a wall and wish you had placed it on the other side of the wall, you can change the size with the new feature:   For ARCHICAD 20     For ArchiCAD 19 and older  


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Custom Angle 3D cutaway

22 August 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

You can use the 3D cutaway function to create a custom 3D cut plane in any direction Just turn on the 3D cutaway symbol and click the arrow to the right to select the Custom Plane option. Then hover the cursor to the element you want the cut plane to snap to.  


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Hide Doors and Windows in 3D

30 May 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you want to hide doors or windows in your 3D model bacause you may want to save the 3D model as an STL file for 3D printing or render a simple model, you can just turn their display off. Go to View>Elements in 3D View> Filter and cut Elements in 3D> Elements to Show

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