Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 17’ Category

Add attributes for Plant objects

26 February 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Planting, Tip of the Day

If you search a plan object from Cadimage in BIMComponents you may need to add the attributes for the plants to your project to display the surfaces correctly.       To enable the attributes in your file you can download the attributes file (Phormium Materials) from : https://www.mycadimage.com/ Then go to Cadimage Tools>Goodies  

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Open and Repair

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

Do you have a corrupt file? The new Open & Repair function is available in the Open dialogue. This function can fix v17, 18 & 19 damaged pln files in certain cases. Introduced with ARCHICAD 17 a feature that will enable you to repair a corrupt file. Just go to File>open>open> enable the box ‘Open and

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Cur Surface Display

20 January 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you want to display the elements cut in 3D with a specific surface go to the menu View>Elements in 3D view>Filter and Cut Elements in 3D…> Or you can just use the element attribute.   Another way to go to those settings would be to click the drop down arrow symbol for the 3D

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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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Migrate Projects – don’t forget the Libraries

26 November 2015 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

When Migrating a project from version to version, it is important to remember to Migrate the Libraries too. When you first open a Project in a new version, the following dialog will appear… All you need to do is hit the Migrate button… but what happens if you hit Skip?  The project will likely open

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Linked DWG Layer visibility

20 November 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

When you place a DWG or DXF as a Linked Drawing (from File> External Content> Place External Drawing…) you can control the visibility of its layers. Select the Embedded Drawing and go to its settings: In the Properties Panel, click on Drawing’s own Layers to switch layers on or off.


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White fills appearing as grey

5 November 2015 Jason Bishop No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

White fills appearing in plan as grey are controlled via the Options> Work Environment> On Screen Options and uncheck the Automatic Pen Colour Visibility Adjustment for Model Views.


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Control your Tracker…

27 October 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, 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 drawing a wall… However, if you click the button highlighted below you can see the additional functions…  


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Objective Object Editing

23 October 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Objective, Tip of the Day, Tools

Everybody who knows ArchiCAD knows it has Object editing – so what is different about Object editing with Objective? The four commands available to Objective that are not possible with standard ARCHICAD are: Rotate – tilt Objects or rotate them in sections or elevations (YouTube link) Split – split 3D Objects the same way you

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Compare screen to paper colours

19 October 2015 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, 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 simple Object and print a version of your pen palette so you know what the colours will be like on your device(s).

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