Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD 19’ Category

Opening Layouts/Views on a single tab

12 September 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

In ARCHICAD 19 and newer, with the new Tab Bar feature, double-clicking on different views/layouts opens new tabs. If you would like them to open in a single tab go to Options>Work Environment>More Options  


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Roof covering view attributes in a different story

16 August 2017 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Coverings, Tip of the Day

If you want to control the display of Roof Covering in plan, you just have to go to the Covering Settings- Display Settings Under Symbol, there are the options: H- Means Home Story A- Means Above Story B- Means Below Story         If you are in ArchiCAD 16 or 17, you can

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Close All Other Tabs & Windows

10 August 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

Got lots of tabs and windows you want to close with one click? Windows – Close All Other Tabs and Windows You can use this to close all the tabs but the one you want to leave open eg close all your layout tabs but leave just a section open. Please note you can’t close

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Keynotes Label Text Orientation

24 July 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

If you have a rotated view in ARCHICAD and you want to keep the Keynotes label orientation horizontal, you can change the Label Frame settings to follow the project orientation. t


Roof covering offset

13 July 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you are using the roof covering tool and you wish to edit the position of the cladding origin, just click in the center editing node and offset it:


What are you waiting for?

12 July 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

  If you are using Schedules Notes tool for Doors and Windows you will know that entering the data gives you 1.5 seconds between one character and the next one to type a description. This is a setting in ArchiCAD that affects other settings like Doors and Windows, widths and heights, etc. If you wish

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Crop to Single-Plane Roof

11 July 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

You can still use the old method of cropping the walls to a single roof, used mainly to trim walls in an angle. If you are working in ArchiCAD 18 or older you already know that you can right-click the wall and crop the wall. However, if you are in ArchiCAD 19 or a newer

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Differentiating between joists and blocking

7 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

A common frustration when using the beam tool is how to get the beams to show separately to blocking set between.  No doubt we are all familiar with this We can now use the Floor Plan 3D document to create tidy looking floor framing plans, (refer to this tip for guidance) By default I get

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Mesh Ridge Sharpness

5 July 2017 cadimage 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

In the Mesh tool we have 3 options under the Model Tab.   If we start of with All Ridges Sharp, we can see that the mesh becomes very triangulated. This is the simplest form for the computer to generate, but is not much good for rendering The Second Option is User Defined Sharp,  This

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Create a floor finishes schedule

4 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

If you have placed Zones in your Building using specific cover fills, you can create a simple Floor Finishes Schedule by using the following settings. First create a new Schedule, Document>Schedules & Lists>Schedules>Scheme Settings… Click Create New and enter in the settings as shown below: This will give you a result that looks like this:

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