On the road with your laptop and want to get the most out of your battery while using ARCHICAD? With background updating introduced from ARCHICAD 19, on a laptop you have a 3rd option “Enabled when device is plugged in” Two ways to select this option. If you look at the bottom right of your ArchiCAD Work
If you have a coordinates file with the points of the site mesh either as a text file (txt) or xyz. You can place that mesh easily in ArchiCAD: ARCHICAD 20 File>Interoperability>Place Mesh from Surveyors Data…… AC 16 to 19 Design>Place Mesh from Surveyors Data…
Use the context menu of the Layout Book icon in the Navigator Layout Book structure, or the Settings button at the bottom of the Navigator Palette when the Layout Book icon is selected in the tree view.
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
If you are rendering in ArchiCAD 20 or 21, the way the Sketch Render works has changed, if you render with the same settings as older versions, you may find the image to be different. Just change the Paper Roughness to 0% instead of 50%
ARCHICAD have just added Volume 6 to their online training series. This is great for anyone starting out or wanting to know more about Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection.
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
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
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
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