Archive for the ‘ARCHICAD 20’ Category

Interoperability – Schedules

16 March 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If your schedule has a properties field added ie fire rating, you’re able to export your ARCHICAD Schedule to an excel file. File > Interoperability > Element Properties > Export Property Values from Schedule Edit the excel document and Import the Property Values into the Elements eg edit the FRR column in the excel document, import it

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Important Note about ARCHICAD 20, update 5025, and Cadimage Doors + Windows

3 March 2017 Joshua Osborne 6 Comments
ARCHICAD 20

Update #2 – The fixed version of Doors + Windows has now been released. Please make sure that if you want to use ARCHICAD v20 update  5025, you will need this update (6.04) to allow you to create new Schedules in the Doors + Windows tool.


Merge two Split Walls

24 February 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Edit > Reshape > Merge Walls  


ARCHICAD Interactive Schedule + Graphical Overrides

17 February 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

ARCHICAD 20’s new graphic overrides can also be applied to a schedule. You may need to turn on the quick options palette (Windows>Palettes>Quick Options)


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Editing Keynotes

14 February 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you have imported a Keynotes database and want to edit the label you won’t be able to select the label and edit it directly This is what you have to do: Open the Keynotes palette command Cadimage>Keynotes>Keynotes Palette Find the Note and edit it. Go to menu Cadimage>Keynotes>Audit Keynotes You may find immediately a

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Custom Stair with fills and lines

7 February 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Create a custom shape stair with a fill and lines. Draw the shape of the stairs with the fill tool and then use the line tool to draw the path. Select the fill and lines and go to Design > Design Extras > Create Stair Using Selection


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Understanding the BIMx & BIMx Pro Licensing

27 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Are you using BIMx? Not sure if you need BIMx or BIMx Pro? Recent changes made it possible to access full BIMx Hyper-models even with the use of the free BIMx app. While the free app is thus a very practical communication tool, the ‘PRO’ version ($74.99 NZD) still holds additive productivity features for professionals. One

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Render Safe Frame

20 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

As the rendered image size is set in the Render Settings it may not be obvious which part of your model will be rendered. Turn on the Render Safe Frame (Document > Creative Imaging > Render Safe Frame) This displays a frame that indicates which part of the model will be rendered.


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PhotoRendering Automatic refresh

19 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

The Preview window in the PhotoRendering Settings can be refreshed manually or automatically. To turn on automatic preview refresh, Open the PhotoRendering Settings (Windows > Palettes > PhotoRendering Settings) Under the preview click on the far right drop down and select Auto refresh preview. The 3D window must be active in order for automatic refresh to occur.


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Two Point Perspective View (AC 20)

11 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

An extremely simple feature to use is the new Two Point Perspective view in the 3d Window. In ARCHICAD 20 simply check the box in the Perspective Settings or right click in the 3D window and your 3D View will change from a 3 point to a 2 point perspective. The effect is similar to using the

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