Archive for the ‘ARCHICAD 20’ Category

More information about the Spell Checker in ARCHICAD

1 June 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

The Document > Annotation > Spell Checker command allows you to check the spelling of your ARCHICAD project. Just click on ‘Start’ in the Spell Checker Palette to locate the misspelled words. On Windows, Spell Checker uses Microsoft Word’s Spelling Check, which means that you must have Microsoft Word installed on your computer together with

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Launch new instance of recently open projects

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

In the More Options under Work Environment select the “Launch new instance of ARCHICAD when opening a project from the recent list or by dragging onto a running ARCHICAD”


Keynotes Change Case

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

Change case allows the user to set the case for the title and description of keynotes (as a preference) and to specify exceptions, e.g. all uppercase except for the letters ‘mm’ following a number (so dimensions come out as 100mm rather than 100MM). Sets these preferences using a new menu item AC19 – Cadimage > Keynotes

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Automatic opening doors in animations

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

To have Cadimage Doors opening automatically in an animation go to the Door Settings > Model Display and check the Opening in Animation box, setting the Camera Proximity to suit. Remember to enable to ‘Rebuild the model for each frame’ of the rendering process.


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Shadows in Elevation

9 May 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you want to activate or deactivate the Sun Shadows in Elevation, just right-click the View or Elevation in the Navigator. Go to Elevation Settings> Model Display> Sun and Shadows> Sun Shadow  


ARCHICAD 21 Announced

8 May 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

ARCHICAD 21 Innovation has been a key differentiator for ARCHICAD® since the beginning. ARCHICAD 21 introduces the highly-anticipated new features, using GRAPHISOFT®’s patent‑pending Predictive Design™ technology. More information will come up in the next few weeks.


Import/Export Favorites

5 May 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Favorites is a tool that was considerably improved in ArchiCAD 20, you can Import or Export favorites in an easier way. Open the Favorites palette; Windows>Palettes>Favorites Select the Favorites you want to Export. Click the Settings button and click Import/Export  


Background fill for Doors and Windows

27 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Find the Cadimage Door or Window opening background here: For ARCHICAD 20     For ArchiCAD 18 and 19  


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Creating a Stack Bond Block with the Covering Tool

26 April 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Using the Cadimage Covering Tool can set the Covering Type to Bricks/Blocks, and set the Block size. Once you have placed the covering to a wall, navigate to the ‘Coverings…’ tab and select the Bricks Style and click on ‘Edit Style’ to adjust the size of the blocks to suit.


Want to edit a morph?

13 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Editing a morph may require to hover, click and drag an edge or face of a morph, the  edit pet palette may display a variety of options like push/pull (extrusion). That pet palette display may get simplified with less options if you go to command menu View>On Screen View options>Hidden morph geometry    


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