Archive for the ‘ARCHICAD 21’ Category

Set the Date and Time for Cameras and in the 3D Projection Settings directly, and save it to views.

19 December 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

In the past, date and time in the Sun Settings would only update the Sun Altitude and Azimuth, without storing the corresponding date and time settings. Now in ARCHICAD 21, the Date and Time settings are stored and remembered.


Whats that grey area in my Section and Elevations on AC21

6 December 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

This is a new feature introduced in ARCHICAD 21, the grey area is giving you a graphical feedback on where the horizontal/vertical boundaries are. This is the same with the dashes at the top of your screen. The boundaries can be moved and the marker location for your section will change in plan, no more having to

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Open Book Settings Dialog

4 December 2017 Amy Li No Comments
ArchiCAD, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

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.  


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Slab area with AC21 Label Tool

21 November 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
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For years people have wanted to show the area of a slab in plan (like the fill tool). Now with ARCHICAD 21 this is made a lot easier with the auto text labels enhancements. Place an associative label on the slab, and then insert the area auto text. https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/videos/archicad/archicad-21-new-features/archicad_21_autotext_label_enhancements/


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ARCHICAD 21 – Skin List Label Object Improvements

10 November 2017 Amy Li No Comments
ArchiCAD, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day


AC21 Check Your Plumbing!

8 November 2017 Amy Li No Comments
ArchiCAD, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

Ensuring that your plumbing can make the minimum falls required within confined spaces, such as floor to ceiling cavities, can be awkward.  If you do not have ArchiCAD’s MEP modelling software, then you might like to try this trick.  To create your drains, simply use a CHS Hot-Finished Beam 21 from the built-in library.  Set the Rotation Axis to Along cross-section,

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AC21 How to save selection as a .PLN file

7 November 2017 Amy Li No Comments
ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

Save Selection as .pln a new feature for ARCHICAD 21. Saving a selection in MOD format saves model and Floor Plan data only unlike a .PLN file retains the full 2D content as displayed in the Navigator. Use File > External Content > Save Selection as Module to open the following dialog box: 2.Enter or choose a file name. 3.Choose

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AC21 CineRender – Monochrome Model

3 November 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

For those sick of white for their white card model renders, ARCHICAD 21 introduces Monochrome Model settings when using the CineRender by MAXON Render Engine. This allows you to change the colour of your “white card” render and allow you to turn on/off things like transparency, reflectance & luminance. To use the Monochrome Model you need

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AC21 IFC Hotlink

31 October 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 21, ifc, Tip of the Day

In ARCHICAD 21 the IFC can be inserted into the file direct from the Hotlinking dialog.


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AC21 Dashed Polylines

30 October 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

New in ARCHICAD 21 is an option to set a polyline either Continuous or by Segment          


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