Archive for the ‘ARCHICAD 21’ Category

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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CI Essential Library Updated

10 October 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ARCHICAD 21

The CI Essential Libraries for NZ and Australia have been updated to correct a problem with the Drawing Title #1590 when used in ARCHICAD 21 update 4022 To get the fix, just re-download the CI Essential Library from MyCadimage.com and replace your existing LCF file with the new one. Note: If you’re on a BIM Server,

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Sketch Rendering roughness

15 August 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

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 Training Series Volume 6 – The Algorithmic BIM Workflow

11 August 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

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.


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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


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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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 3 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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