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Simple Project setup

27 May 2016 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Generally for a single story house you need to create 3 Storys; 0.Sea Level/ Datum, 1.Ground Floor & 2.Roof. 0.Sea Level/ Datum is where you construct your 3D mesh and draw your site info. 1.Ground Floor is where you Model your ground floor; walls, slab, windows/ doors, furniture etc.  This is also where you ‘Draw’

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Find and Select Criteria Sets

26 May 2016 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In Find and Select is Criteria Sets. Sets allow commonly used Criteria to be used and imported and exported like Favorites. A great time saving feature.


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Reference Lines

25 May 2016 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can turn the Wall Reference Lines on and off by going to View>On-Screen View Options and clicking Wall & Beam Reference Lines.


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Quick Key Tuesday – Elevate

24 May 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Move a selected 3D elements vertically along the Z axis? MAC: Command + 9 WIN: Control + 9 Type the value by which you wish to raise or lower all selected elements. To allow the element’s Home Story to be automatically reset to reflect its new elevation, check Set Home Story by Elevation.


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Quick Key Tuesday – Undo Redo

17 May 2016 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Shortcut Key for Undo is Ctrl+Z (PC) or Command+Z (Mac), for Redo it is Ctrl+Shift+Z (PC) or Command+Alt+Z (Mac).  Of course you can use the Buttons in the Toolbar.


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ARCHICAD files Types

13 May 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

What type of files can ARCHICAD work with? Common Files Types. http://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/?p=46860# .pln are your Solo Projects files and are the main native document type of ArchiCAD. .bpn Backup Project files, will allow you to recover the last saved version of a damaged project file. .pla Archive files are similar to Solo Projects, but these include all the library parts,

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Opening Layouts/Views on a single tab

11 May 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

In ARCHICAD 19, with the new Tab Bar feature, double clicking on different views/layouts opens new tabs. If you would like them to open in a single tab go to Options>Work Environment>More Options  


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Quick Key Tuesday – Polyline

10 May 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Mac: Option + L Win: Shift + L


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Undo Limit

9 May 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to increase the undo limit from the default 20 steps? Open the Data Safety & Integrity settings under Options > Work Environment > Data Safety & Integrity Increase the undo limit steps.


Wall Covering Cladding types

4 May 2016 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Coverings, Tip of the Day, Tools

There are 11 types of Wall Cladding available in Cadimage Coverings: This is what they look like in 3D (Cinerender with White Model effect):  


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