Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Move through the Toolbox Tools

6 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

In a previous post I described how you could use the W key to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow (click here for the link). Well, what happens if you are on the Door Tool and want to go to the Wall Tool or Window Tool, or let’s face it, any other Tool?


Move from the Arrow Too to the last Tool used…

5 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

All ArchiCAD users learn pretty quickly that pressing ESC often enough switches you from whatever Tool is active to the Arrow Tool… but what if you then want to go back to the last Tool? To switch from the Arrow Tool to the last Tool used – press W on the keyboard…   W will

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Where is the Quick Options palette?

4 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Have you recently installed ArchiCAD 18 and wondered where the Quick Options palette has gone?  In default Work Environments provided by Graphisoft, the Quick Options palette is normally hidden. The quickets way to view the palette is to use the shortcut button located in the bottom left corner of your drawing window (Plan, 3D, Elevation etc)…


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Check out the Knowledgebase…

2 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

Do you have a question about one of the Tools?  How something works?  What something does? The Knowledgebase on our www.cadimage.com is a comprehensive resource with articles describing installation, activation, migration and tool specific content as well as troubleshooting guides. To view the Knowledgebase – click this link:  http://cadimage.com/Support/KnowledgeBase 


Exchange model data with IFC

26 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ifc, Tip of the Day

We can exchange 3D models between our collaborative team using the power of the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) file format.  ArchiCAD has been involved with the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability, BuildingSMART) organisation since 1996, and have certified IFC import and export functions. Importing an IFC model into ArchiCAD is as simple as using the

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Make your Special Snap Points more visible

25 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes on a detailed drawing, it can be difficult to see where the Special Snap Points are on an element (half way along a wall, at a distance or x divisions etc). In that case, why not change the colour to be something that stands out a little bit more?  I would suggest a colour

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Selecting the easy way…

23 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Do you know about the Direction Dependent Selection method?  This comes in to effect when you draw a selection window.  It has been in ArchiCAD for a number of versions now, but is hidden within the Info Box settings of the Arrow Tool… There are three options available and each will include elements… 1:  if any part

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‘Zoom to Selection’

20 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

…this is one of my favourite commands that I use all the time. It is really useful for the following… centring elements in the screen prior to saving a new view finding elements in a view after selecting them with Find & Select checking your selection is where you expect it to be To use Zoom

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Tips & Tricks: Detailing in ArchiCAD

19 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for some hints on Detailing in ArchiCAD… take a look at my Tips & Tricks webinar on our YouTube channel: More movies available here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/CadimageTools  


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Do you need to open an old Project?

18 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have old project files, you may have trouble opening them in the more recent versions of ArchiCAD. Fortunately Graphisoft provide ‘File Converter‘ packages that allow you to save these old files in a format that is supported.  These packages are also designed to run on newer Operating Systems for both MacOS and Windows.

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