Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Model View Options and Cadimage Tools

30 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cabinets, Cadimage, Coverings, Electrical, Objective, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

If you use Cadimage Electrical, Cabinets, Stairs, Coverings or Objective – don’t forget to take a look at the settings in Document> Set Model View> Model View Options…


Tags: ,

Where is the Text in my Detail Drawings?

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

Have you noticed that the text is missing from the Detail Drawings you create? This is because ArchiCAD it will not show text by default in newly created Detail Drawings.  This can be changed.  If you would like Text to be copied across from the view, simply un-check the Copy construction elements only option…


Tags: ,

Checking the Layer an Element is on…

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

The easiest way to check what layer is being used is by selecting the element and looking at the Layer field in the Infobox…


Tags: ,

How can I check a Keyboard Shortcut?

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

Have you forgotten a keyboard shortcut?  Or would you like to learn a few more to work more efficiently? To find out what keyboard shortcuts ArchiCAD is using, go to Options> Work Environment> Keyboard Shortcuts and click Show Shortcut List in Browser


Tags: ,

Where can I find more Objects?

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

If you are looking for other Objects to add to your project – have you tried searching BIMcomponents.com? All you need to do is use the search field in the Object Tool to search directly from ArchiCAD… This also works with Doors and Windows


Tags: , ,

Make linear dimensioning easier

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

If you find that there are too many options presented to you when using Linear Dimensions, you can switch the Geometry Method to limit these to Horizontal or Vertical only…


Tags: ,

Find and calculate areas quickly…

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

If you want to quickly work out and show the area of a space all you need to do is draw a Fill and activate the Show Area Text option…


Tags: ,

How do I find my License or Build Number?

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

Sometimes you need to know your license number or the build number of ArchiCAD you are running (this is important information to provide when you log a support ticket for example). This information, and more, is available inside ArchiCAD by going to Help> Licence Information… Here is a typical example:


Tags: ,

Looking for help on something?

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

Have you tried searching the Knowledgebase on www.cadimage.com? Here is a direct link:  http://cadimage.com/Support/KnowledgeBase  In the Knowledgebase, you will find a range of technical information including: Product overviews Installation instructions and extras Tutorials to help you get started Troubleshooting tips You might also find our Forums helpful as they contain a range of real-life questions

Read More


Tags: ,

ESC – what does this button do?

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

Have you noticed the Escape (ESC) key seems to do different things at different times? This may seem strange, but it is in fact very useful… if you know what to expect! Here is what is supposed to happen when you press the ESC key once… while inputting data / drawing:  cancel the operation when

Read More


Tags: ,