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ArchiCAD Reference Guide – a gold mine

30 January 2015 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Graphisoft ArchiCAD Reference Guide offers 3465 pages of clear information on all ArchiCAD functions and tools on a click of a button.


Placing Doors and Windows in Slanted Walls

29 January 2015 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Windows and Doors can be placed in any type of wall, including polygonal, slanted and complex shapes. If your project contains slanted walls, use the Door/Window Opening Plane icons (Door/Window Preview and Positioning Panel) to make the plane of your openings either associated to the wall plane or remain vertical…


Restrict your dimensions

26 January 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…


Speedy area calcs

23 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, 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…


Navigator gone missing?

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

If you find you have accidentally closed your Navigator, it can easily be switched back on from almost all ArchiCAD document windows…   All you need to do is click the Navigator button highlighted below…  


Launch another ArchiCAD session

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

If you are working in a project and want to check something in another file – don’t go through the hassle of closing, opening, closing and reopening… all you need to do is choose File> Open and then pick the Launch a new instance of ArchiCAD option… This option is also available with New and Teamwork

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Where did I put that Marker?

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

How many times have you gone in to an old project looking for a Section, Elevation or Detail Marker and struggled to find it on plan? There is actually a very simple way to do this… right click in the Navigator (Project Map or View Map) on the Marker you are looking for and then click on the Select

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Lose the text… again…

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

Previously, in this post I showed a quick method for reducing the size of the Toolbox by reducing its size to hide the text. Here is a different way to ‘lose the text’… but this time it will allow you to create a double or even triple stack Toolbox. First of all, right click anywhere


Lose the text…

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

The text description in the Toolbox in ArchiCAD takes up a lot of space.  If you have used ArchiCAD for any length of time, you will no doubt be familiar with what the Window Tool or Door Tool looks like! To gain some ‘free space’ – simply resize the Toolbox by dragging its bottom right

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What is my licence number?

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

Sometimes you need to know your licence 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: