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New Door and Window Schedule Notes Palette

30 June 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Theres a new Palette in town! The Doors+Windows Schedule Notes Palette. With this you can add your own database of notes, almost like Keynotes. They can then be assigned to any Window in your Model and these will automatically appear in the Schedule. You can access the Palette from Cadimage>Doors+Windows>Schedule Notes: Here you add a

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Manage your Attributes…

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

Most tools in ArchiCAD rely on Attributes. Attributes include Pens, Line types, Fills, Surfaces and so on. All attributes that already exist are managed by the Attribute Manager. Over time and as you become more experienced with ArchiCAD you will begin to create your own attributes; more than likely you are already in the form of

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Change what the Tracker can show

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

Did you know the Tracker can show more than the usual few visible items? The example below shows the typical display of the Tracker when


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ArchiCAD – Master Only Layer

23 June 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

The ArchiCAD – Master Only Layer was created by the Cadimage Tools in ArchiCAD 17 before for the Cadimage Keynotes Tool. This is no longer required in ArchiCAD 18 as the Keynotes Tool now has a smarter way of handling its placement and style. Previously you would place a placeholder object on each Master Layout on

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What layer is my element on?

22 June 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…


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Support ticket tips

19 June 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

When you log a support ticket (by email or online via www.mycadimage.com) it is important to include as much detailed information as possible.  This is to help the Cadimage Support Team diagnose and resolve your problem as quickly as possible. If possible, please include


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Launch a new instance…

18 June 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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Monitor your model in 3D

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

If you have a project that you find particularly slow to navigate or work in 3D this may be due to the model having a large number of polygons. Polygons are the 2D shapes that are pieced together to form a 3D model… and there can be a LOT of them in a model.  A

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Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19 – OpenGL Performance Boost

16 June 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19

For working in 3D and for informal client presentations, most of us probably turn to ArchiCAD’s built‐in 3D window with the OpenGL engine. OpenGL provides fast navigation in 3D views that are always up to date, and allow co‐design with the client. So with ArchiCAD 19, Graphisoft have fine-tuned and optimized the OpenGL engine, so

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Column for Key in Keynote Schedule

16 June 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

There is a very small option in the Keynote Schedule object which can make a big difference to the appearance of your schedule. Within the settings under Text Format>Key there is a checkbox for ‘Treat the Key as part of the Title': If this is turned on the Keynotes will be formatted as paragraphs with

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