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Function Keys on a Mac with ARCHICAD

10 February 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD

Ever used the function keys on a mac with ARCHICAD? Most mac users disable the function keys when using ARCHICAD losing the media function keys (F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12) Or they leave it on and press the FN key with the Function key when they need to switch between 2d and 3d. Well

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Quick Key Tuesday – Highlight Toggle

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

Today key is: TAB What does it do? Ever wanted to select that slab under your fill, wall or do you keep selecting the roof when you simply want the slab? When you hover over an edge you’ll notice the blue element information box shape. Single line for a single element. Multiple elements and the

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Quick Key Tuesday – Show/Hide Guide Lines

2 February 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Show/Hide guide lines with a press of a single key. Todays shortcut is brought to you by key, Q


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Happy Birthday Auckland & Nelson!

1 February 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Today is Auckland Anniversary, a day the top half of the North Island celebrates by taking the day off. Nelson have got on the bandwagon and are also enjoying the day off. The top of the South Island have the day off to celebrate Nelson Anniversary Day. Is anyone working today? Support queries can be logged during this time, and

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Using the Marquee Tool and Find & Select

29 January 2016 Cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are using a Marquee to select an area of your project this will be available in the Find & Select dialogue allowing you to choose a number of selection criteria. Just like if you were using the Arrow tool options, but with the added power of Find & Select. This makes selecting specific

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How to find Spline length

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

To find the length of a Spline, activate the Element Information palette, go to Window > Palettes > Element Information. Select the Spline then choose the Element Size icon and the length will be shown.


Quick Key Tuesday – Zoom to Selection

26 January 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Zoom to selected elements. MAC: Command+Shift+’ WIN: Ctrl+Shift+’


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Whats an .lcf?

25 January 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Library Container File The extension.lcf identifies a “Library Container file”. The default ArchiCAD 17 Library is stored in an.lcf, but you can also create your own Library Container file, or extract its contents, using the File > Libraries and Objects > Create/Extract a Container command. Since the Library Container file is a single file, yet

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Project Info

22 January 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

How to Use Project Info Data The Project Info content is available for use as AutoText entries. AutoText helps you to insert project information easily in both Model Views and Layouts. Step 1: Add Project Info Open the Project Info dialog box (File/Info/Project Info) and fill in the Project, Architect and/or Client data. See also:

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Save Save Save

21 January 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

It’s important to develop good habits for saving and backing up your work as you go along, as well as periodically migrating projects from older versions of ArchiCAD to the current one. This will help you to avoid data loss or any loss of work, from day to day or over the long term. Most

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