Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Import only certain Keynotes

21 April 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

With the latest update of Keynotes you are now presented a Keynotes Review palette: This new Palette shows you all the notes that are about to be imported. You can now select just the Keynotes you want and tick ‘Only Selected’ to add just those notes to your project:


Quickly add Libraries…

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

If you have loaded a Library to a recent project in ArchiCAD, you can quickly add this to the current project too. In the Library Manager, go to the pull down button next to Add… 


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My favourite command… ‘Zoom to Selection’

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

…this is probably about my most favourite commands of all 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 to Selection -


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Hard to see Special Snap Points?

16 April 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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Get Help within Cadimage Tools

15 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

You may have noticed the question mark button previously across various Cadimage Tools – but with ArchiCAD 18 it is more prominent…


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Need to open an old ArchiCAD project?

14 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, 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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Count your Polygons

13 April 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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Tidy your Toolbox a different way…

10 April 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


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Tidy your Toolbox…

9 April 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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How to find a Marker on a busy view

8 April 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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