It’s now March and no doubt like everyone else you were a bit busy on the run up to the holidays and you may not have had time to keep on top of ArchiCAD maintenance… so now is a good time to Check for Updates! First of all, check ArchiCAD is up to date… to
If you want to make a circular Slab, first draw a circle the shape of your slab. Select the Slab tool and Magic Wand (Space-click) the edge of the circle. NOTE: You can Magic Wand and shape you like, a closed Spline for example.
If you are trying to save a number of 3D views, often placing cameras is the best option, whilst in the 3D window choose View > 3D Navigation Extras > Put a camera into the path
If you want to toggle between displaying walls and beams with their reference lines , go to View >On-Screen View Options and click on Walls & Beams Reference Lines.
To change the background colour of your Work Environment go to View> Grid & Editing Plane Options > Grids and Backgrounds, double click on the existing background colour and chose a new one, click OK, then OK again.
To Drag Multiple Copies of an element, select it and activate the Drag command Ctrl + D (PC) or Command + D (Mac) then use the multiple copy shortcut key; Ctrl + Alt (PC) or Command + Alt (Mac). You should see two small plus icons ‘++‘ next to your cursor. Now anywhere you click on
By default Zones will not show in 3D. To make them show go to View > Elements in 3D View > Filter elements in 3D… and tick the box next to Zones.
The Keynote Label offers two ways of changing it’s pen attributes. You can either change the pen under the Text style flyout in the Label Settings Dialog box, which will set the color for both keynote and frame. or use the second option that is to check the box ‘Use symbol color’ from either the Label tool Info
Yes, it still exists in V20, you just have to make sure you have installed the Objective tool which includes 3 tools (Objective, Extrusions and Slab Edges). Make sure to apply the Cadimage Profile 20, or add the tool manually to the toolbox following instructions from the article belowhttps://cadimage.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/217200806-How-to-manually-add-Tools-to-the-Toobox
When adding notes to Doors or Windows from the Door+Window Schedule, remember to send the notes to model prior to updating the schedule. The Schedule is a 2D representation of the modelled door or window. The ‘Send notes to Model’ button can be found in the Doors+Windows Schedule Notes Palette.