Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

How to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow

1 October 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

All ArchiCAD users learn pretty quickly that pressing ESC often enough switches you from whatever Tool is active to the Arrow Tool… but what if you then want to go back to the last Tool? To switch from the Arrow Tool to the last Tool used – press W on the keyboard…   W will

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It’s Friday… let’s have something a bit different…

26 September 2014 Ken Good 5 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

As it is the final day of the week… let’s have some fun with ArchiCAD (especially if it is on a colleague’s machine!). How about – when ArchiCAD 18 starts up, rather than display the standard splash screen it display’s a different version?  This is a feature within ArchiCAD 18 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary

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Object of the Week

25 September 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Electrical, Objects, Tip of the Day

This week’s featured object is Ceiling Fan #1329, which models a regular ceiling fan with 4 wooden blades.

Upgrading ArchiCAD’s Protection Key

24 September 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you need to Upgrade/Activate your ArchiCAD protection key, you will need to download the GRAPHISOFT Licence Activation tool. You can get it from here And simply follow the instructions on that page.  

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Cadimage Recent Releases – September 2014

23 September 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tools

We recently made some updates to the Doors + Windows and Keynotes tools, as well as a new version of the Cadimage Installer. I’ll get to the Doors + Windows and Keynotes changes in a moment, but the main new thing that you need to know about, is the ability to see Release Reports in

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Cursor Geometry Methods

19 September 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Did you know you can change the shape of the cursor geometry?  The standard method is a rectangle (unless you click on individual elements) which is not always suitable. If you select the Arrow Tool and the click on the second button on the Info Box – you can change the method… The three options

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Filter elements in 3D

18 September 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to filter the visible elements in the 3D Window to improve performance or restrict the elements for exporting data. The Layers within ArchiCAD will allow some flexibility here – but they will not for example allow you to hide the Doors or Windows (in ArchiCAD, Doors and Windows belong to their

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What does the ESC key do?

16 September 2014 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Have you noticed the Escape (ESC) key seems to do different things at different times? This may seem strange, but it is in fact very useful… if you know what to expect! Here is what is supposed to happen when you press the ESC key once… while inputting data / drawing:  cancel the operation when

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Looking for more screen space?

12 September 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Do you find you need more space to work on in ArchiCAD?  By the time you add all the palettes and position them you can often end up with a relatively small working space.  However, you can improve this on the Windows platform by selecting Window> Full Screen The effect is a little stranger at first

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Hints, tips, tricks and more…

11 September 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for some useful information on ArchiCAD and Cadimage Tools then look no further than our YouTube channel… To access the channel – use this link: