Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Showing Zones in 3D

23 February 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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.


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Keynote Label – Changing pens for Key and Frame

22 February 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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Cadimage Slab Edges in ARCHCIAD 20

21 February 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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


D+W Schedule notes – Send notes to model

20 February 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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.  


Updates for BIMx and BIMx PRO

15 February 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The new functions: Google Drive is now supported in BIMx to transfer Hyper-models on all desktop and mobile operating systems (including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and iOS as well as Google Android devices). Apple AirDrop is also supported in BIMx, making it easy to transfer Hyper-models among any iOS or Mac OS devices.  

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How to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow

13 February 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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What Add-Ons are loaded?

10 February 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to know what Add-Ons are loaded into your ArchiCAD, go to Options > Add-On Manager…, the list displays the Add-Ons.


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Offset Edge – Fixed Area

9 February 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to offset an edge but keep the area fixed.  


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Plotmaker : Lest We Forget

3 February 2017 Joshua Osborne 8 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

It seems like only yesterday, but it’s 11 years since the much-loved Plotmaker passed on. Sure we can make layouts in ArchiCAD now, but for those of you still mourning Plotmaker’s loss, make him/her/it live on in your memory and on your desktop with this haunting wallpaper. Just hit the link below for your desktop resolution,

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Partial Structure Display

2 February 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When using Composite Structures you can set the composite Component Types (Finish, Core or Other) then use Partial Structure Display to turn off portions to more clearly represent your model.  Document > Partial Structure Display.