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Quick Key Tuesday – Measure

30 August 2016 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to measure a distance in ARCHICAD, the Measure Tool is the easiest way to do it. To activate Measure, the easiest way is to press ‘M‘.  You can finish by pressing the Esc key or pressing M again.


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Quick Layers

15 August 2016 Haritha Achyutuni No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you want to quickly change the state of a Layer in your project without having to open the Layer Settings Dialog box  you can use the  Quick Layers palette. Go to Window > Palettes > Quick Layers to activate the palette Using this Quick Layers Palette you can Show/Hide Layers, Lock/Unlock Layers, Hide Selection’s

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Create Your Own Renovation Filter

12 August 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You may wish to create additional Renovation Filters. For example, you may wish to see all the elements with their respective overrides. While such a filter is not useful for your final documentation views, you may prefer to work this way in the interim. To do this: • Go to Renovation Filter Options and click

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Examples of Renovation Filters

11 August 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The following are examples of how different Renovation Filters can affect the display of your project. 1. New Construction: Here, existing elements are shown in their default display (“Show”), while new elements and elements to be demolished are highlighted with their respective Override styles.      2.Existing Plan: In this filter, “New” elements are not seen

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Listing Material Quantities for Renovation Projects

10 August 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

This workflow explains how to set up views for Interactive Schedules that help you determine the total quantities of demolished building materials to be carted away, and of new building components to be acquired. Note: The Renovation Filters cited below refer to filters whose settings are described at: Examples of Renovation Filters. List Quantities of

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Renovation Workflow: Zone Stamps for Renovated Rooms

8 August 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

This workflow is used to denote the renovation process in Zone Stamps. Suppose you have a zone that represents a closet, and it is to be transformed into a bathroom. In Existing Plan View (the starting point) and in Planned Status view (the ending point), place Zone Stamps accordingly: The first Zone Stamp, in Existing

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Renovation Workflow: Adding New Door Panel to Existing Door Frame

5 August 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are adding a new door panel to an existing frame, the following workflow can be used for your Renovation filters: Existing Plan View In the Renovation Palette, assign the original frame (Door 1) a status of “Existing”, but set it to be shown on the current filter only (i.e. Existing Plan). New Construction

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Renovation Workflow: Adding Insulation to Walls

4 August 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to add a layer of insulation to an existing wall, you simply add an insulation skin to the composite wall. However, you cannot assign “New” status to just a single component of a wall – only to the wall itself. To distinguish (for Renovation Filter purposes) the new insulation added to the

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Listing Material Quantities for Renovation Projects

3 August 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD

This workflow explains how to set up views for Interactive Schedules that help you determine the total quantities of demolished building materials to be carted away, and of new building components to be acquired. Note: The Renovation Filters cited below refer to filters whose settings are described at: Examples of Renovation Filters. List Quantities of

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Hotlinking files in 6 simple steps

27 July 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD

  Open two copies of ArchiCAD. In the first copy open the project you are currently working on. In the second copy of ArchiCAD create a new blank file, and name it i.e. ‘hotlink_library.pln’. Import all modules you might need into a ‘hotlink_library.pln’ file. Now whenever you want to place a hotlink module (i.e. a

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