Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Lose the Boundaries (on Details and Worksheets!)

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

How often do you create a Detail or Worksheet and then find you have to delete the boundary that appears?  And then again each time the view updates!  Personally, I do it a lot until I remember to go and turn the function off in the Work Environment!


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Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19 – Background Processing

21 May 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD

As you no doubt already know, ARCHICAD 19 is well on its way! And so, as is traditional, the Cadimage Blog will be counting down to the official release with regular blog posts showing off what’s new. To kick things off, why not try the Predictive Background Processing?


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Opening old ArchiCAD Projects…

21 May 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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Looking for Detailing Tips?

20 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for some hints on Detailing in ArchiCAD… take a look at my Tips & Tricks webinar on our YouTube channel: More movies available here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/CadimageTools  


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Add a custom local Keynote database to your Masterspec database

19 May 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

If you import a Masterspec Database a globe symbol will appear beside the database indicating it is an online Database: This means it cannot be edited in ArchiCAD and must be done via the Masterspec online website. You may, however, require some custom notes that are beyond what Masterspec offer, to accomodate this we have

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What happens when I press ESC?

13 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, 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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Masterspec online Keynote Database now available

12 May 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

The Masterspec Masterkey Tool has now been announced for ArchiCAD which works in conjunction with the Cadimage Keynotes Tool. Once you install the Masterspec Tool and log-in you will have 2 options when importing a database in Keynotes now: ‘A Masterspec Project’ will show you a list of your projects on Masterspec online account. These

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Compare screen colour with printed colour…

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

Have you ever found the colours on screen don’t look quite like the colours you output on paper?  Well, without going in to display configuration, a simple thing you can do is use this great Object and print a version of your pen palette so you know what the colours will be like on your

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Change your start-up screen

8 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Ever get bored of looking at the same old ArchiCAD 18 splash screen? 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 version. To change the splash screen you need to change

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Manage Attributes in ArchiCAD Projects

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

Most tools in ArchiCAD rely on Attributes. Attributes include Pens, Line types, Fills, Surfaces and so on. All attributes that already exist are managed by the Attribute Manager. Over time and as you become more experienced with ArchiCAD you will begin to create your own attributes; more than likely you are already in the form of

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