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Repair a damaged ArchiCAD 17 file

22 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

A new feature was introduced in ArchiCAD 17 to allow you to attempt to repair a damaged file.  Sadly this does not work in all cases – but is certainly worth trying. Launch ArchiCAD in the normal way and select Open… Choose your file and check the Open & Repair selected file option…  


Backup Files

18 July 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD

Opening a Backup Project file (.bpn) allows you to recover the latest backup copy of a damaged project file, provided that the Make Backup Copy checkbox is active in Options > Work Environment > Data Safety & Integrity


BIMobject – more objects for ArchiCAD

16 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

BIM Components is the main portal for us to access ArchiCAD objects, and we can do this directly from the Object Tool in ArchiCAD. But there is another Object provider that has an ArchiCAD App that you can install to give you 1000′s more ArchiCAD objects at your finger tips. You can read info on

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3D Printing from ArchiCAD 17

15 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD 17 can directly save and open Stereolitography (.stl) files using a built-in STL Add-On. The STL files contain only the surface geometry of a 3D model without any additional information – there is no colour or material etc.  The file contains the surface of the model divided into triangles.  STL is normally used for

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‘Zoom to Selection’

11 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

…this is one of my favourite commands that I use all the time. It is really useful for the following… centring elements in the screen prior to saving a new view finding elements in a view after selecting them with Find & Select checking your selection is where you expect it to be To use Zoom

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Check for Updates

9 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If a new ArchiCAD (Hot fix) or Library Update becomes available you will be notified with an on-screen alert if the Check for Updates function is turned ON. Go to Options > Work Environment > Network and Update and tick the Check for Updates box. NOTE: Check with your BIM Manager before making this change,

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Prevent Teamwork reservation frustrations

8 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

When you are working in a Teamwork environment, it is important to think of others.  If you simply close ArchiCAD and walk away from your machine you could be leaving other team members locked out from elements / dialogs you have reserved. To prevent this, simply set the Release All when closing Teamwork Project with Send

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Creating multi storey buildings in Storey Setttings

2 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When creating multi storey buildings, once you have generated one floorplate system, you can use the Edit Elements by Stories to copy paste elements to multiple stories. Simply have the Storey selected in the Project Map, right-click and choose Edit Elements by Stories. The below image will copy all Elements from ‘1 Ground Floor‘ to ‘2 First

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Marmite time: ArchiCAD sounds?

1 July 2014 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

As the famous saying goes for Marmite – you either love it or hate it.  Well, surprisingly, sounds in ArchiCAD seem to produce the same reaction from users. Personally, I love them… with sounds enabled you can hear ArchiCAD finish tasks such as 3D window generation and rendering – inform you of error messages –

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“A Greenhouse Fulla Buckminster”

27 June 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD

Here’s a cool project from an ArchiCAD customer here in New Zealand. It’s all ‘open-source’, so you can download the plans for free and make it yourself in your own back yard! Inspired by the shapes made famous by architect Buckminster Fuller, not to mention the ideas for the world in which he presented through

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