Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Trouble opening old files?

28 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Keep an eye on model size…

26 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have a project that you find particularly slow to navigate or work in 3D this may be due to the model having a large number of polygons. Polygons are the 2D shapes that are pieced together to form a 3D model… and there can be a LOT of them in a model.  A

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Displaying ‘all’ Fills.

25 November 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to test print all the Fills in you current project use the Fill Types object. Go to the Object Tool and search for Fill, then select the Fill Types object.  To see ALL the fills in your project, just set the Number of Fills to the number you have (by default in

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Want to show off your work?

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

Do you have a project you are particularly proud of?  Would you like to show it off to others? If so, why not submit your image to our Facebook page - each month we’ll choose one of your designs to grace our Facebook Header Image.  Here is an example… For more details – visit https://www.facebook.com/Cadimage 


Selecting your geometry methods in Control Box

18 November 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are struggling to select the different geometry methods available in the Control Box (offset/parallel/perpendicular etc), just make sure that you hold the left mouse button down until the options appear – its not just a matter of clicking the button.


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Quickly add Libraries

14 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have loaded a Library to a recent project in ArchiCAD, you can quickly add this to the current project too. In the Library Manager, go to the pull down button next to Add… 


Cadimage Webinars

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

Keep track of upcoming Cadimage Webinars by going to this dedicated page on our website…  http://cadimage.com/Support/Webinars    Cadimage Webinars are normally free to attend and typically last 30 or 45 minutes covering specific topics.  All you need to attend is a computer / tablet with audio and a web connection.


Display current Pen Set colours

11 November 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Pens and Colors object in the ArchiCAD Library allows you to place an object that displays your current Pen Sets colours, this allows you to print these as an office pen chart or as a printer check. Go to the Objects Tool and search for Pens, the object is called Pens and Colors (not

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Open & Repair selected file

7 November 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you have a corrupted file that requires the use of the Open & Repair selected file option, please make sure you use File>Save as as soon as the file becomes usable, if not the file will continue to be saved in a temporary location.  


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Detail / Worksheet Boundary

6 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, 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?  Personally, I do it a lot until I remember to go and turn the function off in the Work Environment! If you want to do the same, go to Options> Work Environment> More Options and switch

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