Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Halloween special… shoot ‘em up style

31 October 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Today we are going to look at how we can add a First Person Shooter cross hair to ArchiCAD when you are using 3D Explore. To do this, go to 3D Explore… Then press


OS X Yosemite – Compatible ArchiCAD versions

30 October 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Supported versions: GRAPHISOFT is maintaining compatibility for ArchiCAD 17 and 18 and connected products (BIMcloud, BIMx, BIM Server, BIM Server Manager) on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Based on GRAPHISOFT’s first tests ArchiCAD 17  and 18 generally work well on 10.10 with some minor issues that are detailed in this article. BIMx desktop users should note, that BIMx cannot

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Transferring BIM Server data in OS X Yosemite

29 October 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

 Warning: Transferring user data to another computer via Apple’s Migration Assistant to another computer with a newer OS X version (i.e. Computer A running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8 to Computer B running OS X Mavericks 10.9) is not advised and may result in corruption of ArchiCAD and BIM Server software. The recommendation is that you first back-up

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ArchiCAD related reading

28 October 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to read some ArchiCAD related books, go to http://www.graphisoft.com/learning/archicad_books/ you’ll find a range of reading including a book from our own UK trainer Ken Good. “Discover smart BIM”


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What do the Renovation filters do?

27 October 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

With the Renovation functionality in ArchiCAD every element can have 1 of 3 statuses: Existing Demolished New With this status the Renovation filters can show, hide or override anything using a particular status. We have included 8 statuses with the NZE template that are set up like so:   You can read up more about

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Quick access to Toolbox settings

24 October 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to change the settings of your Toolbox… for example to add extra Tools or change the order they appear in.  To do this you have to go to the Work Environment settings and remember the following path:  Options> Work Environment> Toolbox… …unless you know the shortcut!


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Placing Drawings to a new Subset

23 October 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Using the Organiser, you can easily create new Subsets and place drawings in it. 1. Create a new Subset 2. Rename 3. Select the drawings 4. Place Drawings  


IMPORTANT – Yosemite Compatibility with ArchiCAD

22 October 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD

The latest version of OS X (10.10, Yosemite) has been released in the last couple of days and many of you are thinking about upgrading to it. Before doing so make sure you read GRAPHISOFT’s advice in this article and also note that we have already encountered problems that are not yet covered in this

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Remember to SAVE your work!

21 October 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Remember, your ArchiCAD project file is your project, so make sure you save very frequently to ensure that your work is being recorded. To save, click the floppy disc icon in your toolbar, or hit Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (OSX) on your keyboard.   This action renames your current .pln file as a .bpn file,

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How to use the Change tool

20 October 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The Change Tool has been a welcome addition to the ArchiCAD Toolbox in ArchiCAD 18 allowing you to draw Revision clouds with ease. But what layer should they be on? This entirely depends on where you want to see the cloud. We generally think that the Change tool should be placed using the views specific

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