Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

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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Attribute Transfer (File to File)

16 October 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Jump through the Toolbox Tools

10 October 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

In a previous post I described how you could use the W key to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow (click here for the link). Well, what happens if you are on the Door Tool and want to go to the Wall Tool or Window Tool, or let’s face it, any other Tool?


Photorendering in ArchiCAD 18

8 October 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are using CineRender by MAXON to create a pretty picture in ArchiCAD 18, you might be surprised at how long the rendering is taking. I had a go just now, and it was shaping up to take a number of hours to create the rendered image. Actually, it’s quite normal for quality rendering

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Further reduce PDF File Size on Mac

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

Emailing large PDF drawing booklets generated in ArchiCAD can be a problem if you are using a slow internet connection. With the Mac OSX image utility, Preview, you can resave a PDF to a reduced file size. Open the PDF Drawing Booklet with Preview. Then hit File > Export, rename the File (just in case),

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Object of the Week

3 October 2014 Andrew Watson 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Objects, Tip of the Day

Hedge #1591 is designed to model a trimmed broad-leaf hedge such as griselinia, laurel, etc. Description The basic shape of the hedge is a rectangular ‘box’, into which leaves are randomly placed. One major consideration for any leafy object is the number of polygons and edges in the model. This hedge object addresses the problem by

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How to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow

1 October 2014 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

All ArchiCAD users learn pretty quickly that pressing ESC often enough switches you from whatever Tool is active to the Arrow Tool… but what if you then want to go back to the last Tool? To switch from the Arrow Tool to the last Tool used – press W on the keyboard…   W will

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