Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Render Marquee

23 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Place a 2D Marquee in the 3D window gives two extra render commands Render Marquee Region and Crop: With a Marquee placed, this is the default rendering command. This renders and outputs only the marquee region. Render Marquee Region: Use this function if you only want to render a small part of the 3D window. It

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PhotoRendering Automatic refresh

19 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

The Preview window in the PhotoRendering Settings can be refreshed manually or automatically. To turn on automatic preview refresh, Open the PhotoRendering Settings (Windows > Palettes > PhotoRendering Settings) Under the preview click on the far right drop down and select Auto refresh preview. The 3D window must be active in order for automatic refresh to occur.


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Morph: Modify segmentation

18 January 2017 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When you have a morph that has both curvy faces and sharp edges, to increase the resolution of the curve and still have the sharp edges. Select the morph   Command Design>Modify Morph>Modify segmentation   More segments.    


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Teamwork Reserve All

13 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Reserve All command will attempt to reserve all unreserved elements and project data in the currently opened Teamwork Project.


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Prevent Teamwork reservation frustrations

12 January 2017 Joshua Osborne 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Welcome back…

9 January 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

Welcome back to the start of 2017 and another year of Tip of the Day. We hope the Festive Season treated you well and that you are refreshed and ready to launch into 2017!  


Can’t find a Marker on plan?

22 December 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

How many times have you gone in to an old project looking for a Section, Elevation or Detail Marker and struggled to find it on plan? There is actually a very simple way to do this… right click in the Navigator (Project Map or View Map) on the Marker you are looking for and then click on the Select

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Use Layers to Prevent Intersections

21 December 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Using the Layer Intersection number, you can control how elements on different layers intersect. The number under the intersection by default is set to 1, so all intersecting elements will join according. To prevent a connection between elements for example two walls on different layers, setting the Layer Intersection of the layer to 2 will prevent

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Quick Key Tuesday: Changing Coordinate Input Method

20 December 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD automatically adjusts between Polar (Distance / Angle) and Cartesian (X / Y) Coordinate input method depending the geometry method being used. Typically linear elements will use the Polar method and rectangular elements will use the Cartesian but sometimes you may want to override this and choose what is most appropriate.  Polar Coordinate input example…

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Align Elements

19 December 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to align objects, text or drawings on your layout sheets? Edit > Align allows you to align selected elements with each other. Left / Right – All selected elements will align to the left/right most black node (bounding-box point) of the selected elements. Top and Bottom – Does the same as Left and Right but are the topmost /

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