Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Exchange model data with IFC

26 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ifc, Tip of the Day

We can exchange 3D models between our collaborative team using the power of the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) file format.  ArchiCAD has been involved with the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability, BuildingSMART) organisation since 1996, and have certified IFC import and export functions. Importing an IFC model into ArchiCAD is as simple as using the

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Make your Special Snap Points more visible

25 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes on a detailed drawing, it can be difficult to see where the Special Snap Points are on an element (half way along a wall, at a distance or x divisions etc). In that case, why not change the colour to be something that stands out a little bit more?  I would suggest a colour

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Selecting the easy way…

23 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Do you know about the Direction Dependent Selection method?  This comes in to effect when you draw a selection window.  It has been in ArchiCAD for a number of versions now, but is hidden within the Info Box settings of the Arrow Tool… There are three options available and each will include elements… 1:  if any part

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‘Zoom to Selection’

20 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, 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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Tips & Tricks: Detailing in ArchiCAD

19 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for some hints on Detailing in ArchiCAD… take a look at my Tips & Tricks webinar on our YouTube channel: More movies available here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/CadimageTools  


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Do you need to open an old Project?

18 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, 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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Reminder: Updating Cadimage Tools 18

17 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

This is just a quick note – when you update Cadimage Tools for ArchiCAD 18, don’t worry if at the end of the Install the Tools still show as their ‘old version’. Once the installer has completed, you need to quit the Installer and launch ArchiCAD.  If you check the Installer again – you will

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How to create Extrusions with Cadimage Objective

16 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Extrusions, Objective, Tip of the Day

You may have noticed that recently with ArchiCAD 18 we have integrated Extrusions.  This movie will give you an overview of the new functionality:


Count your Polygons!

13 February 2015 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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Save yourself time with the Detail and Worksheet Boundary

12 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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?  And then again each time the view updates!  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,

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