Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

What is my licence number?

1 February 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes you need to know your licence number or the build number of ArchiCAD you are running (this is important information to provide when you log a support ticket for example). This information, and more, is available inside ArchiCAD by going to Help> Licence Information… Here is a typical example:


Hide Locked Layers

31 January 2017 James Service 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Work Environment gives you the option to hide locked layers in Pop-Up Up Palettes. This means if hidden layers are locked in your Layer Combination’s You get nice short layer lists when working in the View Map.


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Happy Birthday Auckland, Nelson & Northland!

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

Today is Auckland, Nelson & Northland Anniversary Day, a day the top half of the North Island celebrate by taking the day off. Nelson have got on the bandwagon and are also enjoying the day off. The top of the South Island have the day off to celebrate Nelson Anniversary Day. Is anyone working today? Support queries can be

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Exporting Layers to PDF

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

Have you seen the ARCHICAD channel on youtube? Some great content can be found on there, like exporting layers to PDF.


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Create Sun Study

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

Either place a Camera or navigate in 3D to the desired 3D view. To open this dialog box, use Document > Creative Imaging > Create Sun Study.


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Quick Key Tuesday – W

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

Want to toggle between the arrow tool and the last selected tool? Press the w key


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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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