Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Working with Revit users and IFC?

4 December 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Do you regularly exchange IFC data with Revit users? If so, please make sure the Revit user is using the ArchiCAD Connection plugin for Autodesk Revit applications. The ArchiCAD Connection is a free Add-In for Autodesk Revit softwares (including Revit Structure, Revit MEP and Revit Architecture). The Add-In improves the IFC model-based and bi-directional data

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PDF printing not to scale?

2 December 2014 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

PDF prints not printing to scale? The PDF created by ArchiCAD is a virtual piece of paper at real size. When you print the PDF from Adobe Acrobat, make sure page scaling is set to Actual size. Otherwise Acrobat will try and fit your A1 to the printable area of an A1 (96 or 97%)

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Tips on Speaking ArchiCAD, Speaking BIM and Miscommunication

1 December 2014 Tessa Read 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Architecture, General, Tip of the Week

This month we’re bringing you something very special – a guest blog by architect and blogger Jared Banks (AKA the creator of Shoegnome.com). Jared was eager to share with us some helpful tips on using the ‘right’ lingo when working with other architects and designers. We hope you enjoy!


Trouble opening old files?

28 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Keep an eye on model size…

26 November 2014 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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Displaying ‘all’ Fills.

25 November 2014 Mark Horrocks 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to test print all the Fills in you current project use the Fill Types object. Go to the Object Tool and search for Fill, then select the Fill Types object.  To see ALL the fills in your project, just set the Number of Fills to the number you have (by default in

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Want to show off your work?

19 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

Do you have a project you are particularly proud of?  Would you like to show it off to others? If so, why not submit your image to our Facebook page - each month we’ll choose one of your designs to grace our Facebook Header Image.  Here is an example… For more details – visit https://www.facebook.com/Cadimage 


Selecting your geometry methods in Control Box

18 November 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are struggling to select the different geometry methods available in the Control Box (offset/parallel/perpendicular etc), just make sure that you hold the left mouse button down until the options appear – its not just a matter of clicking the button.


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Quickly add Libraries

14 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have loaded a Library to a recent project in ArchiCAD, you can quickly add this to the current project too. In the Library Manager, go to the pull down button next to Add… 


Cadimage Webinars

12 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

Keep track of upcoming Cadimage Webinars by going to this dedicated page on our website…  http://cadimage.com/Support/Webinars    Cadimage Webinars are normally free to attend and typically last 30 or 45 minutes covering specific topics.  All you need to attend is a computer / tablet with audio and a web connection.