Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

What is that blue box?

15 January 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Ever noticed this blue box before and don’t know what it is? Well this box lets you know that its an element that has been trimmed or has a solid element operations applied to it. In the image below, the box indicates that the wall has been trimmed to a roof. The second image lets me

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Show all info dialog boxes.

13 January 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

What to show information dialog boxes you’ve turned off eg the 3D Explore Information Options > Work Environment > Enable All Informational Messages.  


Quick Key Tuesday – W

12 January 2016 Gareth 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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New Year, New Feature!!! Keynotes Preferences.

11 January 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

With the latest Keynote update before Christmas 2015 it include a new feature. The feature allows the user to set the case for the title and description of keynotes (as a preference) and to specify exceptions, e.g. all upper-case except for the letters ‘mm’ following a number (so dimensions come out as 100mm rather than 100MM).

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Turning OFF Drawing Titles

21 December 2015 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To turn off the drawing title of a View placed on a Layout, select the drawing and open its Settings, under Title select No Title.


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Align Elements

17 December 2015 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, 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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Control Plan View Display of Cadimage Stairs

8 December 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

To control the display of the Stair on Plan View, create a new Polystair or select an existing one and go to its settings. Navigate to the Floor Plan and Section Panel then FLOOR PLAN DISPLAY> Show on Stories as highlighted below: The default option should be All Relevant Stories but it may be one

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Avoid Wall Covering untidiness…

7 December 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Coverings, Tip of the Day, Tools

Avoid a situation like this with Wall Coverings in ARCHICAD:   In Layout> Ignore Shape Detail near Ends you can set a distance where the Covering can ignore the shape detail of the model: This was introduced following ARCHICAD 17 to allow the control of the connection as walls now clash rather than mitre. By

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Set Alignment of Cadimage Stairs

4 December 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

To set the Alignment of Stairs (Left, Right or Centre), use the Preview and Positioning Panel to pick on the appropriate hotspot:


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Editing Keynotes content

3 December 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Keynotes, Tip of the Day, Tools

To edit the content of a Keynote (Key, Title, Spec or Description), select the Keynote you want to change and edit the fields in Keynote Editing shown below: Any changes made to the fields are automatically saved to the database. However, if any of the keynotes have already been placed as Labels, you will need to

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