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Notes on Cadimage Stairs for ArchiCAD 18

21 August 2014 Tessa Read No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Development, Stairs

The Cadimage Stair Tool has now been released for ArchiCAD 18, and is ready for download right away. Before you get started with it though, here are a few things that you should know. First off, you’ll need to use the Cadimage Polystair and Railing toolbox items to use the tool, so if you haven’t

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Struggling to see your Special Snaps?

19 August 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Embedding Drawings into your file

14 August 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD

By breaking the link of your external drawings, they automatically become embedded into your file.


Creating the basis of your CAD Standards

11 August 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

CAD standards is a hot topic and with software evolving they have to adapt to work well with the new automated systems to improve your workflow. The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document included with your ArchiCAD 18 under Help>ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template can easily create the basis of your CAD Standards. With this you can


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Lock your Grid Layer

6 August 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When you have finished creating your Grids, Lock the Layer in ALL your Layer Combinations, which will make it very difficult to accidentally edit its position.


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Looking for Quick Options Palette?

5 August 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Have you recently installed ArchiCAD 18 and wondered where the Quick Options palette has gone?  In default Work Environments provided by Graphisoft, the Quick Options palette is normally hidden. The quickets way to view the palette is to use the shortcut button located in the bottom left corner of your drawing window (Plan, 3D, Elevation etc)…


Mac Magic Mouse

30 July 2014 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you can’t live without the style of a Mac Magic Mouse, but still want to be productive using ArchiCAD, you can add two features. First enable the ‘Right-Click’. To do this open up the Mouse Settings, and tick the Secondary Click ON. Then, most importantly you’ll need to activate the ‘Wheel Click’.  To do this

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Save some screen space…

29 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

On lower resolution screens you can save some space by setting the Navigator to ‘auto-hide’.  This means it will disappear after you have selected a view and give you more space to work in. To set the Navigator to auto-hide, right click at the top of the palette and choose ‘Auto-hide Navigator‘… To see how

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Lost your Navigator?

25 July 2014 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If your Navigator palette has disappeared from your screen, the quickest way to switch it on is to use the shortcut button located in the bottom left corner of your drawing window (Plan, 3D, Elevation etc)…


Hide Master items on Layouts

23 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Generally you don’t want to ‘hide’ elements on your Layout.  But if your Title information is not visible, you may have inadvertently turned it off. To toggle it ON and OFF go to View > On-Screen View Options and check or uncheck the Master items on Layout option. NOTE: Even if the Layout info is OFF (i.e. not

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