Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Saving Criteria with Find & Select

7 April 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Find & Select has several Built-in Criteria Sets… but if you use Find & Select and search for the same items again and again – you can Store your own personal settings to recall the search at any time… From this same tab you can also Rename, Delete, Export and Import Criteria Sets.  


Important note about ArchiCAD, Cadimage, and Java 8

3 April 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage

As you may have already noticed, Oracle recently released version 8 of Java. At this stage, both the ArchiCAD and Cadimage installers are incompatible with Java 8, so I would strongly advise you not to install it if you want to use ArchiCAD or the Cadimage Tools on your computer. We are working on a

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Custom Shaped 3D Cutaway

3 April 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD 17 saw the introduction of new 3D Cutting Planes that make it much easier to create linear cutting planes in the 3D Window… but what if you want to create a curved or non-linear cutaway? The process is simple – the first thing to do is draw a Polyline representing the shape you want

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ArchiCAD Turns 30!

2 April 2014 Tessa Read No Comments
ArchiCAD, Company News, News

This month ArchiCAD is celebrating a milestone – it turns 30 this year, and so the folks at GRAPHISOFT decided to ask several long-time clients: ‘Why have you chosen Graphisoft?’


Insulated suspended floor – using Priority Based Connections effectively

2 April 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

We often use Cadimage Detail Elements when it comes to Sections to show the suspended timber floor members, but it would take the same time to actually model them? This would keep your section live & allow you to start to get quantities & framing plans also. To do this Ive used the slab composite

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Royal visit to New Zealand

1 April 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

It is well known that Prince Charles is fond of architecture – so much so that he attended a recent webinar hosted by yours truly looking at our Doors+Windows Tool.  The Prince of Wales, or king-2-b as his screen name read, said his interest came from “the number of doors and windows in ones palaces”. Following this,

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Creating a circular shaped drawing frame

28 March 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Drawing Frames are effectively closed polygons so edit in a similar way to Slabs, Roofs or Fills. You can select any Drawing (on a Layout Sheet or in the Modelling Environment) and click on the boundary to use the Pet Palette to add points, offset edges or add and remove… exactly the same as other

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Layer filtering

27 March 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Layers in ArchiCAD can be sorted by name, extension or status by clicking on any of the column headers… but did you know that you can also use the pop-up menu next to the funnel?   Here you can choose to: Show all layers – hopefully this is self explanatory! Hide Xref layers – helps

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Windows XP is Dead

26 March 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD

As you probably remember from last year, ArchiCAD 17 does not support Windows XP. Microsoft will end all support for Windows XP as well on the 8th of April, so for those of you still using it (4% of you, according to our web-stats), now really is the time to upgrade! I know a lot

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Stretchy Joist – how you can get an ‘X’ in cross section of Timber members

26 March 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

There is a Complex Profile available with the Beam tool called ‘Joist Stretchy’ : It is built from 2 different Building Materials – this is so they don’t join & the X remains in the middle: It can be made any size, so may be useful in the future when you use general timber beams.

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