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Masterspec online Keynote Database now available

12 May 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

The Masterspec Masterkey Tool has now been announced for ArchiCAD which works in conjunction with the Cadimage Keynotes Tool. Once you install the Masterspec Tool and log-in you will have 2 options when importing a database in Keynotes now: ‘A Masterspec Project’ will show you a list of your projects on Masterspec online account. These

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Compare screen colour with printed colour…

11 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Have you ever found the colours on screen don’t look quite like the colours you output on paper?  Well, without going in to display configuration, a simple thing you can do is use this great Object and print a version of your pen palette so you know what the colours will be like on your

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Change your start-up screen

8 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Ever get bored of looking at the same old ArchiCAD 18 splash screen? How about – when ArchiCAD 18 starts up, rather than display the standard splash screen it display’s a different version?  This is a feature within ArchiCAD 18 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary version. To change the splash screen you need to change

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Manage Attributes in ArchiCAD Projects

6 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Most tools in ArchiCAD rely on Attributes. Attributes include Pens, Line types, Fills, Surfaces and so on. All attributes that already exist are managed by the Attribute Manager. Over time and as you become more experienced with ArchiCAD you will begin to create your own attributes; more than likely you are already in the form of

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Editing Keynote database in Excel

5 May 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

While Keynotes in ArchiCAD 18 uses the .keynotes format by default it still supports the legacy format .CSV. This format has several limitations from not being able to form a hierarchy of notes and now being able to control status (Current/Deleted) but if used in a simple method this workflow will work as expected. There

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Change what is visible in 3D

4 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to filter the visible elements in the 3D Window to improve performance or restrict the elements for exporting data. The Layers within ArchiCAD will allow some flexibility here – but they will not for example allow you to hide the Doors or Windows (in ArchiCAD, Doors and Windows belong to their

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Control your Linear dimensions

30 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you find that there are too many options presented to you when using Linear Dimensions, you can switch the Geometry Method to limit these to Horizontal or Vertical only…


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Review updates of Keynote Database

28 April 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

The new Keynote Review Palette allows you to view notes before import. If this is an updated database the notes will appear different colours depending on what has happened to them: RED – This Keynote has been removed YELLOW – This Keynote has been modified BLUE – This Keynote has been added


Show your Area

27 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you want to quickly work out and show the area of a space all you need to do is draw a Fill and activate the Show Area Text option…


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Control your Linear Dimensions

24 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you find that there are too many options presented to you when using Linear Dimensions, you can switch the Geometry Method to limit these to Horizontal or Vertical only…


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