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Changing roof pitch in 3D

19 September 2017 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can dynamically change the roof slant angle by choosing Change Roof Pitch from the pet palette when editing a roof pitch in 3D window. Note that the hinge for the roof is the roof pivot line.    


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Adding a Spot Height to a Mesh.

18 September 2017 Mark Horrocks 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To add a spot height to a mesh; have the mesh selected, AND the mesh tool selected in the ToolBox, set the Geometry Method to Polygonal, then simply double-click on the mesh, in the new dialog select your Mesh Point type.  Now you can select the point and set its ‘Z’ height from the Pet

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Opening Layouts/Views on a single tab

12 September 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

In ARCHICAD 19 and newer, with the new Tab Bar feature, double-clicking on different views/layouts opens new tabs. If you would like them to open in a single tab go to Options>Work Environment>More Options  


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Quick Options

11 September 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Quick Options Palette now with Settings Shortcuts in V19 and newer. Layer Settings, Scale, Partial Structure Display, Pens and Colors, Model View Options, Renovation Filter Options and Project preferences can now be accessed faster than ever.    


Lock your Grids

24 August 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are one of those people who likes to use Grid Lines, It is usually a good idea to lock them into place.  (This is a good practice to get into so that the goblins don’t come along and move them halfway through the project)  There are 2 simple ways to do this, By

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Element Information

22 August 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Want to measure an area or the volume of an element? Window > Palettes > Element Information The Element Information Palette is useful way to measure. It displays the area & volumes with both and without holes. Handy way to measure cut and fill with your existing and proposed meshes for example. Elements Properties.   Element’s

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Removing an individual Guide Line

18 August 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To remove a Guide Line, right click on it and select Remove Guide Line from menu.


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Saving DWG’s from the Layout Book

8 August 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When saving a DWG from your Layout, if you are only getting the Layout information and no drawings, when publishing hit the Options… button and within the Save Options set the Place Drawing into: field to Single DWG/DXF File.


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Opaque text background

4 August 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can set a cover fill to your text so that it is easier to read by ticking the Opaque box and setting the colour to white from within the text settings.


Batch Rendering in ARCHICAD

19 July 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Got a few renders to do over night? Using the Publisher is a great way to batch render a lot of images. 1st set the view settings of your perspective. Once you click ok it might start to render an image, you can click the “Stop Render” button at the bottom of the screen. Next step is to

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