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Reminder: Updating Cadimage Tools 18

17 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

This is just a quick note – when you update Cadimage Tools for ArchiCAD 18, don’t worry if at the end of the Install the Tools still show as their ‘old version’. Once the installer has completed, you need to quit the Installer and launch ArchiCAD.  If you check the Installer again – you will

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How to create Extrusions with Cadimage Objective

16 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Extrusions, Objective, Tip of the Day

You may have noticed that recently with ArchiCAD 18 we have integrated Extrusions.  This movie will give you an overview of the new functionality:


Count your Polygons!

13 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have a project that you find particularly slow to navigate or work in 3D this may be due to the model having a large number of polygons. Polygons are the 2D shapes that are pieced together to form a 3D model… and there can be a LOT of them in a model.  A

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Save yourself time with the Detail and Worksheet Boundary

12 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

How often do you create a Detail or Worksheet and then find you have to delete the boundary that appears?  And then again each time the view updates!  Personally, I do it a lot until I remember to go and turn the function off in the Work Environment! If you want to do the same,

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Cadimage Cabinets ID’s: ON or OFF ?

11 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cabinets, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

If you place a Cadimage Cabinet, the plan view display might show the ID for the object (this depends on your project defaults). You can control the ID display with Model View Options:  go to Document>Set Model View>Model View Options>Cadimage Cabinets (1)>Plan View Label (2) Turn off the ID by selecting Plan View Labels then Label Content (3)  


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Add Libraries to a Project quickly…

10 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have loaded a Library to a recent project in ArchiCAD, you can quickly add this to the current project too. In the Library Manager, go to the pull down button next to Add… 


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Check Surfaces

9 February 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have missing attributes in your ArchiCAD you can get ArchiCAD to automatically check all of your Surfaces. Simply go to Options>Element Attributes>Check Surfaces:


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Get to Toolbox settings quickly

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

Sometimes it is necessary to change the settings of your Toolbox… for example to add extra Tools or change the order they appear in.  To do this you have to go to the Work Environment settings and remember the following path:  Options> Work Environment> Toolbox… …unless you know the shortcut!


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Filter your Layers

4 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, 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 to tidy up

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What is the shortcut for…

3 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Have you forgotten a keyboard shortcut?  Or would you like to learn a few more to work more efficiently? To find out what keyboard shortcuts ArchiCAD is using, go to Options> Work Environment> Keyboard Shortcuts and click Show Shortcut List in Browser


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