Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Column for Key in Keynote Schedule

16 June 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

There is a very small option in the Keynote Schedule object which can make a big difference to the appearance of your schedule. Within the settings under Text Format>Key there is a checkbox for ‘Treat the Key as part of the Title': If this is turned on the Keynotes will be formatted as paragraphs with

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Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19 – Pointclouds

15 June 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19

ARCHICAD 19 reads point-clouds, providing faster, error-free building surveys by using the latest 3D scanner laser-survey technology, eliminating all errors due to manual data input. Refurbishment projects typically start with a time-consuming building-survey phase that may involve manual measurements and the creation of a digital building model. But now 3D scanners – representing the latest

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How big is a room?

15 June 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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Want to see what colours look like on paper?

12 June 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 what you can see in the 3D window

11 June 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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Looking for information on one of your Tools?

10 June 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

Have you tried searching the Knowledgebase on www.cadimage.com? Here is a direct link:  http://cadimage.com/Support/KnowledgeBase  In the Knowledgebase, you will find a range of technical information including: Product overviews Installation instructions and extras Tutorials to help you get started Troubleshooting tips You might also find our Forums helpful as they contain a range of real-life questions

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Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19 – TABS!

9 June 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19

Tabs – we know you love ‘em. I certainly do. If you’re anything like us, you have approximately 1 bajillion tabs open in your web browser at any given time. You’re already familiar with them and the way they work, so it makes sense to have them in ARCHICAD now too. The new Tabs interface

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Multiple default options for Keynote Labels

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

Label Styles is a feature at the very bottom of the Keynotes Palette allowing you to set different defaults for your Keynotes. You just set up the Keynote as you want it and choose ‘New Style': Give it a name and that is stored and used from now on: You can then add another style

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Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19 – Label Improvements

8 June 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19

I know – ‘Label Improvements’ doesn’t sound particularly sexy as far as New Features go, but bear with me. The label tool – which we all use, but probably never actually think about – has got some fancy new tricks.The first thing is that you can now add multiple labels to a single element.


Can’t find a Marker on plan?

8 June 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

How many times have you gone in to an old project looking for a Section, Elevation or Detail Marker and struggled to find it on plan? There is actually a very simple way to do this… right click in the Navigator (Project Map or View Map) on the Marker you are looking for and then click on the Select

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