Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Attribute Transfer (File to File)

16 October 2014 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, 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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Jump through the Toolbox Tools

10 October 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

In a previous post I described how you could use the W key to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow (click here for the link). Well, what happens if you are on the Door Tool and want to go to the Wall Tool or Window Tool, or let’s face it, any other Tool?


Photorendering in ArchiCAD 18

8 October 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are using CineRender by MAXON to create a pretty picture in ArchiCAD 18, you might be surprised at how long the rendering is taking. I had a go just now, and it was shaping up to take a number of hours to create the rendered image. Actually, it’s quite normal for quality rendering

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Further reduce PDF File Size on Mac

7 October 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Emailing large PDF drawing booklets generated in ArchiCAD can be a problem if you are using a slow internet connection. With the Mac OSX image utility, Preview, you can resave a PDF to a reduced file size. Open the PDF Drawing Booklet with Preview. Then hit File > Export, rename the File (just in case),

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Object of the Week

3 October 2014 Andrew Watson 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Objects, Tip of the Day

Hedge #1591 is designed to model a trimmed broad-leaf hedge such as griselinia, laurel, etc. Description The basic shape of the hedge is a rectangular ‘box’, into which leaves are randomly placed. One major consideration for any leafy object is the number of polygons and edges in the model. This hedge object addresses the problem by

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How to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow

1 October 2014 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

All ArchiCAD users learn pretty quickly that pressing ESC often enough switches you from whatever Tool is active to the Arrow Tool… but what if you then want to go back to the last Tool? To switch from the Arrow Tool to the last Tool used – press W on the keyboard…   W will

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It’s Friday… let’s have something a bit different…

26 September 2014 Ken Good 5 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

As it is the final day of the week… let’s have some fun with ArchiCAD (especially if it is on a colleague’s machine!). 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

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Object of the Week

25 September 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Electrical, Objects, Tip of the Day

This week’s featured object is Ceiling Fan #1329, which models a regular ceiling fan with 4 wooden blades.


Upgrading ArchiCAD’s Protection Key

24 September 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you need to Upgrade/Activate your ArchiCAD protection key, you will need to download the GRAPHISOFT Licence Activation tool. You can get it from here https://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/licensing/ And simply follow the instructions on that page.  


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Cadimage Recent Releases – September 2014

23 September 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tools

We recently made some updates to the Doors + Windows and Keynotes tools, as well as a new version of the Cadimage Installer. I’ll get to the Doors + Windows and Keynotes changes in a moment, but the main new thing that you need to know about, is the ability to see Release Reports in

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