Archive for the ‘ArchiCAD’ Category

Mac Magic Mouse

30 July 2014 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you can’t live without the style of a Mac Magic Mouse, but still want to be productive using ArchiCAD, you can add two features. First enable the ‘Right-Click’. To do this open up the Mouse Settings, and tick the Secondary Click ON. Then, most importantly you’ll need to activate the ‘Wheel Click’.  To do this

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Save some screen space…

29 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

On lower resolution screens you can save some space by setting the Navigator to ‘auto-hide’.  This means it will disappear after you have selected a view and give you more space to work in. To set the Navigator to auto-hide, right click at the top of the palette and choose ‘Auto-hide Navigator‘… To see how

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Lost your Navigator?

25 July 2014 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If your Navigator palette has disappeared from your screen, the quickest way to switch it on is to use the shortcut button located in the bottom left corner of your drawing window (Plan, 3D, Elevation etc)…


Hide Master items on Layouts

23 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Generally you don’t want to ‘hide’ elements on your Layout.  But if your Title information is not visible, you may have inadvertently turned it off. To toggle it ON and OFF go to View > On-Screen View Options and check or uncheck the Master items on Layout option. NOTE: Even if the Layout info is OFF (i.e. not

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Repair a damaged ArchiCAD 17 file

22 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

A new feature was introduced in ArchiCAD 17 to allow you to attempt to repair a damaged file.  Sadly this does not work in all cases – but is certainly worth trying. Launch ArchiCAD in the normal way and select Open… Choose your file and check the Open & Repair selected file option…  


Backup Files

18 July 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD

Opening a Backup Project file (.bpn) allows you to recover the latest backup copy of a damaged project file, provided that the Make Backup Copy checkbox is active in Options > Work Environment > Data Safety & Integrity


BIMobject – more objects for ArchiCAD

16 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

BIM Components is the main portal for us to access ArchiCAD objects, and we can do this directly from the Object Tool in ArchiCAD. But there is another Object provider that has an ArchiCAD App that you can install to give you 1000′s more ArchiCAD objects at your finger tips. You can read info on

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3D Printing from ArchiCAD 17

15 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD 17 can directly save and open Stereolitography (.stl) files using a built-in STL Add-On. The STL files contain only the surface geometry of a 3D model without any additional information – there is no colour or material etc.  The file contains the surface of the model divided into triangles.  STL is normally used for

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‘Zoom to Selection’

11 July 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

…this is one of my favourite commands that I use all the time. It is really useful for the following… centring elements in the screen prior to saving a new view finding elements in a view after selecting them with Find & Select checking your selection is where you expect it to be To use Zoom

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Check for Updates

9 July 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If a new ArchiCAD (Hot fix) or Library Update becomes available you will be notified with an on-screen alert if the Check for Updates function is turned ON. Go to Options > Work Environment > Network and Update and tick the Check for Updates box. NOTE: Check with your BIM Manager before making this change,

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