Archive for the ‘Development’ Category

Electrical setout

14 October 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Development, Electrical, Tip of the Day

Its almost a year since we asked a lot of our customers what frustrated them the most about drafting and designing in ArchiCAD. Their number 1 answer: Electrical setout! For a wide variety of reasons this was slow, unproductive, cumbersome and produced poor results For Example: Range of symbols in library was poor, needed more

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Cadimage Tools Versioning

17 July 2013 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Development

If you’ve logged in to download your Cadimage Tools recently, you may have noticed a change in the versions numbers. Until recently, all of our version numbers for the tools used the ArchiCAD Versions they applied to – so the ArchiCAD 17 Tools were all versioned as 17.x.xx Due to changes we’ve been making in

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Coverings Hotfix is now available

23 January 2013 Jonathan Breen 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Coverings, Development, Tip of the Day, Tools

The Coverings tool for V16 has been updated & released as a hotfix for V16 This fix includes a lot of elements hidden from the user interface… but the end result is that the Coverings tool is a lot more stable We recommend you download & install the update for a better experience with the

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Acquisition of Encina and formation of Cadimage UK Limited

14 January 2013 Campbell Yule No Comments
Development, News

Press Release Auckland, New Zealand and Bristol, United Kingdom, Monday January 14th 2013. Cadimage Group Limited of Auckland, New Zealand, today announces the acquisition of Encina and the formation of Cadimage UK Limited. Cadimage Group has acquired all the assets of Encina Limited and Cadimage UK has been formed to continue the work that has

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We Want You!

20 July 2012 Joshua Osborne 9 Comments
Cadimage, Development

ArchiCAD 16 versions of the Cadimage Tools are now all released, and we’re pretty pleased with ourselves with what has been one of the most successful, well-polished releases we’ve ever made. So what now? We have a perfectly serviceable set of developers here, but what should they do? We reckon that you, our customers, are

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Quality Control

1 May 2012 Andrew Watson 3 Comments
Development

We identified quality control as one area requiring attention. It’s going to take a few months to turn this weakness into a strength, but we have outlined a path to achieve this. At the end of the road, we want to take pride in the quality and dependability of our software. Some hard decisions we

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Components Stored as Presets

30 April 2012 Andrew Watson No Comments
Development

Each component is now a logical group of settings including Model, Materials and Appearance properties. So it makes sense to be able to save the complete bunch of settings as a preset. So when you choose a preset tile roof cladding, you are selecting not only the cladding type and dimensions, but also the plan

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Logically Grouped Settings

27 April 2012 Andrew Watson 2 Comments
Development

Until now, Materials and Appearance have been separated from the rest of the settings. For instance, you could navigate to the Cladding page of Roof Coverings, and choose a cladding type and dimensions. But to set the material and pens for the cladding, you would have to navigate first to the Materials page, then to

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Attribute Presets

26 April 2012 Andrew Watson No Comments
Development

Attribute presets replace individual pens, fills and line types. This provides a number of benefits: 1. Set default attributes Save an attribute presets with your preferred pens, fills and line-types and every object that uses that attribute preset will now use your preferences. This is a very quick way to set your default attributes. 2.

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Farewell to the Roundel

24 April 2012 Andrew Watson No Comments
Development

There has been a drive to simplify the Settings dialog wherever possible, and maintain consistency across all library parts. As a result certain items have been eliminated. These items include the roundels that used to appear on the left of standard groups of settings, and the blue star beside preset controls.