Archive for the ‘Support’ Category

Keep up to date with latest Tool releases

9 December 2014 Tessa Read No Comments
News, Support, Tools

Many of you have asked to be kept up to date with new releases of the Cadimage Tools, via email. This is a great idea, however we are aware that too many emails can spoil a good thing. So, if you would like to receive these emails, we request that you: Log in to your

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How to create a channel drain linetype

20 August 2013 Tate Gibbes 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Support, Tip of the Day

I used to get very frustrated having to use fills and lines to show simple things like channel drains. So I came up with a linetype of my own that would look rightish and this is how I did it. I started by drawing some basic straight lines to show the shape I wanted Once

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Add some light to your images

16 August 2013 Tate Gibbes 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Support, Tip of the Day

When doing internal renderings, try to remember that sunlight travels in through windows and reflects off surfaces.  To emulate this effect simply place in some window lamps.  These objects can be found in the Lightworks folder in the Lamp default settings dialog box: Simply place the object to the inside face of the window with

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Do you draw a lot of repetitive details?

8 August 2013 Tate Gibbes 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, General, Support, Tip of the Day

Do you find that you are constantly drawing the same details?  Ok so they might not be exactly the same but are close enough.  Why not make a module file of the detail so that you can take some of the repetitiveness out of the job.  It is a really simple process. Firstly draw the

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Are you sick of filling in the same forms

7 August 2013 Tate Gibbes 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Support, Tip of the Day

Do you have forms that you need to fill in on every job?  The one that springs to mind for me is the Building consent Application files. Heres a simple tip to help you.  Download the PDF copy of your forms and place them onto a layout, This means the form is already there and

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Afterhours help

5 August 2013 Tate Gibbes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Support, Tip of the Day

If you are like me and find that the best time of the day to get productive work done is once everyone else is in bed, you might have a situation where you need help, As much as I like working late too, our support center is not open 24 hours (occasionally they let us

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Placing Objects.

7 June 2013 Tate Gibbes 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Support, Tip of the Day

Anchor Point When placing your objects, Set your anchor point to match your insertion point.  I.E. A bed object anchor could be the middle of the bed head, a pot plant could be the center of the pot. Each object will have a number of options to choose from indicated by an ‘X‘ on the

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Are you using all those libraries?

30 May 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Support, Tip of the Day

A lot of people will load all available libraries to ensure they have everything when designing a building. We have raised the issue it can cause with duplicates but one other issue it can cause is slow load up times. With each library it has to load all of the objects & this can go

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Where are the libraries stored?

23 May 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Support, Tip of the Day

Some users of ArchiCAD may be unaware of where the objects they are loading are coming from. It can be even more confusing with office libraries being used from a server. There is an easy way to find out where the library is located to allow you to maintain these file location. If you go

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Calculating Cut and fill volumes

16 May 2013 Tate Gibbes 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Content, General, Support, Tip of the Day

We have all had situations where we need to calculate Cut and Fill volumes for sloping sites.  Here is a simple technique for doing this is to use Solid Element Operations. First of all,once you have created your mesh, create a copy of it off to the side.  Use your slabs and footings to create

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