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Trouble opening old files?

28 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you have old project files, you may have trouble opening them in the more recent versions of ArchiCAD. Fortunately Graphisoft provide ‘File Converter‘ packages that allow you to save these old files in a format that is supported.  These packages are also designed to run on newer Operating Systems for both MacOS and Windows.

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Door and Window Favorites

27 November 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

When you are saving Doors or Windows as a favourite, you may want to save them with a custom ID, as a default the ID is not saved to the ‘Favorite’ palette. Go to the command menu Options> Palettes>Favorites Click in the little arrow to the right and go to ‘Favorite Preferences’ Unckeck the ID>

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Keep an eye on model size…

26 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have a project that you find particularly slow to navigate or work in 3D this may be due to the model having a large number of polygons. Polygons are the 2D shapes that are pieced together to form a 3D model… and there can be a LOT of them in a model.  A

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Displaying ‘all’ Fills.

25 November 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to test print all the Fills in you current project use the Fill Types object. Go to the Object Tool and search for Fill, then select the Fill Types object.  To see ALL the fills in your project, just set the Number of Fills to the number you have (by default in

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Manage all your Views

24 November 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Theres an entire section of the Navigator most people are unaware of; Project Indexes This is an extremely useful list of indexes & helps anybody managing a project to get an overview of the current state of it. One of the best Project Indexes included by default is the ‘View List’ This lists all your

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Non sequential ID numbering

20 November 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

When you place an element in ArchiCAD, specially Doors and Windows, as a default, the ID will continue a sequence of numbers. You can deactivate this feature if you go to the menu Options>Work Environment>More Options>Assign New Element ID to Each New Element.


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Want to show off your work?

19 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

Do you have a project you are particularly proud of?  Would you like to show it off to others? If so, why not submit your image to our Facebook page - each month we’ll choose one of your designs to grace our Facebook Header Image.  Here is an example… For more details – visit https://www.facebook.com/Cadimage 


Selecting your geometry methods in Control Box

18 November 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are struggling to select the different geometry methods available in the Control Box (offset/parallel/perpendicular etc), just make sure that you hold the left mouse button down until the options appear – its not just a matter of clicking the button.


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ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template

17 November 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Now that you have had a few months to get to grips with ArchiCAD 18 we would love to hear your feedback on the Template! You may now have a much fuller understanding of its functions with the ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template Document to know what does & doesnt work for you. For example what

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Quickly add Libraries

14 November 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have loaded a Library to a recent project in ArchiCAD, you can quickly add this to the current project too. In the Library Manager, go to the pull down button next to Add…