It’s now March and no doubt like everyone else you were a bit busy on the run up to the holidays and you may not have had time to keep on top of ArchiCAD maintenance… so now is a good time to Check for Updates! First of all, check ArchiCAD is up to date… to
How do I create wall schedules in AC20 with the plan view thumbnail? Go to your Interactive Schedule to the Wall List or create a Constructions Elements for Walls Add the 3D Axonometry and 2D Plan Preview
Missed yesterday’s Tip of the Day? Trying to remember a tip from last month? or Andrew Watson’s How to Create a Custom Knob 4-5 years ago? (The most read tip) Save the Cadimage blog in bookmarks to refer to it later. http://blog.cadimage.com/ Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category http://blog.cadimage.com/topics/tip-of-the-day/
If your schedule has a properties field added ie fire rating, you’re able to export your ARCHICAD Schedule to an excel file. File > Interoperability > Element Properties > Export Property Values from Schedule Edit the excel document and Import the Property Values into the Elements eg edit the FRR column in the excel document, import it
If you want to make a circular Slab, first draw a circle the shape of your slab. Select the Slab tool and Magic Wand (Space-click) the edge of the circle. NOTE: You can Magic Wand and shape you like, a closed Spline for example.
If you are trying to save a number of 3D views, often placing cameras is the best option, whilst in the 3D window choose View > 3D Navigation Extras > Put a camera into the path
If you want to toggle between displaying walls and beams with their reference lines , go to View >On-Screen View Options and click on Walls & Beams Reference Lines.
To change the background colour of your Work Environment go to View> Grid & Editing Plane Options > Grids and Backgrounds, double click on the existing background colour and chose a new one, click OK, then OK again.
If you are editing a Surface whether you are making the changes in CineRender or Internal Engine, you can easily resolve the display of both surface settings to display in a similar way by matching the properties. So click the Match Settings button:
Got a few renders to do over night? Using the Publisher is a great way to batch render a lot of images. 1st set the view settings of your perspective. Once you click ok it might start to render an image, you can click the “Stop Render” button at the bottom of the screen. Next step