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Simple Project setup

27 May 2016 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Generally for a single story house you need to create 3 Storys; 0.Sea Level/ Datum, 1.Ground Floor & 2.Roof. 0.Sea Level/ Datum is where you construct your 3D mesh and draw your site info. 1.Ground Floor is where you Model your ground floor; walls, slab, windows/ doors, furniture etc.  This is also where you ‘Draw’

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Find and Select Criteria Sets

26 May 2016 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In Find and Select is Criteria Sets. Sets allow commonly used Criteria to be used and imported and exported like Favorites. A great time saving feature.


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Reference Lines

25 May 2016 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can turn the Wall Reference Lines on and off by going to View>On-Screen View Options and clicking Wall & Beam Reference Lines.


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Quick Key Tuesday – Elevate

24 May 2016 Gareth No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Move a selected 3D elements vertically along the Z axis? MAC: Command + 9 WIN: Control + 9 Type the value by which you wish to raise or lower all selected elements. To allow the element’s Home Story to be automatically reset to reflect its new elevation, check Set Home Story by Elevation.


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Cadimage Schedule Notes Part 5: Notes Sets

23 May 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

This is an alternative way to work with the Schedule Notes. 5.1 Go to Cadimage>Doors and Windows>Edit Notes Sets 5.2 Add a note Set 5.3 Click Add notes to the Set 5.4 Select the Door or Window, notice that you can either select the door in plan or in the Cadimage Schedule 5.5 Go to

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Cadimage Schedule Notes Part 4: Add Notes in Schedule

20 May 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Whether if you have added Notes to Doors or Windows in Plan or have assigned Note Sets, you can also work directly in the Schedule to add Notes instead. 4.1 Update or Create a Schedule (Cadimage>Doors and windows>Edit Schedule Settings). Remember to turn On the Notes in the schedule. 4.2. Select the Item (door or

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Cadimage Schedule Notes Part 3: Assign notes to Doors/Windows in Plan or 3D view

19 May 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

After creating the Categories and Notes, you can apply notes to the Door or Windows in Plan view. 3.1 Select the door or window you want to edit in plan or 3D view 3.2 Go to Cadimage>Doors and Windows> Schedule Notes Palette 3.3 Click the Live box 3.4 Click the Add button 3.5 Select the

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Cadimage Schedule Notes Part 2: Add Notes with Categories

18 May 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Once you have added the Categories to your project, start adding notes and assigning them with the right Category 2.1 In the Edit Schedule Notes Palette click the New note button 2.2 Type the Note 2.3 Assign the Category 2.4 Repeat the same process to create new notes.


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Quick Key Tuesday – Undo Redo

17 May 2016 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Shortcut Key for Undo is Ctrl+Z (PC) or Command+Z (Mac), for Redo it is Ctrl+Shift+Z (PC) or Command+Alt+Z (Mac).  Of course you can use the Buttons in the Toolbar.


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Cadimage Schedule Notes Part 1: Create Categories

16 May 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

ARCHICAD 18 Introduced the Schedule Notes tool for the Cadimage tools. In the following days the Tip of the Day will show different ways to use this tool. Create Categories before you start adding notes. 1.1 Go to Cadimage>Doors and Windows>Edit Schedule Notes 1.2 Click the New Note 1.3. Go to Edit Categories 1.4 Add

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