Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category

3D details

22 August 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you use the 3D cutaway tool and then go to your 3D view, you can save it as a 3D document. Right click in the 3D view and


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Consolidating Libraries in ArchiCAD 18

21 August 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD 18 has improved the Library consolidation functionality for Migration Files.    


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ArchiCAD and OPEN BIM

20 August 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
Tip of the Day

OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. OPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors (GRAPHISOFT, Tekla, Trimble . . .) using the open buildingSMART Data Model. The main drive behind OPEN BIM is to provide a transparent, open

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Struggling to see your Special Snaps?

19 August 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes on a detailed drawing, it can be difficult to see where the Special Snap Points are on an element (half way along a wall, at a distance or x divisions etc). In that case, why not change the colour to be something that stands out a little bit more?  I would suggest a colour

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Migrating you company template to ArchiCAD 18

18 August 2014 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

For ArchiCAD 18 we have included an ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document to fully explain its features. The NZE Template has been 10+ years of development and refining and a quick read of the document may reveal advantages & features you were previously unaware of. So in creating a company specific template it is best

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Electrical 3-Way Switch

15 August 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you are placing lamps in a hallway or stairs, you may need to have a three way switch at both ends of the stair.  Just place the regular switches using the Cadimage Electrical Tool. Finally select the lamp(s) and the switches and go to the menu Cadimage>Electrical>Add Wiring.    


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Model exchange using IFC

13 August 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
Tip of the Day

We can exchange 3D models between our collaborative team using the power of the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) file format.  ArchiCAD has been involved with the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability, BuildingSMART) organisation since 1996, and have certified IFC import and export functions. Importing an IFC model into ArchiCAD is as simple as using the

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Creating the basis of your CAD Standards

11 August 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

CAD standards is a hot topic and with software evolving they have to adapt to work well with the new automated systems to improve your workflow. The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template document included with your ArchiCAD 18 under Help>ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template can easily create the basis of your CAD Standards. With this you can


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Create a ramp using Standard stair tool

8 August 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you wish to create a ramp, you can draw in plan view the shape of the ramp using the FILL tool, then draw in the center of the ramp a reference line (using the LINE tool) that indicates the starting point and the end point of the slope of the ramp. Select the fill

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Changing the Pet Pallete Positioning

7 August 2014 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
Tip of the Day

You can get the Pet Pallete out of your way by simply change the setting to ‘Jump to Preferred Location’ in your work environment.


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