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Render Marquee

23 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Place a 2D Marquee in the 3D window gives two extra render commands Render Marquee Region and Crop: With a Marquee placed, this is the default rendering command. This renders and outputs only the marquee region. Render Marquee Region: Use this function if you only want to render a small part of the 3D window. It

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Render Safe Frame

20 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

As the rendered image size is set in the Render Settings it may not be obvious which part of your model will be rendered. Turn on the Render Safe Frame (Document > Creative Imaging > Render Safe Frame) This displays a frame that indicates which part of the model will be rendered.


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PhotoRendering Automatic refresh

19 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

The Preview window in the PhotoRendering Settings can be refreshed manually or automatically. To turn on automatic preview refresh, Open the PhotoRendering Settings (Windows > Palettes > PhotoRendering Settings) Under the preview click on the far right drop down and select Auto refresh preview. The 3D window must be active in order for automatic refresh to occur.


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Morph: Modify segmentation

18 January 2017 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When you have a morph that has both curvy faces and sharp edges, to increase the resolution of the curve and still have the sharp edges. Select the morph   Command Design>Modify Morph>Modify segmentation   More segments.    


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Clean Wall & Beam Intersection

16 January 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

We all love how wall intersections clean up in each corner. But what if have a straight wall and would like to check if you have more than one wall there?   You can turn off the wall intersection in the command menu: Veiw>On-Screen view options> Clear Wall & Beam Intersections.    


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Teamwork Reserve All

13 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Reserve All command will attempt to reserve all unreserved elements and project data in the currently opened Teamwork Project.


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Prevent Teamwork reservation frustrations

12 January 2017 Joshua Osborne 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When you are working in a Teamwork environment, it is important to think of others.  If you simply close ARCHICAD and walk away from your machine you could be leaving other team members locked out from elements / dialogs you have reserved. To prevent this, simply set the Release All when closing Teamwork Project with Send

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Two Point Perspective View (AC 20)

11 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

An extremely simple feature to use is the new Two Point Perspective view in the 3d Window. In ARCHICAD 20 simply check the box in the Perspective Settings or right click in the 3D window and your 3D View will change from a 3 point to a 2 point perspective. The effect is similar to using the

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Dimensions with no Comma separators

10 January 2017 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

May have found already information online how to remove the Commas for dimensions in Windows computers:


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Welcome back…

9 January 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

Welcome back to the start of 2017 and another year of Tip of the Day. We hope the Festive Season treated you well and that you are refreshed and ready to launch into 2017!