Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category

Direction Dependent Selection…

2 February 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Do you know about the Direction Dependent Selection method?  This comes in to effect when you draw a selection window.  It has been in ArchiCAD for a number of versions now, but is hidden within the Info Box settings of the Arrow Tool… There are three options available and each will include elements… 1:  if any part

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ArchiCAD Reference Guide – a gold mine

30 January 2015 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Graphisoft ArchiCAD Reference Guide offers 3465 pages of clear information on all ArchiCAD functions and tools on a click of a button.


Placing Doors and Windows in Slanted Walls

29 January 2015 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Windows and Doors can be placed in any type of wall, including polygonal, slanted and complex shapes. If your project contains slanted walls, use the Door/Window Opening Plane icons (Door/Window Preview and Positioning Panel) to make the plane of your openings either associated to the wall plane or remain vertical…


Cadimage Profile 18 V2

28 January 2015 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Cabinets, Cadimage, Coverings, Doors+Windows, Electrical, Extrusions, Keynotes, Objective, Slab Edges, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

The Cadimage tools for ArchiCAD 18 have been updated and some tools like Objective have now the Extrusion and Slab Edges tool. Whether you have just installed the tools for ArchiCAD 18 or have updated to the latest version you may have to install the Cadimage Work Environment. Log into our website and go to

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Don’t forget to check Model View Options

27 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Cabinets, Cadimage, Coverings, Electrical, Objective, Stairs, Tip of the Day

If you use Cadimage Electrical, Cabinets, Stairs, Coverings or Objective – don’t forget to take a look at the settings in Document> Set Model View> Model View Options…


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Restrict your dimensions

26 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you find that there are too many options presented to you when using Linear Dimensions, you can switch the Geometry Method to limit these to Horizontal or Vertical only…


Speedy area calcs

23 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you want to quickly work out and show the area of a space all you need to do is draw a Fill and activate the Show Area Text option…


Navigator gone missing?

22 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you find you have accidentally closed your Navigator, it can easily be switched back on from almost all ArchiCAD document windows…   All you need to do is click the Navigator button highlighted below…  


Edit glazing bar surface

21 January 2015 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

If you are using the Window tool, you can change the glazing bar surfaces just below the dimension settings:


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Launch another ArchiCAD session

20 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are working in a project and want to check something in another file – don’t go through the hassle of closing, opening, closing and reopening… all you need to do is choose File> Open and then pick the Launch a new instance of ArchiCAD option… This option is also available with New and Teamwork

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