Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category

Rotate or not rotate marker head

3 July 2015 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

When you rotate a view like explained in this old article: http://blog.cadimage.com/2012/10/rotate-orientation/ You may find that the marker head of the details placed in plan are rotating with the view. A simple way to allow the marker to rotate is to check the standard Detail Marker to rotate with the view checking this simple settings:


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Re-order your Tabs in ArchiCAD 19

2 July 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you find the Tabs are not in the ideal order for you… move them.  All you need to do is click on the Tab you want to move, hold the mouse button down, move left or right and then let go when you want to drop it in place.  Drag and drop in action!


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Close Tabs quickly in ArchiCAD 19

1 July 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you find you have too many Tabs open in ArchiCAD 19 – you can close them easily the same way you would on a web browser… simply middle mouse click or click with the wheel button on the Tab you no longer need…


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New Door and Window Schedule Notes Palette

30 June 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Theres a new Palette in town! The Doors+Windows Schedule Notes Palette. With this you can add your own database of notes, almost like Keynotes. They can then be assigned to any Window in your Model and these will automatically appear in the Schedule. You can access the Palette from Cadimage>Doors+Windows>Schedule Notes: Here you add a

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Background fill for Doors and Windows

29 June 2015 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Find the Cadimage Door or Window opening background here:    


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Manage your Attributes…

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

Most tools in ArchiCAD rely on Attributes. Attributes include Pens, Line types, Fills, Surfaces and so on. All attributes that already exist are managed by the Attribute Manager. Over time and as you become more experienced with ArchiCAD you will begin to create your own attributes; more than likely you are already in the form of

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Change what the Tracker can show

25 June 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Did you know the Tracker can show more than the usual few visible items? The example below shows the typical display of the Tracker when


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ArchiCAD – Master Only Layer

23 June 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

The ArchiCAD – Master Only Layer was created by the Cadimage Tools in ArchiCAD 17 before for the Cadimage Keynotes Tool. This is no longer required in ArchiCAD 18 as the Keynotes Tool now has a smarter way of handling its placement and style. Previously you would place a placeholder object on each Master Layout on

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What layer is my element on?

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

The easiest way to check what layer is being used is by selecting the element and looking at the Layer field in the Infobox…


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Support ticket tips

19 June 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

When you log a support ticket (by email or online via www.mycadimage.com) it is important to include as much detailed information as possible.  This is to help the Cadimage Support Team diagnose and resolve your problem as quickly as possible. If possible, please include


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