Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category

Revit <> IFC data exchange

27 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Do you regularly exchange IFC data with Revit users? If so, please make sure the Revit user is using the ArchiCAD Connection plugin for Autodesk Revit applications. The ArchiCAD Connection is a free Add-In for Autodesk Revit softwares (including Revit Structure, Revit MEP and Revit Architecture). The Add-In improves the IFC model-based and bi-directional data

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Automatic Wall Types plan

26 May 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

Keynotes could do the job for your Wall Types plan automatically! If you go to Cadimage>Keynotes>Attribute Keynotes and choose ‘Composites’. You then select the Composite you want and Attach a Keynote to this: Now in Plan, Section or Elevation if you select that Wall, the Label Contents dialog will automatically populate with that Keynote. You

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Selection Methods in ArchiCAD

25 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Lose the Boundaries (on Details and Worksheets!)

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

How often do you create a Detail or Worksheet and then find you have to delete the boundary that appears?  And then again each time the view updates!  Personally, I do it a lot until I remember to go and turn the function off in the Work Environment!


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Opening old ArchiCAD Projects…

21 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have old project files, you may have trouble opening them in the more recent versions of ArchiCAD. Fortunately Graphisoft provide ‘File Converter‘ packages that allow you to save these old files in a format that is supported.  These packages are also designed to run on newer Operating Systems for both MacOS and Windows.

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Looking for Detailing Tips?

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

If you are looking for some hints on Detailing in ArchiCAD… take a look at my Tips & Tricks webinar on our YouTube channel: More movies available here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/CadimageTools  


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Add a custom local Keynote database to your Masterspec database

19 May 2015 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Keynotes, Tip of the Day

If you import a Masterspec Database a globe symbol will appear beside the database indicating it is an online Database: This means it cannot be edited in ArchiCAD and must be done via the Masterspec online website. You may, however, require some custom notes that are beyond what Masterspec offer, to accomodate this we have

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Get Help from inside the Tools…

18 May 2015 Ken Good 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

You may have noticed the question mark button previously across various Cadimage Tools – but with ArchiCAD 18 it is more prominent…


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Make life easier with Model View Options…

15 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cabinets, Cadimage, Coverings, Electrical, Objective, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

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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Note: Updating ArchiCAD 18 Cadimage Tools

14 May 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

This is something to be aware of – when you update Cadimage Tools for ArchiCAD 18, don’t worry if at the end of the Install the Tools still show as their ‘old version’. Once the installer has completed, you need to quit the Installer and launch ArchiCAD.  If you check the Installer again – you will

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