All ArchiCAD users learn pretty quickly that pressing ESC often enough switches you from whatever Tool is active to the Arrow Tool… but what if you then want to go back to the last Tool? To switch from the Arrow Tool to the last Tool used – press W on the keyboard… W will
If you use large images within your project, you can limit your PDF file size by adjusting the PDF Option settings. From either the Publisher Document Options … button, or from the File > Save As > PDF Document Options … button, choose the PDF Options … button at the bottom left. Within here you can limit
The Layers in ArchiCAD 18 have been developed to be as simple as possible aligning their names with the Toolbox and Tools. They are organised into 4 main categories: 1. Des - This stands for Design and relates to the 3D tools in the Design Toolbox. These are the 3D modelled
As it is the final day of the week… let’s have some fun with ArchiCAD (especially if it is on a colleague’s machine!). How about – when ArchiCAD 18 starts up, rather than display the standard splash screen it display’s a different version? This is a feature within ArchiCAD 18 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary
This week’s featured object is Ceiling Fan #1329, which models a regular ceiling fan with 4 wooden blades.
If you need to Upgrade/Activate your ArchiCAD protection key, you will need to download the GRAPHISOFT Licence Activation tool. You can get it from here https://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/licensing/ And simply follow the instructions on that page.
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.
Did you know that you can export all your attributes in ArchiCAD as text file? This means you can view all Layers of Pens in excel to easily analyse them.
Did you know you can change the shape of the cursor geometry? The standard method is a rectangle (unless you click on individual elements) which is not always suitable. If you select the Arrow Tool and the click on the second button on the Info Box – you can change the method… The three options
Sometimes it is necessary to filter the visible elements in the 3D Window to improve performance or restrict the elements for exporting data. The Layers within ArchiCAD will allow some flexibility here – but they will not for example allow you to hide the Doors or Windows (in ArchiCAD, Doors and Windows belong to their