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Launch new instance of recently open projects

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

In the More Options under Work Environment select the “Launch new instance of ARCHICAD when opening a project from the recent list or by dragging onto a running ARCHICAD”


Keynotes Change Case

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

Change case allows the user to set the case for the title and description of keynotes (as a preference) and to specify exceptions, e.g. all uppercase except for the letters ‘mm’ following a number (so dimensions come out as 100mm rather than 100MM). Sets these preferences using a new menu item AC19 – Cadimage > Keynotes

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Cursor Geometry Methods

23 May 2017 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

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

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Showing Object Contours in 3D

22 May 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to show Contour lines in 3D go to View>3D View Options>3D Window Settings, set Contours to Draft or Best. NOTE: Contour Lines in ArchiCAD are not ‘ground’ contour lines, they are the lines that define the shape of an object – ‘it’s contours’.  


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Image Fills

19 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Image fill allows you to apply an image to the 2D drafting fills or cover fills. To create a new Image fill, go to Options > Element Attributes > Fill Types. Click New. Select Image fill Load an image. Click the Load Image button to bring up a library directory dialog box. Browse for the desired

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ARCHICAD Version Comparison

18 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Graphisoft has listed off new features to ARCHICAD since version 9. http://www.graphisoft.com/archicad/version-comparison/ What feature are you most looking forward to in v21?  


Automatic opening doors in animations

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

To have Cadimage Doors opening automatically in an animation go to the Door Settings > Model Display and check the Opening in Animation box, setting the Camera Proximity to suit. Remember to enable to ‘Rebuild the model for each frame’ of the rendering process.


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Extra ARCHICAD add-Ons

16 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Have you seen the other add on’s for ARCHICAD? http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/addons/index.html


How to add extra downpipes

15 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
Coverings, Tip of the Day

If you need an extra down pipe on your Cadimage Roof Covering? That’s easy, select the ARCHICAD roof and insert a new node. The Cadimage Roof Covering will allow you to attach two downpipes on every side of the node. The only thing you have to do now is, click on the pink hotspot on

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Element ID Manager

12 May 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can use the Element ID Manager to re-number the IDs of any selected elements. Just go to Document > Listing Extras > Element ID Manager. Then choose the settings for the element you want to change ID’s for (ie. Slab ID, Window ID etc…), then go to the ID Format tab and set the

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