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How to use the Change tool

20 October 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The Change Tool has been a welcome addition to the ArchiCAD Toolbox in ArchiCAD 18 allowing you to draw Revision clouds with ease. But what layer should they be on? This entirely depends on where you want to see the cloud. We generally think that the Change tool should be placed using the views specific

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Updating ArchiCAD 18 Tools

17 October 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

If you are running Cadimage Tools for ArchiCAD 18 you will have used the new Cadimage Installer. Did you know this same application is used to check for and install updates?


Attribute Transfer (File to File)

16 October 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Zone Stamp Width

15 October 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

In ArchiCAD 18 the Zone Width can be determined by a custom dimension.


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ARCHICADselect Resources

14 October 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
General, Tip of the Day

When logged on to myCadimage.com don’t forget to have a look at the ArchiCAD Resources page (NZ ARCHICADselect customers only) it contains country specific Objects, Templates, Documents and some additional Libraries.


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The Revisions workflow designed for New Zealand

13 October 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

The new Revisions functionality in ArchiCAD speaks for itself! It should save hours managing your documents for you automatically and reduce the possibility of human error down to near zero.


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Jump through the Toolbox Tools

10 October 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

In a previous post I described how you could use the W key to go back to the last Tool from the Arrow (click here for the link). Well, what happens if you are on the Door Tool and want to go to the Wall Tool or Window Tool, or let’s face it, any other Tool?


A beam with holes

9 October 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you need to create a beam element in ArchiCAD and include holes along the beam. Go to the 3D view Select the beam Click and drag an edge of the beam The pet palette has now displayed the option ‘Hole’ Set up the Beam Hole Settings. If you need to have more holes, you

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Photorendering in ArchiCAD 18

8 October 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are using CineRender by MAXON to create a pretty picture in ArchiCAD 18, you might be surprised at how long the rendering is taking. I had a go just now, and it was shaping up to take a number of hours to create the rendered image. Actually, it’s quite normal for quality rendering

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Further reduce PDF File Size on Mac

7 October 2014 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Emailing large PDF drawing booklets generated in ArchiCAD can be a problem if you are using a slow internet connection. With the Mac OSX image utility, Preview, you can resave a PDF to a reduced file size. Open the PDF Drawing Booklet with Preview. Then hit File > Export, rename the File (just in case),

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