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Useful information for Support Tickets

1 April 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

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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More options for the Tracker

31 March 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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Model View Options and Cadimage Tools

30 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, 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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Where is the Text in my Detail Drawings?

27 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Have you noticed that the text is missing from the Detail Drawings you create? This is because ArchiCAD it will not show text by default in newly created Detail Drawings.  This can be changed.  If you would like Text to be copied across from the view, simply un-check the Copy construction elements only option…


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Checking the Layer an Element is on…

26 March 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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After updating ArchiCAD 18 Tools…

25 March 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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How can I check a Keyboard Shortcut?

24 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Have you forgotten a keyboard shortcut?  Or would you like to learn a few more to work more efficiently? To find out what keyboard shortcuts ArchiCAD is using, go to Options> Work Environment> Keyboard Shortcuts and click Show Shortcut List in Browser


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Where can I find more Objects?

23 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you are looking for other Objects to add to your project – have you tried searching BIMcomponents.com? All you need to do is use the search field in the Object Tool to search directly from ArchiCAD… This also works with Doors and Windows


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Make linear dimensioning easier

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

If you find that there are too many options presented to you when using Linear Dimensions, you can switch the Geometry Method to limit these to Horizontal or Vertical only…


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Find and calculate areas quickly…

19 March 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you want to quickly work out and show the area of a space all you need to do is draw a Fill and activate the Show Area Text option…


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