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Store Project Information in the Project

10 May 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

The Project Info dialog in ARCHICAD has fields for storing all relevant project information such as address and contact details.  This means you can keep all the data in one place.  To access this, go to File> Info> Project Info If you require extra fields, these can even be added… and an import/export option allows you to transfer

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Shadows in Elevation

9 May 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you want to activate or deactivate the Sun Shadows in Elevation, just right-click the View or Elevation in the Navigator. Go to Elevation Settings> Model Display> Sun and Shadows> Sun Shadow  

ARCHICAD 21 Announced

8 May 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

ARCHICAD 21 Innovation has been a key differentiator for ARCHICAD® since the beginning. ARCHICAD 21 introduces the highly-anticipated new features, using GRAPHISOFT®’s patent‑pending Predictive Design™ technology. More information will come up in the next few weeks.

Import/Export Favorites

5 May 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

Favorites is a tool that was considerably improved in ArchiCAD 20, you can Import or Export favorites in an easier way. Open the Favorites palette; Windows>Palettes>Favorites Select the Favorites you want to Export. Click the Settings button and click Import/Export  

May the 4th be with you.

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

ARCHICAD, used by Architects and the Empire, well we think 😉    

Grid Display and the Editing Plane

3 May 2017 Tate Gibbes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

One of the questions I get asked frequently while training people and on the support desk is how to turn off the Editing Plane and how to change the Grid display.  These are both quite simple things to rectify. To turn off the Editing Plane display, go to the View Menu and simply click on

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Cut Corners Window Shape

2 May 2017 Soto No Comments
Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

If you are using the Cadimage Window tool in AC20 you can use the Cut Corners shape option to have a trapezoid shaped window, like the example below:  

Background fill for Doors and Windows

27 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Find the Cadimage Door or Window opening background here: For ARCHICAD 20     For ArchiCAD 18 and 19  

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Creating a Stack Bond Block with the Covering Tool

26 April 2017 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Using the Cadimage Covering Tool can set the Covering Type to Bricks/Blocks, and set the Block size. Once you have placed the covering to a wall, navigate to the ‘Coverings…’ tab and select the Bricks Style and click on ‘Edit Style’ to adjust the size of the blocks to suit.


25 April 2017 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
Tip of the Day

As it’s ANZAC Day today (25th of April) we’ll be closed until tomorrow. For our overseas registered members, ANZAC Day commemorates the loss of New Zealand and Australian Soldiers in the First World War landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. For more information see Support queries can be logged during this time,

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