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Schedule Total Glazed Area and Vented Area

3 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

If you are using the Cadimage Windows, you can see the Schedule Settings show the Glazed Area and the Vented Area settings.     You can schedule those parameters if you add the      


How do I create wall schedules in AC20 with the plan view thumbnail?

21 March 2017 Soto No Comments
Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

How do I create wall schedules in AC20 with the plan view thumbnail? Go to your Interactive Schedule to the Wall List or create a Constructions Elements for Walls  Add the 3D Axonometry and 2D Plan Preview

ARCHICAD 20 New Zealand Template Surface Overrides

15 August 2016 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

The ARCHICAD 20 New Zealand Template uses a 3D view that defaults to a White Surface Override, for more information please watch the video below:        

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Update surface from Internal Engine or CineRender

19 February 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

If you make a change in a surface either in CineRender or Internal Engine. It would be a good idea to match these settings so the surfaces look similar in your 3D view and your render image. If you wish to do it so, just click the Match Settings button in the CineRender engine view.

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Tips on Speaking ArchiCAD, Speaking BIM and Miscommunication

1 December 2014 Cadimage 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, Architecture, General, Tip of the Week

This month we’re bringing you something very special – a guest blog by architect and blogger Jared Banks (AKA the creator of Jared was eager to share with us some helpful tips on using the ‘right’ lingo when working with other architects and designers. We hope you enjoy!


New Doors + Windows release.

18 September 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

There is a new released update of the Doors + Windows tool, before migrating old projects to V17 it may be worth reading some information about the release:   “ArchiCAD 17 introduces a new interface for placing doors and windows. In previous versions, Cadimage Doors and Windows were placed slightly differently to the regular ArchiCAD

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Assign a number to windows in ArchiCAD 17.

27 August 2013 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

Sometimes you will want to have a specific order ID for your doors or windows. We know you can change the ID individually, but if you use the Automatic ID numbering sometimes the numbers are not assigned in the order we would want. There is a work around:   Select all your Doors, change the

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Create a drop shaped window.

31 July 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

Cadimage Windows flexibility allows you to create Drop shaped windows.   Just select in the Setout options the ‘Head shape’ to be  a “Gothic Arch’ and the ‘Sill shape’ to be an ‘Elliptic Arch’ You can change the  shape of the drop/window in Elevation or Section with the interactive nodes.    

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Cadimage Tools Object Labelling

18 March 2010 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD 13, Cabinets, Detail Elements, Tip of the Week

When using the Cadimage Tools objects (mostly Cabinet Builder and Landscaping objects) you can choose what label type to display. Within the object, in the Label tab set the Long and Short Description & also set the object ID in Listing and Labelling. Then within the Cadimage Global Settings tab of the Model View Options

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Creating a Winder Stair

15 June 2009 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Stairs, Tip of the Week

Using Cadimage Tools StairBuilder you can easily make a 180o winder stair.  Place a straight flight, change your flight type to winder and place your winder element. Select the reference line end node, drag it in a circular motion to new position (use the tracker for accurate placement) for angle adjustments use the top node

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