Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

Tutorial: Graphically add and edit railings

2 September 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tools

In this tutorial I show how to add Railings to the edge of a slab and then edit it to trace the existing shape…


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Stringers on or off…

1 September 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

When working with Cadimage Stairs, sometimes it is necessary to switch stringers on or off. This is quite common on 90 degree turns with treads where the angle on the inside turn makes the stringer geometry very difficult to display… in reality a newel post would likely be fitted in the corner and only the

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Convert Windows from single to double or triple glazed

31 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day, Tools

Rather than use standard Single Glazed units, Cadimage Windows can be set and configured with Double or Triple glazing…


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Finding the Door Leaf dimensions

28 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day, Tools

Finding the Door Leaf dimensions is a question we are often asked on the support desk.  They are available in a subset of Leaf settings (Door Leaf> Left or Right Leaf) as highlighted below…


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Control the appearance of Cabinets

21 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Cabinets, Cadimage, Tip of the Day, Tools

If you would like to globally control the Appearance of your Cadimage Cabinets, all you need to do is go to Document> Set Model View> Model View Options…  then set the Cadimage Cabinets preferences to your favourite settings… Don’t forget to save a Model View Options combination!


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Manually place and edit Railings

20 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

It may seem a bit odd to place a Railing that is not associated to a Stair – but the simple, flexible editing means you can easily create complex shapes. To do this you need to place a Railing on the Plan and then use the Graphic Editing buttons within the settings… To find out more

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Set the Alignment of Cadimage Stairs

19 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

If you are about to create a new Polystair with Cadimage Stairs and would like to set the Reference Line position – go to the 2D Plan Preview and click the Left, Centre or Right Node point as highlighted below…


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Check for Cadimage Updates automatically…

17 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day, Tools

Rather than watch for an email or periodically launch the Cadimage Installer – why not enable automatic checking for updates to your Cadimage Tools? To do this, in ArchiCAD 19, go to Cadimage> myCadimage> Preferences… …now simply make sure the options is enabled and set your preferred frequency.


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Cabinet Door surfaces at 45 degrees

12 August 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cabinets, Tip of the Day, Tools

You may have noticed that if you use a timber grained finish to your Cabinet Doors… the grain is rotated to 45 degrees as shown below… If you would prefer to use a different angle, this can easily be set in Doors & Drawers> Door Panels> Model> Infill Panels as highlighted below…  


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Set the Background Fill of a Cadimage Window

11 August 2015 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

To set the background fill of a Cadimage Door or Window, open the Settings dialog and go to Window > Wall Opening. Expand the Background Fill in Plan View settings, and choose a fill type and pens.


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