Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

How to add extra downpipes

15 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
Coverings, Tip of the Day

If you need an extra down pipe on your Cadimage Roof Covering? That’s easy, select the ARCHICAD roof and insert a new node. The Cadimage Roof Covering will allow you to attach two downpipes on every side of the node. The only thing you have to do now is, click on the pink hotspot 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.


Frame depth Cadimage Window

4 April 2017 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

If you use the Cadimage Windows in ARCHICAD 20, The frame depth can be changed to 0, this will set the frame depth to match the thickness of the wall.  


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Place a Kitchen Sink into a Cabinet

27 March 2017 Andrew Watson 5 Comments
ArchiCAD, Cabinets, Tip of the Day

When you create a kitchen cabinet using the Cadimage Cabinet tool, you might want to add a kitchen sink. If you simply place the sink onto the counter, it does not automatically cut a hole in the counter. To cut the hole, you need to use Solid Element Operations. Generate a 3D view of the

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Happy Holidays!

23 December 2016 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Cadimage, News, Tip of the Day, Tools

All at Cadimage would like to wish you and your families the very best during the festive season. During the Christmas break our offices will be closed from Friday 23rd December and reopening on Monday 9th January. Support queries can be logged during this time, but you may find the answer to your question via one of the

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Editing switch wiring (2-Way Switch)

8 December 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ARCHICAD 20, Cadimage, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you place a Cadimage Switch object using the Electrical tool. You may change ‘manually’ the switch connection to: Single switch 2-Way switch Intermediate For ARCHICAD 20 go to the Cadimage Switch settings   For ARCHICAD 19 Just go to the settings> Symbol>Specification>Display settings:  


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Flip Covering

7 December 2016 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Once you have placed a wall covering you can choose to change the wall side placement by clicking the flip button:   For ARCHICAD 20   For ARCHICAD 19 and older  


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Head Clearance Stair in 3D

2 December 2016 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Stairs, Tip of the Day

If you are designing a new stair you may want to check if it complies with the minimum height clearance rules that apply in your country. This is very easy and helpful with the Cadimage Stair tool, just go to the Settings > Head Clearance Plan For ARCHICAD 20   Settings>Symbol>Head Clearance and edit the

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