Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

Installing the Cadimage Tools for AC18

17 July 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments

There are 2 steps to installing the Cadimage Tools – getting the installer, and then running it: Getting the Installer 1. First, go to 2. Click on the Login/Register button on the top right 3. Login using your Cadimage credentials. 4. From the MyCadimage dropdown, click Downloads 5. In the menu on the left,

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Electrical wire in different stories.

26 May 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you want to wire two elements with the Cadimage Electrical tool, and both elements are in different stories. Like a stairs switch and a lamp, you will have to change the display of one of the elements to be displayed in the Home Story and the story of the other element:     Now

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Pocket slider door. Edit the wall opening thickness.

23 May 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

    If you have a Pocket Slider Door. with certain thickness, you can edit the wall opening thickness as well in the settings:  Parameters>3 Door Leaf> Door Leaf Thickness>

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Create your own Electrical plates

21 May 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Electrical, Tip of the Day

We have continued to improve the Electrical tool since its release just over a year ago. While we tried to include all common combinations of Wall Plates for all countries there was of course quite a few requests, realising we wouldnt meet demand we have made improvements and documentation to create your own wall plate

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Edit electrical symbol description

19 May 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you want to edit the electrical symbol description in the schedule Go to the Settings>Parameters>Schedule Values>Schedule user defined 3  

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Facebook Competition: Send us images of your building to win Goodies!

15 May 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tools

We’ve just kicked off a competition on our Facebook page – we want your photos or renders of projects made using the Cadimage Tools. Anyone can enter, and the winner will be the entry with the most votes, and will receive a 12-month subscription to Architectural Review, as well as their choice of a Cadimage

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Roof covering view attributes in a different story

9 May 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Coverings, Tip of the Day

If you are in ArchiCAD 16 or 17, you can  edit manually the view attributes for the roof covering to each story level, that can be enabled it in the Parameters: Roof covering settings>Parameters>Display options>Use same pens for all views> Now you can change the attributes for the home story, the stories below, 3d, and

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Hide High Level Windows

8 May 2014 Andrew Watson 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Sometimes you may want to hide high level windows on a plan view. To do this, use the Floor Plan Cut Plane settings to control which windows will show. First, select the wall containing the high level windows, and open its Settings dialog. Under Floor Plan and Section, set the Floor Plan Display to Projected,

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Roof Covering Plan View Display

3 May 2014 Andrew Watson 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 16, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Note: This blog relates to the Cadimage Roof Covering tool as released for ArchiCAD 16 and 17. Earlier versions may differ. The plan view symbol of the Cadimage Roof Covering can display differently in: The home story of the roof covering (i.e. the story in which the roof was placed). Stories above the roof covering’s

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Lock electrical labels in plan view

28 April 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you place electrical symbols, you may want to keep the labels horizontal (readable). Go to Document>Set model view>Model view options> Set the orientation of labels to be ‘locked‘.

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