Archive for the ‘Coverings’ Category

Cadimage Profile 18 V2

28 January 2015 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Cabinets, Cadimage, Coverings, Doors+Windows, Electrical, Extrusions, Keynotes, Objective, Slab Edges, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

The Cadimage tools for ArchiCAD 18 have been updated and some tools like Objective have now the Extrusion and Slab Edges tool. Whether you have just installed the tools for ArchiCAD 18 or have updated to the latest version you may have to install the Cadimage Work Environment. Log into our website and go to

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Don’t forget to check Model View Options

27 January 2015 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, Cabinets, Cadimage, Coverings, Electrical, Objective, Stairs, Tip of the Day

If you use Cadimage Electrical, Cabinets, Stairs, Coverings or Objective – don’t forget to take a look at the settings in Document> Set Model View> Model View Options…

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Wall covering placement

16 December 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, Cadimage, Coverings, Tip of the Day

In ArchiCAD 18, the Wall covering tool Layout settings will allow you to edit which side of the wall reference line you want the covering to be placed.  


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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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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Have you noticed how fast Cadimage Coverings is now?

16 April 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Cadimage, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Back in 2013 we bought a development company in the UK called ‘Encina’ – their expertise in ArchiCAD tools we knew would come in useful. This first big thing you may notice is the speed of Coverings. For example in a house with over 100 wall coverings it would take half an hour to update

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How to quickly morph a Bullnose Verandah

15 August 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Coverings, Tip of the Day

A Bullnose Verandah is one of the more complex elements you may want to model in a house We can no longer use the roof tool since it doesnt allow curves. And the Shell tool may be overly complex & wont give any profile to the roof. My suggested solution to a customer recently was

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Model like you would build

24 June 2013 Jonathan Breen 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Architecture, Coverings, Tip of the Day, Tools, Wall Frames

For framed buildings like those in New Zealand it may be useful to model how you expect the building to be built. Taking your building to the next step could be actually adding the Wall Frames using the Cadimage Wall Frames tool like this:   This has been created using the Cadimage Wall Frame tool

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Aligning Cadimage roof coverings

9 April 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Depending of the roof design, sometimes is necessary to align the cladding lines: Just select the node in the middle of the covering and drag it to align.    

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Roof Covering 2D Symbol

27 February 2013 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Coverings, Tip of the Day

The Roof Covering can display different details in plan views (cladding, soffits, flashings, gutters, etc.) depending on its location relative to the current storey. For instance, in the covering’s Home Story, you might want to show all details. When the current plan view lies above the roof covering’s home storey, you probably don’t want to

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