Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Where are the electrical pens?

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

Changing the pens for your electrical symbols and wiring shouldn’t be a manual practice object by object, but rather a change that can be done in your pen set.


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Wiggly Wires

31 October 2013 Andrew Watson 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Electrical, Tip of the Day

The Circuit Wiring symbol of the Cadimage Electrical tool has a Wiggly option. This can help make the symbol stand out from other lines and arcs on a drawing. Without wiggles: With wiggles:


Electrical setout

14 October 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Development, Electrical, Tip of the Day

Its almost a year since we asked a lot of our customers what frustrated them the most about drafting and designing in ArchiCAD. Their number 1 answer: Electrical setout! For a wide variety of reasons this was slow, unproductive, cumbersome and produced poor results For Example: Range of symbols in library was poor, needed more

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Adding a new Light to your Electrical Circuit

20 September 2013 Glen Richardson No Comments
Electrical, Tip of the Day

Here’s the scenario: You have placed all of your lights and light switches have been placed using the Cadimage Electrical tool. You also have all of your switches linked to the Lights using the Cadimage Electrical – Circuit Wiring. But now the client comes back wanting to add some more lights, so you have placed

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Remove Labels from Electrical Symbols

16 January 2013 Andrew Watson 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Electrical, Tip of the Day

When you first install the Cadimage Electrical tool, wall plate and component symbols that you place in the project will display a label. For wall plates, the label shows the product code and a code for the fixing height. For components, only the fixing height is displayed. The label forms an integral part of the

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How to offset components of a wall plate

7 January 2013 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Electrical, Tip of the Day

Sometimes there may not be enough room along a wall to fit all of the components: So instead of stacking them side by side you can offset them from a  wall as well Simple select the components you want to offset and go to position settings Set the distance you want to offset and you

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Ceiling Fan

13 December 2012 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Electrical, Tip of the Day

Need a ceiling fan for your electrical layouts? A quick search of the online objects will reveal that a number of free ceiling fan objects are currently available. Double-click on the Object tool in the ArchiCAD toolbox. In the Search field type ceiling fan, and choose On BIM Components Portal. Choose one of the fans,

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Place a Wall Plate on a Cabinet

12 December 2012 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you place a Cadimage Electrical wall plate near a wall, it will snap to the wall. Usually this is extremely helpful, but in some cases you may not want this to happen. For example, you might want to place the wall place on a cabinet. Aargh! The silly wall plate insists on sticking to

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The Electrical schedules have been updated and improved

10 December 2012 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Electrical, Tip of the Day

We noticed that the interactive schedule criteria for the Electrical schedules & legends wasnt being remembered fully when exported The reason for this was part of the criteria included mention of the Electrical tool which isnt a standard tool So we have updated it now use only standard ArchiCAD terms to display all items associated

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Components or Plates?

23 November 2012 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Electrical, Tip of the Day

When you are working with the Electrical tool, you get the choice of viewing component symbols or the wall plate symbols. This choice is made in the Model View Options settings dialog, so you can view components in one view and wall plates in another. Choose Plate Projection to show the location and size of

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