Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Editing switch wiring (2-Way Switch)

2 September 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, 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 Just go to the settings> Symbol>Specification>Display settings:  


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Electrical 3-Way Switch

15 August 2014 Soto 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Electrical, Tip of the Day

If you are placing lamps in a hallway or stairs, you may need to have a three way switch at both ends of the stair. ┬áJust place the regular switches using the Cadimage Electrical Tool. Finally select the lamp(s) and the switches and go to the menu Cadimage>Electrical>Add Wiring.    


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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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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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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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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 1 Comment
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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