Archive for the ‘Sites+Massing’ Category

Turn on all the ridges in plan view for mesh

9 November 2017 Amy Li No Comments
ArchiCAD, Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day


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Using Degrees, Minutes, Seconds in Sites+Massing

20 April 2016 Joshua Osborne 2 Comments
Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day

If you want to be able to enter your boundary data in Degrees, Minutes, Seconds format in the Cadimage Sites+Massing tool, you’ll need to set the Working Units to Degrees, Minutes, Seconds. Setting the ‘Angle Format’ in the Boundary Object settings to DMS only changes the way that the data is displayed on the label, the

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Importing a surveyors XYZ file using Site + Massing tool

30 April 2013 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day

Surveyors often produce various file format for the terrain that they have surveyed. One common format is .XYZ Luckily the Cadimage Sites + Massing tool has created a function where you can import an XYZ file directly to a mesh. One thing to note is that often the surveyors will export the file in Unicode

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Cadimage Tools in German

16 January 2012 Cadimage No Comments
Cabinets, Cadimage, Coverings, Detail Elements, Doors+Windows, Extrusions, Keynotes, Planting, Product News, Revisions, Sites+Massing, Support, Tip of the Day, Tools

It is awesome – all Cadimage Tools are also available in German! And that is not the end, the Website and our Knowledge Base is available in German, too. You can even get German Support… So if you are based in Germany or another German speaking country, like our friends from Switzerland and Austria, you

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Creating a Building Envelope

22 November 2011 Glen Richardson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day

The Cadimage Sites+Massing tool can create building envelopes (a block defining the site requirements of which your building should be within). To create the building envelope the tool requires an enclosed polygon of boundary objects, and it is quite fussy about this, any little gap and it will fail. The easy way to make sure

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Site + Massing Building Envelope

7 June 2011 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day

The Site + Massing building envelope allows for town planning compliance to be checked or designed to fitted into the town planning constraints. There are a few critical elements to generating the Building Envelope. 1. North you need to have placed a Cadimage North Arrow via the Cadimage menu 2. Boundaries you need to have

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Upgrading Boundary Data to new Presets

11 March 2011 Glen Richardson No Comments
ArchiCAD 14, Cadimage, Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day

Presets have been added to the Site + Massing tool for the Boundary data. To upgrade your existing data to the new presets: Open the Object Settings dialog for the Cadimage Boundary object In the Parameters section click on the Upgrade Old Daylight Info checkbox. The Checkbox will turn off automatically, so it may look

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Entering degrees, minutes, seconds for boundaries

30 November 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
Cadimage, Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day

When needing to input degrees, minutes & seconds for Site Boundaries, go to Options > Project Preferences > Working Units & Levels… and change the Angle Unit to degrees, minutes, seconds. When inputing your angles, use the Space key between each unit.  Don’t forget to change back to decimal after you have placed your boundaries.


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Boundary object defaults & presets

25 November 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
Cadimage, Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day

If you know your town planning boundary heights and angles, you can set these as your defaults before you place the Cadimage Boundary objects, ArchiCAD will then use the appropriate setbacks for you boundaries. Within the Selection Settings of the Boundary Object go to Defaults, hit the Custom Settings bar at the top and choose

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