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Get to know your Shortcuts

Ken

Keyboard shortcuts are a simple way to save a few seconds with tasks your run every day in ARCHICAD.  

 

Direction Dependent Selection

Ken

Do you know how to select elements in ARCHICAD with the Direction Dependent Selection method?  This has been available for a number of versions and is a really useful option – but in the default installation, it is not activated, so you may not even be aware of it.

To activate Direction Dependent Selection, go to the Arrow Tool and click the first button in the Infobox as highlighted below:

ARCHICAD Easter Egg Hunt

Ken

As Easter is almost here, it is a good time to go on an ARCHICAD Easter Egg hunt… but not the chocolate variety!

An Easter Egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in an interactive work such as a computer program, video game or DVD menu screen. The name is used to evoke the idea of a traditional Easter egg hunt (thanks Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg_%28media%29)

Is your ARCHICAD up to date?

Ken

You will often hear ‘is your ARCHICAD up to date’ mentioned in support circles – but what does it mean?

When you first install ARCHICAD it will be a specific version and build.  For example, the current version of ARCHICAD 19 is build 5005.  If you want to check your Version and Build, check this recent article on our blog:  https://bim6x.com/blog/find-your-archicad-version-and-build

Find your ARCHICAD Version and Build

Ken

It is important to keep track of the version and build of ARCHICAD you are running - you will need this information when you log a support ticket and need to track it when using Teamwork (all workstations and the BIM Server must use the same build).

Access Settings from Quick Options

Ken

The Quick Options palette that has been part of ARCHICAD since version 10 was redesigned in ARCHICAD 19… but not that you would notice as it looks virtually identical.  However – it now includes a fantastic set of shortcuts that make life a lot easier.

If, for example, you are working on a project and want to go to Model View Options – before ARCHICAD 19 you would have to go to Document> Set Model view> Model view Options…  

Expand All Folders in Navigator/Organizer

Link

Did you know you can Expand all the folders and sub-folders in the Navigator or Organizer with just one button?

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