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Customize your TV screens and monitors

Ken

...and lots of other things too!  

Rather than use the same old GRAPHISOFT images on some of the Objects - use your own personal photographs or graphics.  This applies to the following ranges of ARCHICAD 20 Library parts:

#ArchiHACK Archive for ARCHICAD

Ken

If you are looking for short simple tips and tricks for ARCHICAD - don't forget the ArchiHACK resource that is available here in the BIM6x blog

Waaay back in the days before we started the #justthetip ARCHICAD series, about four months ago, we had ArchiHACK's.

Here is a link to the entire archive:  https://bim6x.com/blog-category/archihack

#justthetip for ARCHICAD

Ken

For the past few months we have been running ARCHICAD Tutorial type articles tagged #justthetip.  You can find all the listings at this link:  https://bim6x.com/blog-category/justthetip

Command and Control ARCHICAD - The Box Set

Ken

Over the past four weeks we have been running a series of #justthetip articles showing how to Command and Control ARCHICAD.  These have shown four of the main keys that can be used to tame ARCHICAD and increase your productivity.  They include:

Command and Control ARCHICAD - Part 4

Ken

This is the final article in a series of four #justthetip articles showing you how to master the primary keys you need to Command and Control ARCHICAD.  The key we will examine today is not one that is traditionally thought of as a shortcut key at all… the Spacebar.

The Spacebar has two types of function - the Magic Wand and as a toggle to invert a command.

Command and Control ARCHICAD - Part 3

Ken

This is the third of a series of four #justthetip articles showing you how to master the primary keys you need to Command and Control ARCHICAD… in this article we will take a look at the Alt key and what it does in ARCHICAD.

The Alt key can be shown with a variety of symbols… alt, Alt, ALT or even Options on some older Apple keyboards!  The bottom line is they all mean the same thing!

Command and Control ARCHICAD - Part 2

Ken

This is the second of a series of four #justthetip articles showing you how to master the primary keys you need to Command and Control ARCHICAD… in this article we will take a look at the SHIFT key and what it can do for you!

Shift is one of those multi-function keys in ARCHICAD that performs a number of important tasks allowing you to select, deselect, constrain or act as a shortcut modifier.  In addition, the Shift key works identically on both Mac OS or Windows.

Command and Control ARCHICAD - Part 1

Ken

This is the first of a series of four #justthetip articles showing you how to master the primary keys you need to Command and Control ARCHICAD… and a clue to what these first keys are has just been given right there!

The first key we will look at is the Command or Control key depending on your operating system.  In the articles that will follow over the coming weeks, we will also look at Shift, Alt and the Spacebar.

Find the Maximum Fillet/Chamfer Radius for Closed Polygons

Ken

When you are working with a closed polygon (Fill, Polyline, Slab, Roof etc) and want to apply a radius or chamfer to a corner you do not need to guess the maximum value, or work it out manually - you can get ARCHICAD to do this for you, automatically.

To find the maximum value is really simple - you select your closed polygon then click a corner and choose the Fillet/Chamfer… option as shown with the Fill below:

Unleash the Custom Stair Tool

Ken

Anyone who has used ARCHICAD for any length of time will be more than familiar with StairMaker and the bewildering array of Stair (or Ramp) shapes that are possible.  These are often difficult to configure and require lots of to-ing and fro-ing from plan to section to StairMaker to get all the necessary dimensions required.  Surely there must be an easier way!

Well the good news is, there is - all thanks to this little button that most people overlook...

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