Blog: 2016

Ken #justthetip November 02, 2016 Comments

...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:

Ken #justthetip October 12, 2016 Comments

It has been some time since ARCHICAD 20 was released - and like previous versions, from time to time, GRAPHISOFT release updates.  These updates perform maintenance on your installation and apply fixes for issues. 

Updates are particuraly important right now as Apple has recently released their new Operating System macOS 10.12 Sierra

To Check for Updates - launch ARCHICAD and go to Help > Check for Updates...

Ken #justthetip October 05, 2016 Comments

When you are working between projects you often find the need to add additional Libraries.  It is prety frustrating having to navigate through the same repetitive folders trying to find that special Library… usually the one you keep meaning to move to a more sensible location ;-)

Ken #justthetip September 21, 2016 Comments

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

Ken #justthetip September 13, 2016 Comments

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

Ken #justthetip September 06, 2016 Comments

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:

Ken #justthetip August 31, 2016 Comments

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.

Ken #justthetip August 22, 2016 Comments

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!

Ken #justthetip August 17, 2016 Comments

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!

Link August 11, 2016 Comments

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