Blog: June 2016

Ken #justthetip June 28, 2016 Comments

Drawing Frames in ARCHICAD and most packages are typically drawn as rectangles… but why stick with something so simple?  Did you know you can make the frame (boundary) of a drawing almost any shape?

Ken #justthetip June 21, 2016 Comments

You may, or may not, have noticed the new Quick Options Bar in ARCHICAD 20:

By default, this is shown to the bottom of each window in ARCHICAD 20, with the content varying slightly depending on what type of window is open (Plan, Elevation, Detail or 3D etc).

Ken #justthetip June 14, 2016 Comments

ARCHICAD 20 is almost here so it is time to think about what you need to do to use it.  The one thing you absolutely definitely MUST do is upgrade your key so that ARCHICAD 20 will run!

Ken #justthetip June 07, 2016 Comments

Dimensioning Linear elements in ARCHICAD is very simple.  However, the feedback given by the Dimension Line Preview can appear a bit wild sometimes - so it is important to understand what is happening!

Let's start with the basics and begin with choosing the correct Geometry Method:

Three types are available:

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