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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!

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Ken #justthetip August 10, 2016 Comments

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!

Ken #justthetip July 26, 2016 Comments

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.

Ken #justthetip July 19, 2016 Comments

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!

Ken #justthetip July 05, 2016 Comments

When you use ARCHICAD to create building models, you learn pretty quickly that thinking about the direction of a Wall and it’s Reference Line is pretty important.   

Very often you spend a lot of time violently throwing the mouse from one side of the screen to the other just to change the Reference Line position of a Wall… without that, inside ends up out and vice versa!  

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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