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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:

Link ARCHICAD 20 May 31, 2016 Comments

For the first time ever, GRAPHISOFT will live stream the ARCHICAD 20 demonstration from their Key Client Conference, in Budapest on June 13. This is a fantastic opportunity to see ARCHICAD presented live, by the very people who design it! Click below to sign up!

 

Ken #justthetip May 31, 2016 Comments

There are loads of keyboard shortcuts in ARCHICAD and getting to know some of them can certainly increase your productivity… but a few are more complicated to remember and not used as often than others.  The ones we will outline in this article are ones you can potentially use ALL the time and are very, very simple!

Ken #justthetip May 24, 2016 Comments

If you work regularly with Structural Steel components and exchange data with Structural software using IFC - you might find it useful to use the Standard Profiles for Columns and Beams that are available within ARCHICAD.

Link ArchiTUNEUP May 23, 2016 Comments

BIM6x is proud to announce their latest offering to the ARCHICAD community: ArchiTUNEUP

Ken #justthetip May 16, 2016 Comments
Mouse Wheel

One of the features that is used constantly in ARCHICAD is the zooming and panning function of the Mouse Wheel. It might seem second nature and you probably don’t think about it… but do you know ALL the functions it performs?

Don’t have a Mouse with a Wheel? You need to get one, now!  

The following functionality works in both the 2D and 3D views within ARCHICAD.

Ken ArchiHACK May 11, 2016 Comments
Esc key

One key that is used continually in ARCHICAD is the ESC (Escape) key - especially by ex-AutoCAD users - you know you do it!  Why though?  What does it do?  Does it do what you expect?

It is important to know what this key does and why, or when, you should use it.

The following things happen when you press ESC - and keep pressing:

Ken ArchiHACK May 09, 2016 Comments

When you are working in large complex model with a lot of details, you sometimes want to edit a ‘type of element’.  For example, you may select a bunch of elements and data on a floor plan but want to do something simple like change the color of the Dimension text or the font used on Zone names. 

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