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Ken ArchiHACK April 19, 2016 Comments

One of the easiest ways to save time and increase productivity in ARCHICAD is to make use of the context sensitive right-click menu options.

One example that can be significantly quicker than previous version workflow is to select a composite wall / slab / roof then right-click the mouse and choose Edit Selected Composite... as shown below:

Ken ArchiHACK April 13, 2016 Comments

How many times have you set up and drawn a bunch of Lines then switched to the Arc / Circle Tool only to find it draws with completely different properties?

Ken ArchiHACK April 11, 2016 Comments

If you have old projects from many versions ago (pre version 10) they will not open in more recent ARCHICAD versions.  

Ken ArchiHACK April 08, 2016 Comments

This has to be one of the simplest and easiest commands in ARCHICAD - but one that is often overlooked… yet it is one of my personal favorites!

Ken ArchiHACK April 05, 2016 Comments

Keyboard shortcuts are a simple way to save a few seconds with tasks your run every day in ARCHICAD.  

Ken ArchiHACK March 30, 2016 Comments

Do you know how to select elements in ARCHICAD with the Direction Dependent Selection method?  This has been available for a number of versions and is a really useful option – but in the default installation, it is not activated, so you may not even be aware of it.

Ken ArchiHACK March 25, 2016 Comments

As Easter is almost here, it is a good time to go on an ARCHICAD Easter Egg hunt… but not the chocolate variety!

Ken ArchiHACK March 21, 2016 Comments

You will often hear ‘is your ARCHICAD up to date’ mentioned in support circles – but what does it mean?

Ken ArchiHACK March 17, 2016 Comments

It is important to keep track of the version and build of ARCHICAD you are running - you will need this information when you log a support ticket and need to tr

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