Labour Day

22 October 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments

Closed for the long weekend.

Monday the 24th is labour day which is a public holiday here in New Zealand.

Support queries can be logged during this time, and we will respond when we reopen on Tuesday the 25th.

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Instrumental Building

21 October 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
BIMx, Tip of the Day

An easter egg for the BIMx App on iOS device’s only.   To activate. Open the 3D, give your device a shake and wait for the whipping sound. After the whip, touch the different Building Elements and enjoy. Graphisoft have a little Demo Model, if you haven’t any of your own projects on BIMx.  


Place a mesh from Surveyors Data

20 October 2016 Soto 6 Comments
ArchiCAD, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you have a coordinates file with the points of the site mesh either as a text file (txt) or xyz. You can place that mesh easily in ArchiCAD: ARCHICAD 20 File>Interoperability>Place Mesh from Surveyors Data…… AC 16 to 19 Design>Place Mesh from Surveyors Data…    

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Cadimage Door Handle position

19 October 2016 Mark Horrocks 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Its easy to choose the Door Handle style from the pullout list, but the actual position of the Handle is not in the same tab, just go to Door Leaf > Left Dimensions or Door Leaf , click the Style button and select the Dimension For ARCHICAD 20 Settings> Handles>Hardware> Exterior/Interior Handle> Handle Location   For

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Quick Key Tuesday: Open a file

18 October 2016 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

The easiest way to open an existing file in ARCHICAD 20 is using the keyboard shortcut use Ctrl+O  for Windows and Cmmd+O for MacOS

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Where are the BIMx Export Options in ARCHICAD 20

17 October 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

In ARCHICAD 19 these options are available at File > Save As (format: .bimx) Organizer-Publisher / Navigator In ARCHICAD 20 these options are available at File > Publish BIMx Hyper-model Organiser-Publisher / Navigator Notes: In ARCHICAD 20 the File > Save as command cannot be used for exporting BIMx Hyper-models any more. The Gallery options

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Quick Key Tuesday: Zoom in & Out

11 October 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

As you’ll already know the scroll wheel on the mouse can be used to zoom in and out. You can also use the + & – on your keyboard to zoom in and out.

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Minimal Spaces

10 October 2016 Tate Gibbes 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

Did you know that the Cadimage Door and Window Tool can show minimal space requirements around doors? This is for ArchiCAD 20     This is for ArchiCAD 19 Especially handy when designing things like accessible bathrooms etc.   Please bear in mind the display of the minimal space will depend on the Model View Options

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Export Properties to IFC file

4 October 2016 Soto No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you are using ARCHICAD 20 new feature Property Manager and plan to share a BIM file as an IFC, you can make sure that your Properties are included in the file by just checking the translator. Go to File>Interoperability> IFC > IFC Translation Setup> Select a Translator > Export Options> Building Information Data to

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Tip of the Day

3 October 2016 Gareth Morgan No Comments
Tip of the Day

Missed yesterday’s Tip of the Day? Trying to remember a tip from last month? or Andrew Watson’s How to Create a Custom Knob 4 years ago?  (The most read tip) Save the Cadimage blog in bookmarks to refer to it later. Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category