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Ken #justthetip September 06, 2016 Comments

Over the past four weeks we have been running a series of #justthetip articles showing how to Command and Control ARCHICAD.  These have shown four of the main keys that can be used to tame ARCHICAD and increase your productivity.  They include:

Ken #justthetip August 31, 2016 Comments

This is the final article in a series of four #justthetip articles showing you how to master the primary keys you need to Command and Control ARCHICAD.  The key we will examine today is not one that is traditionally thought of as a shortcut key at all… the Spacebar.

The Spacebar has two types of function - the Magic Wand and as a toggle to invert a command.

Ken #justthetip August 22, 2016 Comments

This is the third 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 Alt key and what it does in ARCHICAD.

The Alt key can be shown with a variety of symbols… alt, Alt, ALT or even Options on some older Apple keyboards!  The bottom line is they all mean the same thing!

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?

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