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TotalCAD01- Change BIMx Background Image

Friday, February 21, 2014

The BIMx desktop application has a way of changing background image to explore your project design in a professionally rendered 3D environment. The BIMx app background is a cube map hence one has to create or download one to change a default BIMx background image. Cube mapping is is a method of...

ArchiCAD Connection Add-in for Autodesk Revit 2014 Applications

Monday, August 5, 2013

ArchiCAD Connection Add-in for Revit 2014 applications is a plug-in developed by GRAPHISOFT and is available on The Add-in improves IFC model-based and bi-directional data exchange between GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit 2014...

Quick Creation of Door and Window markers in Elevation

Monday, June 3, 2013

Those of you who use the automatic dimension markers in plan may have discovered the slight frustration in that the same markers are not available in elevation without manual placement. A quick and simple way around this to place door and window markers that match your plan markers is as follows: 1...

Create Custom Truss

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It is quite an easy process to create a custom truss in ArchiCAD, it only take lines to create, just follow a few easy steps outlined below. First go into section view Select line in the toolbox and draw a truss on a desired location Take note that the lines act as an axis hence the assigned...

EcoDesigner: Change the Climate Data to reference one of the climatic zones of South Africa

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The first step before changing the climate data is to set the Project Location. This is important considering that choosing one of the climatic zones of South Africa would not help you to locate the project correctly. To do this you can access the Project Location from Energy Model Review >...


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