ArchiCAD 18 New Features

This module focuses on the new features introduced into ArchiCAD 18.

It includes:

  1. Overview of New Features and Project Migration
  2. [Additional lessons will be added shortly]

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This ArchiCAD training gives an overview of the new features of ArchiCAD 18, and a demonstration and discussion of how to upgrade and migrate an ArchiCAD 17 project into ArchiCAD 18.

This ArchiCAD training runs through many of the new features of ArchiCAD 18, demonstrating them and discussing their use.

This ArchiCAD training runs through new Change Manager system introduced in ArchiCAD 18, along with the new PDF options that allow you to explode PDF drawings to edit the linework, and export PDF files with layers.

This ArchiCAD training completes our runthrough of the new features introduced or modified in ArchiCAD 18.

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  1. NinaRussell
    9 years ago

    Hi, Eric!
    Thank you for your reply.
    This issue only happens on Mac with Yosemite and keeps in all projects no matter new or old, in all versions of Archicad – even the new one AC19… I’ll asked on Graphisoft forum but nobody had this except one other person and he is as lost as I am.
    I’ll try Graphisoft help next I guess.
    Thank you for your help.

  2. NinaRussell
    9 years ago

    Hi! Im not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I’ve been having a problem with ArchiCAD 18 in Mac OS X Yosemite from the start: when I want to select an element and I clic on it with the mouse – it takes several seconds of “thinking” and then if I move my mouse the element is dragged with it. I changed mouse settings, switched mice, switched from INT to US version – same thing. On Windows it works without a problem. I searched online for the solution – found only one person who has the same problem so far and he doesn’t know how to fix it. Maybe somebody will be able to help here cause I just can’t use ArchiCAD on Mac anymore and it is too bad… Thank you in advance.

    • Eric Bobrow
      9 years ago

      Nina –

      I’m sorry to hear about your frustrating issue with the mouse operations on Mac. I have not had this problem, nor have I heard about it. I suggest that you contact Graphisoft tech support to see if they can figure it out.

      I have a few trouble-shooting tips to try, which might help clarify the source of the problem. Does this issue happen with all files, or just with your current project? If it shows up in some but not all files, then it might have to do with the context of what you’re working on in the project. I’ve seen delays caused by having Trace Reference turned on, particularly if the reference has a different setting for dimensions or other attributes than the active, working view. Try turning off Trace Reference to see if this helps.

      What happens if you have a brand new project from the standard template? Does the issue persist even on a new file? If not, then it’s likely something in your file that is causing the issue (see above). If it continues in a new file, then perhaps you might consider reinstalling ArchiCAD, which wouldn’t affect your actual project files, but might update all of the settings and clean up the issue.

      You might consider asking this question on the ArchiCAD group on LinkedIn, or on the ArchiCAD-Talk forum. Let me know how it goes!


  3. StevenNickel
    10 years ago

    This ArchiCAD 18 New Features section definitely deserves highly positive comments. Eric runs through these new features in a “skimming-like” fashion which I found extremely useful. As usual, Eric deftly spends profitable time on the features which we all can use right away (such as migration) and just overviews others in way they can be returned to when needed.

    I also find his viewpoints: “I recommend you do it this way…I hardly ever use this…I’m not sure you’ll ever need this” etc., etc. of great value.

    Steve Nickel