ArchiTools

 

 

ArchiTools has been conceived as a sort of multipurpose Swiss penknife.
The palette is in fact designed to bring together a variety of different but valuable commands and functions.

ArchiTools is part of ArchiSuite 16 and following versions, it doesn't work on ArchiCAD 15, or any other previous version.
 
Our customers often ask us to develop single-command procedures to simplify their work and improve productivity, but often we are unable to meet these requests as developing an entire add-on to approach a problem resolved with a single command would have little sense.
At the same time, thanks to Graphisoft and luckily for all users, ArchiCAD is becoming ever more powerful version after version and functions which previously neglected certain fields of application are gradually being integrated.
This means that as the years go by, certain add-ons become ever more obsolete.
One emblematic example is ArchiRuler, in the past one of the most successful add-ons as it fulfilled all 2D drawing needs, at the time somewhat neglected in ArchiCAD.
Today ArchiCAD’s 2D functions are much more powerful and the majority of procedures provided by ArchiRuler are therefore obsolete (some such as Guide Lines are now actually provided by ArchiCAD as a native tool).
At the same time, some ArchiRuler procedures are still useful as they provide functions not yet fully covered by ArchiCAD.
Keeping an add-on “alive” for just two or three commands is obviously not worth the effort, so where can these “remaining” commands be inserted?
 
These problems are now a thing of the past as ArchiTools brings all these different commands together.

The ArchiTools tool palette provides access to all the commands provided by this add-on:
 
 
 
From left to right, the commands currently available are:
  • Delete marquee area
  • Distribute
  • Simplify polyline
  • 2D asymmetrical scaling
  • Text on polyline
  • Multiply (Section/Elevation)
  • Move a copy (Section/Elevation)
  • Mirror a copy (Section/Elevation)
  • Custom window
  • Rotate object
  • Save rotatable object
  • Tabbed text import (Table object) • Import list of points
  • List areas
  • Help

ArchiSuite System Requirements
The add-ons require the same configuration as your version of ArchiCAD.

 

ArchiCAD Version
ArchiSuite is compatible with ArchiCAD 13 and subsequent versions and it does not work with previous versions of ArchiCAD.
 
A special version of ArchiSuite is available for ArchiCAD Start Edition 2010 and subsequent versions (ArchiSuite for ArchiCAD Start Edition is NOT compatible with the full ArchiCAD version).
 
Installing the package
Select the ArchiSuite folder and after extracting it, copy it to the add-ons folder in the ArchiCAD folder on your computer. If installed correctly, when you next launch ArchiCAD, the Design menu will include a submenu providing access to ArchiSuite.
 
Custom Work Environment
If you use custom work environments, the add-on menu might not appear automatically in the ArchiCAD Design menu.
To show the Work Environment Manager dialog, click on Options/Work Environment.
Use this dialog to configure your custom work environments to include the menu for the new add-on.
 
Managing the object library
We recommend not moving the libraries used by the add-on from their original location (in the same folder as the add-on).
Here they will be managed automatically by the add-on and you will not experience any difficulty loading them.
 

ArchiSuite is provided with an hardware protection, the Cigraph Dongle, available on our on-line store together with ArchiSuite, with no additional shipping cost.

ArchiSuite download must be related to the ArchiCAD version and Operative System in use.

DEMO versions are available for test purposes.
DEMO versions are not provided with any protection system, but only with a few limitations on their tools capabilities.




ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD 18 last update: 03 July 2014



ArchiSuite DEMO - ArchiCAD 18 last update: 03 July 2014


 


ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD 17 last update: 03 July 2014



ArchiSuite DEMO - ArchiCAD 17 last update: 03 July 2014

ArchiSuite FULL doesn't work on ArchiCAD STUDENT version. Some plug-ins included in ArchiSuite are available for students on myarchicad.com ArchiSuite Student version contains the following plug-ins: ArchiFacade, ArchiForma 2, ArchiPanel, ArchiQuant, ArchiTerra 3, ArchiStair 2, ArchiTools. Please visit our Educational web page.
 


ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD Start Edition 2014 last update: 11 Mar 2014

 



ArchiSuite DEMO - ArchiCAD Start Edition 2014

 


 


ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD 16 last update: 09 Dec 2013

 


ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD Start Edition 2013 last update: 09 Dec 2013

 


 


ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD 15

 


ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD Start Edition 2012

 


ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD 14

 


ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD Start Edition 2011

 


ArchiSuite FULL - ArchiCAD 13

 



 

Download User Guide and Software License for ArchiSuite 16 and 17
The default configuration of ArchiSuite 16 and 17 provides User Guides in English and Italian.
Other languages can be added by dowloading and adding them to the ArchiSuite/Documentation folder.


Download User Guide and Software License for ArchiSuite 15 and previous versions
The chosen .pdf file must overwrite the one you can find in your Plug-in folder, the default manual is the English User Guide.
 



ArchiConverter
ArchiConverter is an ArchiCAD 10 plug-in enabling batches of ArchiCAD 6.5, 7.0 and 8.0 Project and Archive files to be converted to version 10 with one simple command.
It only works on ArchiCAD 10, that's why it's not included in the downloadable ArchiSuite packets. Please download ArchiConverter here.

 

ArchiConverter FULL - ArchiCAD 10

 


Updates e bug-fix

Cigraph Plug-Ins for the current and the previous ArchiCAD version are constantly up to date, a soon as new new bugs arise.
When you launch ArchiSuite, it immediately advises you for new updates available for free download.
Remember to quit ArchiCAD, before installing any ArchiSuite Update.


If you need to download previous Cigraph Plug-Ins versions (for ArchiCAD from version 8.1 to 11), the ones protected by the Cigraph Dongle, or the ones protected with the old system based on the Registration ID, please contact Cigraph and write us about the ArchiCAD version and Operative System you're using.

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