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World Backup Day is March 31st

World Backup Day How and why is this a real thing? Who cares. You better back your shit up. Often. If I ever write a book on BIM and/or ArchiCAD you better believe there’ll be a chapter on Data Safety. I’ve got some strong thoughts Enjoy this infographic from the …

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BIM Server Scare

It was like we’d just saved the world from a nuclear holocaust. But we couldn’t tell anyone because it wasn’t rogue KGB operatives still disgruntled from the end of the Cold War or Kim Jong Un and his lackeys with their fingers on the button. It was aliens from another …

A lot safer, a lot more secure…

Over the past week you might have noticed some strangeness on the blog. Especially if you visited on Monday or tried to share some posts on Facebook, LinkedIN, etc. Let me assure you, I haven’t changed the blog to start pushing off-brand, Canadian Pharma. Fortunately that’s over now. After two …

Library Migration

If you’ve already watched all the version 15 videos and are looking to fill your time until May 23rd, take a look at this entry on library migrations from the ArchiCAD wiki; it’s never too early to start thinking about how to make the transition to the latest version as …

File Names Matter

At SALA Architects, we’ve been using ArchiCAD since v6.5 (1999). However I didn’t join the firm until 2007, at which point I spearheaded the transition of a hodgepodge of v8.1 users following no uniform procedures to a larger number of v11 users following company wide standards. We are now approaching …

High / Low. You backed up, right?

I got a weird error message recently. An attribute went missing. Find and Select with the criteria set to ‘element type is All and attributes are Missing’ didn’t work. It seemed likely that it was an attribute of an attribute that was bad (an image associated to a material, for …