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Mac Application Switcher + ArchiCAD

I just started using Command-Tab to pull up the Mac Application Switcher. I’ve accidentally used it before, but never intentionally. It’s AWESOME for quickly switching between multiple ArchiCAD files. Which happens to be something I’m doing a lot of right …

How much do you know about Groups?

Let’s start with the basics and get a bit more complex. 1. The enable/suspend groups button should always be visible.  If the button looks like the image below, then groups are enabled. Otherwise they are suspended. 2. It’s a good …

Top 20 Keyboard Shortcuts

All new users I work with invariably ask me a question followed by a request. Is there a list of all the keyboard shortcuts? Yes; go to Work Environments, Shortcut Schemes, Keyboard Shortcuts, click Show Shortcut List in Browser. Once …

Bass Lessons

I’ve been a bassist for over 20 years (over two-thirds of my life). As college approached and  I was deciding what to do with my life, I had two options: professional musician or architect. Much of my life could be …

Split, who knew?

The split command (cmd + opt + I is my keyboard shortcut, the button looks like a little red axe) works for walls, slabs, meshes, roofs, beams, fills, lines, polylines, splines, arcs/circles, and zones. Why did I just learn this …