We're famous for having Tools which can be used for more than their original function. Profiles are used in Walls, Beams and Columns to create custom elements tailored to the project. Use the parametric profiles to create design alternatives using only one complex profile. This feature is available from ARCHICAD 22.
Combining the use of custom parameters with a schematic section, can help during the early design phase, to create quickly adjustable alternatives to GDL objects.
Set up the profile
This particular example covers a schematic kitchen cabinet, created in the profile editor, with some of the edges set to be customisable. Follow our other articles how to create customisable skins and edit multiple edges with the same modifiers.
Modifiable parts in this example:
work surface thickness and length
top cabinet shelfs and depth
bottom cabinet footing
Place and edit
In this example we used the profile as a wall, which then can be placed in floor plan or a 3D view.
Select the element to highlight the modifiable edges
drag the lines in 3D or edit an exact value using the Tracker
create design vatiations
Use the Element Transfer to distribute design variations
The Element Transfer Setting now include the Offset Modifiers as an optional Setting for Wall, Beam and Column elements.
You can set up and save new Element Transfer Settings to use to spread variations across the project easily.