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Create a Copy When Stretching Circles

User interactions should behave consistently and with expected results The behavior of the radial stretch command for curved elements was inconsistent, leaving a gap in the user’s workflow when working with circles and ellipses because it was not pos...

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Opening Tool - Surface Overrides

The Opening Tool is more precise and flexible The Opening Tool is one of the most frequently used Archicad tools in any project for the modeling, information management, and documentation of openings. Prior to Archicad 26, openings automatically used...

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Custom 2D Details for Archicad Windows

Note: This article is written based on Archicad 21Some users like to have their own 2D representations created with lines and fills for the default window with a little bit GDL scripting, let us look at how we can achieve that and how to control it w...

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Importing Point Clouds and Modelling the Terrain

A quick way of inserting the representation of the terrain to our model is using the point cloud import feature of Archicad. Point clouds are more and more popular since they can give the most detailed surveying results, however at the same time need...

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Ramp Parapet with Morph Tool

Place a Ramp Object I felt it is good to share some software specific tips and tricks in between my posts focusing on interoperability. In this post I am sharing a tip on how to create guard walls (parapets) along the edge of a curved ramp using Morp...

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Frameless Corner Windows

One kind of a recurring issue is how to create the frameless corner windows, using just a mitered glass connection as below: Switching to the Custom Corner… tab page of the Window settings however doesn’t allow us to choose Glass, but Frame or Corner...

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Joining Wall Segments

Adding new nodes to a Wall when editing it via the Pet palette eventually creates segments which cannot be joined again using an inverse command or such. Though it is not something you could not solve by deleting one of the segments and edit the rema...

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