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How to Create a Double Pitch Beam

This exercise is about creating a prefabricated concrete double-pitch beam used for building industrial halls. Due to the renewed, multi-segmented Beam and Column tools it is much easier to create such structures in ARCHICAD 23. The shape of the beam...

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End Cuts and Segment Joins in Beams and Columns

In ARCHICAD 22 and before all columns were cut horizontally at the bottom and at the top and all beams were cut vertically at both ends. As of ARCHICAD 23 beam and column ends can be cut both horizontally and vertically and also at any custom angle. ...

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How to Create a Prefabricated Concrete Column

This article presents you with the detailed process of modeling a prefabricated reinforced concrete column with the new Column Tool of ARCHICAD 23. Prefabricated columns are often used in the case of industrial halls. The easiest way to represent the...

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Beam Segments - Tips and Tricks

What is a Segment? Beam (or Column) Segments are good for defining different materials and geometries along the Beam (and Column) reference axis. The result: expanded geometric freedom for BIM elements representing reinforced concrete, steel, timber,...

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Column Locations Across Several Floors

I am working on developing a new 4 story building. The column locations are constantly changing and I'm finding it difficult to constantly change column locations on all the floor levels. Is there a way when I move a column on floor the corresponding...


How to Create a Spiral Beam

As we know a spiral is a space curve with a consistent arc and a consistent inclination angle at all points. ARCHICAD’s Beam Tool does not have a curved option. Therefore any curve in the Beam must be created out of straight segments. So a possible o...

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