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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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Grasshopper Connection Object Guide - Sweep Object

With the Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Live Connection, you can enhance your BIM model with complex shapes that can not be defined easily with the default ARCHICAD tools. In order to be able to properly represent and document these shapes, while keeping the...

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Parametric Profiles - Schematic design variations

We're famous for having Tools that 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 and cust...

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Parametric Profiles - Adjustable fireproofing

As a newly introduced feature in ARCHICAD 22, the parametricity of profiles can be used for multiple purposes. One of them is to create adjustable fireproofing/insulation for beam or column elements. Later, the thickness can be adjusted by element, l...

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Parametric Profiles - Wall with offsetable skins

A Wall element can be a simple wall and it can also use composites or profiles. Composite structures can be used with Shell, Roof, and Slab elements as well, and can have up to 48 skins with individual skin separator lines However, since with ARCHICA...

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Modeling of floating floor screed edge detail in ARCHICAD

This article explains methods of enhancing the appearance of connections of floors and walls in model section views. Description of the floating floor screed edge detail In most cases the solution for floors to match soundproofing requirements is to ...

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Profiler Add-On

The Profiler Add-On allows you to create Object type Library Parts by extruding a profile along a straight or curved path. The new Profiler command will appear in the Design/Design Extras sub-menu by default. How to use Profiler Add-On To create an o...