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Integrated MEP Modeler in Archicad

The BIM collaboration between architectural, structural and MEP engineering disciplines needs software solutions that aid this collaboration. It is becoming more usual for engineers to take part in the design process and work with architects starting...

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Adding Zones to a Thermal Block

Things to Remember Before Starting Zones are only visible in 3D if they are enabled in the Filter and Cut Elements in 3D dialogue box. It's a good idea to save a 3D view specifically for use with energy evaluation. This view should show all parts of ...

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Creating Thermal Blocks for Energy Evaluation

Before running an energy evaluation of your project file, Thermal Blocks must be created. All Thermal Blocks have an assigned Operation Profile and Building Systems. For information on creating an Operation Profile, please click here. For information...

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Eye-Dropper and Syringe

Parameter transfer, also known as the eye-dropper and syringe, is the easiest way to pick up the parameters of one element and transfer them to another element of the same type. Simple usage of these tools allows you to speed up your pace while drawi...

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How to Work Precisely in Archicad

In Archicad the flexibility is given for just sketching up the building without having to numerically specify the correct size or location of an element, but if it's coming to a proper design process, you have to place the elements with a certain siz...

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Creating an Operation Profile

Operation Profiles is an ArchiCAD attribute that can be assigned to a Thermal Block. Each profile is associated with a daily schedule that includes required internal temperature range, human heat gain, hot water needs and humidity loads. Follow the s...

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How to Use the Wood Ceiling Add-On

The Wood Ceiling add-on allows users to apply 3D wainscoting to an existing roof. Before Starting 1. Download and install the Goodies package here. 2. Add the Accessories Library to the project library. It is located under the ArchiCAD version folder...

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How to Use the Roof Surfacer Add-On

The Roof Surfacer add-on allows users to apply 3D cladding to an existing roof. Before Starting 1. Download and install the Goodies package here. 2. Add the Accessories Library to the project library. It is located under the ArchiCAD version folder u...

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How to change the Home Story of an element in Archicad

If you drag an element in a section or in 3D to a different story, the Home Story of the element won't be adjusted. So, it can happen, that an element is located on e.g the 1st story but it has a different Home Story. (To avoid issues like that use '...

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Trimming in 2D

Trim function helps you to edit the existing elements quickly and easily in 2D and 3D. This is done by CTRL-clicking (on Windows) / CMD-clicking (on Mac OS) elements on the Floor Plan. One can cut off unneeded portions of Walls, Lines, Arcs etc., spl...

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