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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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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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Custom Curtain Wall Junctions

Creating custom components from scratch using the default tools and saving them as objects is a relatively simple way to extend the content libraries thanks to the File/Libraries and Objects…/Save Selection as… command. However this menu doesn’t list...

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Converting Sketch Models into BIM Models

There seems to be a clash between design sketch models (typically coming from SketchUp or Rhino, but even if they are created with Archicad) and models created for proper BIM use when we need to convert one to the other since they are built with comp...

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How to create Custom Object Components

For an overview of the Custom Component feature, see Create Custom Components:Example Workflows ArchiTIPS on Facebook In this Tech Tip we will show how to create a custom object component, in this case a custom door panel for a Basin Cabinet We place...

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Extracting Contour Lines (Isolines) of a Terrain

Occasionally you may want to generate a contour map of the terrain of your project. The 3D terrain can be imported from an external source, thus can be an object or a morph in ARCHICAD or can be a mesh created in ARCHICAD. The default Floor Plan repr...

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Minh Nguyen by Graphisoft Moderator
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