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Best way to ceate a 3D pattern on concrete

Maria_K
Contributor

Dear fellow Archicad users, 

 

I am modeling a concrete facade for a project. The facade is supposed to have some kind of pattern (see attached picture for inspiration). What do you suggest would be the best way to model it in Archicad for a nice 

3D effect? 
I have thought about curtain wall or Accessories wall addon using AC profiles. 

Any other suggestions? 

 

/Maria 

 

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Eduardo Rolon
Moderator

You can do the same using either the "Window Niche" or the "Opening Tool" and then you don't need to use SEOs, or manage extra layers and if you move the wall they will move with it. 

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Hmooslechner
Advisor

SEO - cutouts with Morph-solids which of which You turn off the Layer of the Morphs later.

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Maria_K
Contributor

Thanks! It's a good idea. Only that it would be a bit time consuming if you have a large wall area and a pattern that requires many morphs

Hmooslechner
Advisor

To get the pattern easily - you could use the facade-tool instead of single morphs - then SEO the same way...

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Maria_K
Contributor

Which one is the facade-tool? 

sorry - curtainwall-tool. in German its called "Fassaden-Werkzeug"

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Hmooslechner
Advisor

like so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ws20CFCqlU

AC5.5-AC25EduAut, PC-Win10, MacbookAirM1

Wow, thank you for the video! 😀

Solution
Eduardo Rolon
Moderator

You can do the same using either the "Window Niche" or the "Opening Tool" and then you don't need to use SEOs, or manage extra layers and if you move the wall they will move with it. 

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08
Puerto Rico, BVI, Miami

Vectorworks 2022

Maria_K
Contributor

I think that probably the best way to do it! Thank you

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