Podolsky wrote:Thanks Podolsky, but actually there are different sizes and types of load-bearing blocks on the same wall. See picture above, each color of a block is a unique size or type of block. The expression property calculation works only with traditional bricks, since they are all equal. Not with load-bearing blocks.
There is another way to calculate amount of masonry blocks or bricks - to create expression property, that will calculate amount of blocks based on wall volume and thickness.
LaszloNagy wrote:Thanks Laslo. Yes, it is possible to use Curtain Wall tool do model a load-bearing wall. There is a Youtube video that showed how to do it. But this workaround is very limited, not a proper solution. We need a solution that works for real, not to just presentation.
Based on your screenshots, I think you may be able to use the Curtain Wall tool to model these in Archicad. You would have to create custom panels to represent the bricks.
Another possibility is to use the Archicad-Grasshopper Connection, which can take the geometry of the Wall and you can create a Graph that would parametrically create the load-bearing bricks.
But as Podolsky pointed out, modeling every brick can result in complex models with a large number of polygons, so if you need to do that, you have to take this into consideration as well. In that case, it may be advisable to save a separate PLN file, and model the brick walls only in that file. You could even create an empty project file based on your file, hotlink your model into for reference, then generate the brick walls there.
Aaron wrote:Thanks Aaron. It's a great video, but as I said, Curtain Wall tool isn`t able to deal with all the different sizes of blocks of a Load-bearing masonry. That`s because CW tool uses a fixed size of Scheme along a wall.
have a look at the videos on this subject - block made with curtain wall - by Contrabim. Very useful:
ejrolon wrote:Thanks Eduardo. Very Interesting! But I don`t find "joints". Do you mean Junctions? Could you please elaborate it? Thank you.
I think it is doable. You just need to duplicate the joints were you want to cut.
Also you can "push-pull" them back to make the T's.
All the 3/4 schemes, 1/2 scheme etc can be configured by either duplicating or moving joints.
Aaron wrote:You should have seen Laszlo's presentation during ARCHINTENSIVE 2021
I liked ContraBIM's video because I learned more about pattern editing with blocks as the example than I ever did from a Graphisoft video. I've got a complex tower facade (actually 2) that I will finally get to apply some of what I learned. Looking forward.
ejrolon wrote:Thanks Eduardo. You are right, the Revit exemple above is made with their CW Tool, I just notice it by you.
On another note the original screenshot from RVT indicates that the wall is a Curtain Wall too.
So now I am more confused as to why using the CW tool in AC is too much hassle.
LaszloNagy wrote:As the first (odd) row blocks differ from the second (even) row blocks, the load-bearing masonry project needs 2 plan views (1st row view and 2nd row view). Therefore, I created 2 CWs for the same wall, each CW in a unique layer for each Plan Views. One CW starts on the first row and another CW starts on the second row in between. With this method I model the wall like the real world and solved the following need:
I will also be interested in the solution you come up with.