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Component Level Design Workflows - Conversation & feedback

Hi All, Now in Archicad, most design and data are handled at the element level - assigning properties, using Graphic Overrides or setting renovation status are a few examples.To express design intent and extract data at a more detailed level, the com...

James B by Graphisoft
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Existing Exterior at new roof slope

I have an existing exterior wall and and and existing roof and I want to demolish half of my roof and show a new roof with a different slope. Do I build a new exterior walls at these gap?  

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dhnguyen by Contributor
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Resolved! Curtain Wall Door Swing - one shows - one doesn't

Hi All-- Been searching everywhere and reading all the related posts I can, but still no answers - trying to understand why only one door in my curtain wall is showing as open. When I created the wall both doors were showing the swings, but for some ...

Resolved! Point Cloud - Rotate Z and Y axis

Hi. I am using the iPhone to create point clouds for small rehabilitation works. I am testing the apps 3dscanner, Canvas and Modelar. With all of them I have the same problem: When exporting to .e57 or .xyz, the Y and Z axes not only do not have the ...

Atort by Contributor
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Resolved! Project Zero, site model, and undecided finished floor level

Hi there, I am at the early stage of sketch design of a detached dwelling on a site.I am experimenting with different finished floor level (FFL) to have a look at how the space feels like. Current project setup.Project Location > Altitude(Sea level) ...

sonestar by Contributor
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Resources for new user / learning

I'm looking to move to BIM from Bricscad & Sketchup. Two person office in Los Angeles doing mostly residential remodels & ADUs. I've got 25 years in Auto/Bricscad, and do lots of customization/coding in lisp for CAD, and rudimentary skills in Ruby fo...

DanA by Contributor
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Find walls with surface override on

I'm struggling to find all walls in my project that have surface override on.The best would be to have a graphic override that highlights all wall elements that have any surface override on, but as far as I can tell that is not possible. The next wou...

Downloading rfas to create gdl objects

This is my first visit so be patient. I am attempting to download a revit family of chairs into Archicad 22 and save them as gdl objects. When I look in the folder RECENT FILES I can see the file I downloaded from the vendor's website "Chair-Hussey-Q...

zero thickness membrane layer line in a composite element

Hello, the commonly met standard in my country is that membrane layers, like water insulation are drawn as dashed line over layer they're placed on in section or detail. The question is - is there a tool to do that with composites? What I've done is ...


Save as Door / Window Wall Face

Hi all, Is it just me or is the wall face definition non-existent when saving a custom door / window from the floor plan? If you save from the 3D window, Zero is the wall face with Positive elevation being extrusions out from the wall face and Negati...