how can this be modeled in archicad ?
I modeled this in MOI3d in 35 sec. and i cant do this in archicad.
I can model this in MOI3d and export it as 3ds and import in archicad but can you do it in lets say objective, archicforma,or archicad tools ???
This is 2 L profiles 80x80 mm . . .
p.s. I think that i will finish this in MOI3d cos its to fast and i think its a pain i.a.
to model this in archicad.
I tried to replicate one part from your picture. Again, I don't have the dimensions right, but it took a minute maybe. It is not my intent to show off my speed, just to emphasize, that it is not always quicker to use other software. Many things can be modeled rigth within ArchiCAD.
Trussmaker is quite hidden in ArchiCADs menus, so many users don't even know that it is there. This kind of structure can also be made with profiler, curtain wall (not sure), complex profiles, sure with ArchiForma and Encina.
It looks nice. Congrats. I didnt even know about MOI3d software.
I know if someone is used to use other modeling sw it can be faster than in ArchiCAD, sure. If I would have trouble modeling this I would go with Sketchup. It is just, that I so often hear "ArchiCAD cant do this" phrase, that I sometimes cant resist to try to prove them wrong.
1. Select the characteristics of the steel member
2. In an elevation view, draw the first steel segment (2 clicks)
3. Draw the second steel segment (2 clicks)
4. Use OBJECTiVE > Tools > Split to split the steel at the required junction
5. The result in plan, side/front elevation, and 3D
The number of seconds it takes really depends on how long you spend specifying the steel profile. The workflow is very natural for ArchiCAD, far better then messing around saving objects from the 3D window.