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Chamfered Arch

gotphish001
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I did this before with a morph and then extrusion. This time it's pretty early in the design phase so whatever I draw will need to change dimension a few times probably. That was a pain with the morph. I just started with morphs so maybe I just need more practice. I was curious if anyone else had a way to do it that would be more adjustable. I was thinking of doing it using an opening. I could hide the wall in the columns. I didn't see a wall opening with the chamfered arch though. I'm new to archicad and am getting halfway decent at figuring things out. I know that I can make it work. Just asking if there's a better/easier way. My picture must have been too high resolution so I made it a pdf.
Nick DiPietro
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Barry Kelly
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You could create a custom door opening or custom window opening.

Here is the link for creating a door.


https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/knowledgebase/25570/


You don't deed to worry about actual doors or frames.
Just create the shape you want with a slab and give it an ID of WALLHOLE.
Save that as a door object and away you go.

It is not really adjustable if you need to change its size or shape (the overall size can be adjusted just like any other door but the shape will adjust proportionally).
But it is easy to create another object.
Unless you want to get into GDL scripting.

For an adjustable shape then the SEO method you linked to is probably the easiest to use if you want to adjust the shape.
As mentioned in the article, use the BEAM for the complex profile because that will interact best with walls.
Also make sure your complex profile building material is stronger than the wall building materials.
In fact with a beam with a stronger material you won't even need to do an SEO (that is a rather old article).


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gotphish001
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I searched before, but didn't find much. I just found this though. https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/knowledgebase/25563/.
I was trying to use a complex profile but I was trying to do it with a wall. I also was trying to model the object not the part I wanted to cut out. This should work well for me as I can easily change the profile. If there's other ways I'd still like to hear them as I really like learning this stuff and I enjoy helping people in my office troubleshoot strange things.
Nick DiPietro
Cad Manager/Monkey
Autodesk Expert Elite
Archicad 24 Solo USA
https://farkasassociates.com/

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Barry Kelly
Moderator
You could create a custom door opening or custom window opening.

Here is the link for creating a door.


https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/knowledgebase/25570/


You don't deed to worry about actual doors or frames.
Just create the shape you want with a slab and give it an ID of WALLHOLE.
Save that as a door object and away you go.

It is not really adjustable if you need to change its size or shape (the overall size can be adjusted just like any other door but the shape will adjust proportionally).
But it is easy to create another object.
Unless you want to get into GDL scripting.

For an adjustable shape then the SEO method you linked to is probably the easiest to use if you want to adjust the shape.
As mentioned in the article, use the BEAM for the complex profile because that will interact best with walls.
Also make sure your complex profile building material is stronger than the wall building materials.
In fact with a beam with a stronger material you won't even need to do an SEO (that is a rather old article).


Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

Lingwisyer
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The problem with using a SOE is that they do not show up in plan. If you apply the Complex Profile to a column, you could change the ID of the column to Wallhole then save that out as a custom door. When a change is needed, just change the Complex Profile and save the column out again to the same name.



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gotphish001
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The SOE works for this project as it is only a front facade reno of a house, so not much of a floor plan. Mostly just elevations. I'll try those other ideas the next time I need a custom door window.
Nick DiPietro
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Archicad 24 Solo USA
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