ArchiCAD doesn't seem to come with a whole lot of surfaces. Cedar T&G for ceilings or walls for example. Is there a place where ArchiCAD users share surfaces they find or create? Also, is there a similar place for building materials, complex profiles etc. I know there are objects out there but I can't find any places for surfaces and building materials.
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adamsb wrote: Have you tried using bimcomponents.com? It even has a weblink at the bottom of the object dialog box.
I am not sure that BIM Components link works.
I can only find surfaces when I search - so far I have only found one.
Clicking on the BIM Components link takes me to the web site but I can see no surfaces there.
If you have an SSA with Graphisoft then you will be able to download an additional 500 surfaces.
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A building material is mostly a 'container' for defining the cut fill, surface and priority for connection. If you have a half way decent template, most types of actual building materials (bricks, concrete, wood, metal etc etc) should be there. Just duplicate the closest match and change the fill and surface etc as needed.
Since the building material is a collection of other attributes like fills and surfaces, but also defines pens, there is very little use for sharing these around, since they will only work within the same template or you will 'pollute' your file with new attributes that are likely duplicates of something that is already there.