on 2020-01-2010:43 AM - edited on 2021-09-0202:50 PM by RTorres
In this article we want to provide some tips and tricks to supplement or enhance architectural drawings. Architects need enhanced architectural drawings to be able to represent their design concept efficiently.
Of course, you have to start with a proper model in Archicad.
Step 1: Create an Axonometry View
The next step is to find the best view of the model, which helps you represent every detail you want. Nowadays, axonometry’s role is confined to conceptual drawings. Of course, a perspective view also can be the right choice, here you can read about how to set up a perspective view.
In Archicad we can find the required settings to achieve different axonometries. In the Projection Settings dialog presets are available for the basic types of projections.
Click to see the different Parallel Projection types
Step 2: Create a 3D Document
The 3D Document allows you to use either the Floor Plan or the 3D view of the model as the basis for creating a document, to which you can add dimensions, labels and additional 2D drawing elements.
Click to see the steps for creating a 3D Document
Right click on Generic Axonometry in the Navigator
Select “New 3D Document” from the context menu
In the appearing dialog type the Reference ID and the Name of the 3D Document
3D Document will be generated by clicking on Create button
The current view of 3D will be displayed
Step 3: Set up a Graphic Override Combination
Use Graphic Overrides to apply a predefined appearance (color, fill) to different model elements. First, create Graphic Override Rules. A Rule defines what type of elements (based on specific criteria) should be overridden and how they should look like (3D surface, contour line, fill) as a result of the override.
Why do we use Graphic Override instead of re-coloring the elements in their settings?
Because re-coloring an element is a global setting, in every view, even on the rendering, you would see that specific color. If you use the Graphic Override feature, you can have different colors in every view.
First, set up Graphic Override Rules, then create a Graphic Override Combination and apply the Combination.
Click to see how to create a Graphic Override Rule
Create a Rule
Go to Document > Graphic Overrides > Graphic Override Rules
Click the New button at the bottom of the Graphic Override Rules dialog box