2008-12-0204:10 PM - last edited on 2023-05-2411:58 AM by Rubia Torres
My name is Vijay,i am from India.
I am a fresh archicad user and had been working in Autocad Architecture and Revit.
I have a query in Archicad which i think someone can clarify.
In ADT and revit Creating parametric library components is very easy and it can be done by using the inbuilt options,but while i think of creating some library parts(something like doors and window styles) i heard that it can be only achieved by GDL programming,
is that true,dont we have any other ways to create components.
I am currently using archicad version 9 and is there any advancement in the latest version.
Search these forums for 'custom window' or 'custom door', and you will find a huge amount of information.
Custom doors and windows (etc) can be created easily but will NOT be parametric. Creating a completely parametric object does require GDL scripting.
A non-scriped custom window is illustrated here:
but NOTE the bold text at the top which applies to AC 9 and higher - no scripting is required to create an arbitrary-shaped wall hole (or niche). The article should really be re-written.
Also, sometimes all you need is a custom door or window panel (or handle). Custom Components, created with massing tools and no scripting, give you this. Screenshot of that part of the help attached - and also search these forums.
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