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Question about drawing scaffolding library


Hello, I often install scaffolding at construction sites. I have drawn the different parts separately, and when I make them, I will assemble them. The work was quite time-consuming, so I wondered if there was any way I could draw them as simply and customizably as drawing stairs or handrails. I don't know much about coding. Can I do this myself? If possible, could you provide documents for me to study on my own?

Photo 1 is the parts I have already drawn
Photo 2 is after I had assembled each part together

Thank you very much!






Hello @PhanVanHau ,


I thought a curtain wall could be used but you would likely need to create your own object so you can manage everything properly.


However to do so you would need to learn coding as custom objects are done with GDL that is a programming language used by Archicad. IMO, it is worth it to learn programming in the general sense as a professional, it took me a couple of months to learn basic programming concepts a decade ago and by practicing often, I managed to improve a lot and programming is useful to me to this day.


There are plenty of free and self paced courses out there to help with that. Myself I started with Harvard's CS50 ( and Helsinki's java course ( but there are many more from most of the top renowned universities in the world. For Archicad, if you want to be proficient, learning GDL will likely be great asset to have.


Earlier this year, I showcased a furniture object for the Object Factory Challenge, that had a similar logic as scaffoldings :


So it pretty much very possible to make scaffoldings in GDL in my opinion. |
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