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Contemporary Bathtub

Hi, i am trying to create a bathtub as an object for archicad, ive tried using mesh tool and then saving as object but it just doesnt look right. can anyone help me? i am using archicad 12

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Missing Library Parts

We have a company library, and we have a keynote label object that we use. I signed in to my teamwork project to find that some of these objects are missing, meaning, I get the big dot that indicates missing object. This only occurs on some of them. ...

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Placing multiple skylight windows

Hello, im quite new to archicad, and i need some help placing multiple skylight windows. Im not that good in explaining these kind of things in english, but i'll give it a go. Hope you understand what i mean. I've placed 5 skylight windows next to ea...

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clock

Hi guys does anyone have a clock that I can use on top of a building? Thought may save me some time as a fair thing to draw. 3m x 3m x 6m block I sit in hope best regards from Bulgaria F

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Segmental brick arch

Hello, I am looking for an object that makes a segmental brick arch but shows the bricks as rectangular and the mortar as being radially tapered or widening from the under side of the arch to the top side of the arch. The Archicad object shows both t...

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problem with macro call

i made an object wich use macro but it don't work like i want. this macro is used to make the substract of two polygons, but the returned polygon is wrong. first i thought that the problem were on my macro script, so i took the values that the first ...

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Missing all library objects

I opened a old project and the library loaded fine but when the error box came up from the library manager saying what loaded and what was a duplicate it showed that everything from my library was missing that I added to the building (ie: doors, wind...

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GDL converting to GSM causing prob

We recently loaded the Archicad 12 version on our machines with current updates PC(s), mine is a quad-processor BUT-with the Quicktime program, all of our GDL objects have 'automatically' converted to GSM files, and I cannot get my titles to load-eit...

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A Bug in "Parking Stall 12"?

Hi, When mirroring a row of "Parking Stall 12" the text number of stalls do not retain their position and they mirror also. Am I missing a setting? Have been looking for it all over. I wish GS would make this object a little more real life like. Than...

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objects freaking out

a bunch of objects in my model are shooting off these bits into infinity. I delete them and then undo and it's gone but then another object has the same problem. These are all AC10 included objects that I haven't modified besides resizing in plan. An...

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Hotspot generation in saving out a gsm

I have recently saved out some 2D furniture layouts as library parts, I find this method good for when you receive a 2D furniture layout from a contractor and it has 50,000 elements! The problem I am having is it is now generating hundreds of hotspot...

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after a shower object

im chasing a good shower object.. the one in our australian library has an option for a pivot door that only swings one way with the hing fixed on one side.. i wanna get a shower object bacily the same but have the option to flip the hinge side and r...

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Zone Stamp

Hi! to everybody. Is there a way to show zones with finishCode in some views and in some others with out finishcode , using the same zones? Thanks

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Selectable parameter from stretchy hotspot

I am trying to use a stretchy hotspot to create an easy way for users to choose from a list of standard values by stretching a hotspot in plan rather than having to go into the object parameters. Similar to this thread but a little different. http://...

external txt file generating hotspots

Hi I am working with a built-as registration of a huge and complex building. I have a Leica Builder R200M Theodolite to generate surveyor points. I can export from the Builder to a dxf file which then can be imported in my *.pln as an object. My idea...

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What's up with Bath-Tub 12?

This library part works fine if you leave it at the default 2'-6" width. Make it wider or narrower, and the drain (in the 2D symbol) moves off center. Am I missing a checkbox or something? I think the code is screwy and the drain always gets placed 1...

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AC12 Library Structure

This issue may be remedial, but I looked at several tutorials and there seems to be no clear way to address this. Basically, I am migrating to AC12 from AC11. I had a few objects download from the object depository (a very hearty "thank-you" to all t...

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Custom Markers!

Hi Guys... I need some urgent help here! I need to create some custom markers for sections, elevations, door and window markers etc. See attached pic! Any of you GDL Experts have the time to assist me?

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Group Operation Error

Hello I am new at using ArchicadI and I am currently using AC12 student version. I have created a library object out of slab and used solid element object to modify it and finally saved it as 3d object. When ever I try to open the object or place it ...

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save as binary

Hello I wanted to test the option "Save as binary" in the save window (image1) but it seems don't work, the code stay here after saving and reopen the object (image two )

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TONDACH Add-on Problem in AC12

Hello everybody, I have downloaded the TONDACH Add-on for AC12 (from here http://www.cadstudio.hu/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=97&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0) and it seems that I can't use it (please see the attached images for d...

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Hopper windows in AC12

I am trying to add hopper windows to my building. I thought that AC could turn the awning window into a hopper window, but unable to do. The only other option is the metal hopper/awning combo in AC12, but I get all kinds of errors when reducing the a...

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Adding extra data to zone stamp

Hi, I was wondering if there is a way you can add extra data to the stamp of each zone of the virtual building I'm creating. In order for my residential project to comply with the health standards, for each room (kitchen, living, dining etc.) I need ...

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GDL information resource

Hi all, I've found this web site and I wanted to share it, its much more easy to understand even that is not in english than the reference guide. www.selfgdl.com I hope you find it useful too. Regards Nando

Value list for arrayed parameters

I know how to set up a VALUE list for a standard parameter. VALUES "param_name" "value_1', "value_2", ...... But is it possible to set a value list for an arrayed parameter? Something like ... VALUES "param_name [1][1]" "value_1', "value_2", ...... I...

COLORS AND MATERIALS

i want to have available a much more extensive library of colours and materials. WHERE CAN I FIND ONE? the default colors and materials are too restrictive. thanks

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Can't find missing door

I have a small project, which was started in AC!2 but the person who started it had the migration library loaded and was using older favorites so many of the doors were AC11 parts. In our efforts to keep as much stuff current as possible, I try to up...

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How to reset the origin of an object

Hi all, I'm learning GDL and creating a test window to be inserted into walls. However when inserting, the window is not staying in the wall but a distance apart. Please see attached file. I guess the problem is the origin coordinate but not sure. Do...

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Lamp and Light

Hi. Does anybody know how I can rotate the text in the object light when it's showing in the Floor Plan like a RCP symbol? Thank you for your help.

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help meeeeeeeeeee :)

i am student of architecture... i have downloaded some models from archibase, but i dont know how to use them! please explain me step by step what should i do when i open winzip file...

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Door opening/swing

Does anyone know if I can set the opening angle on a double door to be different on each leaf? FYI: I am using "D2 Metal 12" and/or "D2 Commercial Door 12"

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picture 12 in archicad 12 object gallery

Hello everyone, i am pretty new in archicad and i am trying to figure out how to import custom pictures to show as art on the renderings. Ive read you need to put the images in the same folder and i have done that but an error appears when i render. ...

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german library for AC12

Hello! is there german library translated to english? it seems that windows and doors are much better in that library than in international.

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What is wrong with railings in Archicad library?

I met this problem with rail (stair handrail, free rail, etc) in all versions of AC I ever had: If I try to change the material of post, it automatically changes to "brick" and the parameter changes to "locked". All other material parameters behave s...

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water feature really important

hey does anyone know how to make a curved water feature easily?? i tried doing a slan and then changing its texture but i can't add the textures from the website http://www.archibaseplanet.com/download/2622.html to archicad, so pls if anyone has a so...

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Problem with the Plumbing fixtures

Guys i have a little problem. When i upgraded the archicad with the 2675 hotfix the plumbing fixtures dissapeared. what remained were just two kind of showers a shower spray and a tap... What could be the problem. I'm with the latest archicad 12 libr...

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ZONE STAMP

Hi to everybody I would like to see in the zone stamp the four walls, and I begin to play with the zone stamp, and I didn't accomplish to much. any help?

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Windows in Garage Doors

Does any one out there know how to change the location of window panes in garage doors? The default seems to be the 2nd leaf from the top, and I have some tall ( 20' ) doors and the windows are too high. Help.

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Is it possible to delete hotspots?

I've made a library part by putting different elements together. The problem is that an awful lot of hotspots have been created. I do not know what to do to get rid of them. Can anyone help, please ?

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What electronics are in Archicad 12?

I'm considering buying Archicad 12, but currently I have Archicad and I'm looking at buying just some electronic items if I don't buy Archicad 12. So what type of things do we have? In archicad 11 theres a Powercube, and old Apple Cinema Displays. Ar...

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Glass facade

How can I create a glass facade on my building? I can't find anything similar in library. Do you have any ideas? Thank you in advance.

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Spider Clamp in Archicad 11

Hello, I'm very new to Archicad - I'm usuing Archicad 11 and would like to use a spider clamp for a curtain wall. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Does anyone know wher I could find the object? Thank you! Sue

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Need ArchiCAD 11 library subset

Hi, I need to work on a file created in ArchiCAD 11, but I work in ArchiCAD 12. It is asking me for the 11 library subset ... does anyone knows where I can download it please? Thanks.

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"Get the Modular Joinery tool"

What happened to the "Get the Modular Joinery Object!" topic? I got an auto email reply, but the link said this was not available anymore. Graphy, did you kill this topic? Sorry, can't remember what forum it was in, so posted here.

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Problems with D1 commercial door

I'm using the latest US version of AC-12 and latest Lib. When I select the option to use the commercial window listed under the door panel options the part will through up error messages stating there are too many parameters in line 700 of the 3D scr...

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custom material for carpet

hi hope someone can help me with this i have copied the material i want to be in my material for carpet in the Archicad library (in the right folder and i have reload the library as well) but when i want to change the material, the picture i saved in...

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GSM error message

Hello friends, I have created 3d duples house in archicad version 11. My probulem is when I am trying to open in 3d perspective I have received an erroe message as below in somany times. (please check attached image for error message) "Polygon is deg...

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filing cabinets

hi, I need to make a set of drawers under desk that has one filing cabinet drawer and 2 normal sized drawers. Is there a script I can use to gain this by copying the tall filing cabinet and playing with the gdl script? thanks!

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Furnishings rant (it's Friday!)

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?q=aeron&btnG=Search&styp=m I know I know how can anyone compete with Google? But we're trying to run a practice here. We've been trying to get an aeron chair in acceptable ArchiCAd form for weeks now, on ...

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More Cabinet Oddities

Am I the only one who can't get the "new" cabinets to behave? CabinetBase-Multidrawer12 does not show the top drawer when active, and there seems no way to choose depth of top drawer, keeping other drawers equal in depth. Am I missing something? Than...

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Cavity closure

I've prepared some construction documents in ArchiCAD & will have to "translate" all the layouts into dwg. 1.I've a minor issue with the cavity closures.As the background of all hatchings is set to 0 - to avoid tons of solids in the dwg - my prefabri...

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faceted or smooth?

In GDL, usually several mask codes determine if a curved object is faceted or smooth. Is there a general solution to override all such specifications, and have the whole object "smoothed" or "faceted"? Unfortunately, most complex objects that are cre...

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D2 commercial Door

Is there no double hollow metal door with sidelights or transom? Does graphisoft think that this should not be used and we should just use the curtainwall tool?

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Oh my, gdl sausage...

This object was just cool! http://www.archibase.net/download/25517.html What's hanging right to the sausages? Liver? Kidney? Archibase delivers some fun stuff among all the regular good stuff.

Crashes migrating to AC12

I just experience alot of crashes of AC12 and found out the reason and I thought others may be interested. It is essential to load the ArchiCAC 11 migration library when bringing older projects, and library parts, across to AC12. It is hoped this may...

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Bathtub drain

Anyone else notice the library part "Bath-Tub 12" has a problem? When you set the width different than the original width, the drain location gets out of center, so to speak. I cannot find a setting to change this. Anyone know of a "trick" or is this...

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2D & 3D cavity closure are not aligned

Is there a way to get cavity closure to work in 3d as well as 2d? things don't seem to line up - or rather it seems the cavity closure has no effect on the model, it is just a 2d plan item. If that is true, is there a way to adjust its placement so t...

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AC 6.5 auto gdl

Is it at least somewhat true that objects created with auto capture to new object has a easier code to understand using AC 6.5? Seems like I've seen something mentioned about that before. And if it is true, how to get a copy of 6.5? I only go back to...

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Problem: how to snap to custom made object

Hi, for the first time I have tried to make my own objects but I encountered a problem. The thing is I want to stack the objects next to each other but I can´t snap to the right places, only to the black spots and they are placed way outside the actu...

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True Round Top Wood Door

I'm looking for a true round top parametric wood door like on the left of attached image. So far all I could find was AC's "fake" round top top which you see on the right. Anyone seen one these, it's from my house built in the mid 40's. I know I can ...

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10ml glass door in bathroom

As the above says my boss has specified a 10ml glass door which I am trying to put into the plan. no door will go to 10ml thick, I tried making my own door and it only came up as a empty space. I need it to be 600ml wide and to sit next to a glass pa...

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semi-recessed sink

having a problem creating a cabinet with a semi recessed round/oval sink for the bathroom. we design interiors with lots of these so I really need help with this. None of the current cabinets are semi recessed except for the belfast which is actually...

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importing gdl object - lost materials

heya ive saved some objects such as sofas off of a website. i then import them into my model but the materials have gone they are just silver what am i doin wrong please help many thanks

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New 2d Object has broken lines

HI, Having issues saving 2d line work as an object. when I do the object comes out broken and messed up. Not sure what's happening. half circles also lose their orientation etc. I'm not used to GDL as I started making models with solidworks and autoc...

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Looking for Certain elements, please help!

So I am working on a kitchen and I need to find some CAD blocks for it. Basically I need a large stove hood that would look nice on an island, a very industrial looking fridge, and a under-cabinet wine cooler. Thanks. Heres my kitchen for reference: ...

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12 library 2009-04-01

I'm on the latest build (2523) but on the library 2008-10-30. I have not updated library because of some comments by others here that the library after mine caused OTHER ISSUES and still did not fix the issue I was having, which was that some windows...

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Archicad 12, how to add new materials

I have instaled on my hdd textures but when i manual duplicate material and change texture on 3d it is good but when i try photo render it changes material to original one, What is right way to add new material. And how to use custom picture for Carp...

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GDL texture mapping coordination

If I define a texture in GDL and create a 3D object, i.e a polygon with this material, how can I start the texture from the object's local origin? Whatever I do, the texture starts mapping from the plan's origin, and not the object's. Including for i...

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BIM Content Needs Survey

McGraw Hill Construction is promoting a survey on the BIM(VB) users opinion concerning the lack of good building product models. I would strongly recommend all ArchiCad users to go over there and spend 5 minutes on it. I think it is important that bu...

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Custom Zone Stamps - Cells within lines

In adhering with a client's standard to room tags, I need the zone stamp to appear exactly how the client requires it to be. I have attached an image illustrating this. Within the zone stamp, I understand that it is possible to display whatever infor...

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Cabinet Oddities - Cabinet Base 1D 12

The library object Cabinet Base 1D 12 which appears to have been updated in the latest library patch, LIB12-USA-2528-Win.exe, is exhibiting strange behavior. (Similar issues occur with Cabinet Base 2D 12 and Cabinet Base 3D 12 as well) To recreate/il...

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Non stretchy doors

Hi I'm doing a door object for calculation purpose. My q is: How can I do non-stretchy (fixed) doors where users are disabled to use the A value? Nicolaj

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Bringing back Storefront doors and windows

Although the curtain wall is a fantastic tool there are some major flaws that need to be addressed before taking away the storefront doors and windows provided in 11 but no longer available in 12. I understand that the curtain wall was to replace the...

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window casings

Hey, what happened to the outside window casing, left and right side, on fixed and casement windows. Not showing up in the dialogue boxes. Some have left side choice only, however. Bug here, or what? I have most current library in V 12.

Walking figures

Hi All A friend of mine, Thomas Roth has spent a lot of time building ArchiPuppet, a walking & moving figure for ArchiCAD 9 to 12. You can see a video & download a free full working demo of it from here: objectstop.com/?p=369 He's also set up a coupo...

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Curved ramp 12 bug

Greetings folks, I've noticed that mentioned library part has bug under 2D representation options. There are 3 types of 2D representation: - COMPLETE, - HORIZONTAL CUT, - DASHED OVER HORIZONTAL CUT Whatever you choose, AC will always display last one...

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setting parameter via scripting

howdy looking to do the following i have an if/ then statement and depending upon the result i would like to have gdl modify one of the parameters of the object the parameter in question can also be modified by hand in principle i want the object to ...

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Text to a 3D object

I haven't been working on Archicad for long, and was wondering if there was an easy way to turn text into a 3D object? I started using a mesh, and just outlined the text, but that seems to be real time consuming. Thanks for your help.

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naming electrical symbols instead of using number codes

I am familiar with the US electrical symbols but can't make heads or tails of the symbols in the ArchiCAD library. Could somebody please identify them with names instead of just numbers that don't make sense to me, say, "two-way switch" instead of "8...

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GDL Object Adapter problem

Hello, I have installed GDL Object Adapter 12, but I can't add any GDL object into Autocad... I think it's correctly installed, here are infos: - I have Archicad 10 and Autocad 2008 already installed - So I have downloaded GDL Object Adapter 12 from ...

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library issues! arch resolution.

AGGGHHHH, I just want to scream at the graphisoft folks. I pay to be on this subscription plan, and I am thinking this is a bad idea. The key to using an object based cad program is that the objects WORK! The libraries are really buggy! First I had a...

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Polyline nodes to parametric form

I`d like to transform numeric nodes like this (i got them with drag&drop method): 105: pnum=39 PUT 0, 0, 0 PUT 0.0392795, 0, 0 PUT 0.0392795, 0.1095692, 1 PUT 0.0392437, 0.1147646, 1 PUT 0.0396736, 0.1194417, 1 PUT 0.0405131, 0.1236261, 1 PUT 0.04170...

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Custom Door & Window labels

Our office has used seperate objects as door and window labels for as long as i can remember. Now i'd really like to use the automatic labelling tool to save us a LOT of time. Only problem is I need the automatic labels to look like our old ones (att...

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dwg to pln

I have several drawing of furniture that I've gotten from Knoll etc. and they are dwg 3d files,,,I think. I was able to use them in VIZ and now I'm using archicad. Isn't there a way to import these? I tried but all I get is a light 2d image. Any sugg...

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Can I create a library from DWG files?

I poked around the forum archives and didn't see a similar thread, but my apologies if this is a repost. I have a CD of ~600 moulding samples. Each is a separate .dwg file. I'd like to put these into either one .pln file or create a library for easy ...

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Multiple versions.. say what?

I have had this happen twice last week.. and I don't get it. I make a stair, save it. Save it again without rails, and give it a different name. I am told I have duplicates, but they have different names, and numbers???? Any ideas how to fix this for...

Section Marker Head Background Fill

For various reasons we use the built in IE marker for Interior Elevations and the Section Marker NCS 12 for sections (essentially we use the NCS one for Sections so we get the Arrow on one head and the flag on the other and this seems to be the marke...

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gdl palm tree

I'm looking for some good looking palm trees. The one that is supplied in the library, as far as I can tell, is not able to be adjusted heightwise. I can change the trunk height but that seems it. There must be something better out there that is free...

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Window display

OK, I give up. How do I get a window, placed 8 feet above the cut plane, to display on the floor plan. There are no projections in this window that stick out past the wall, so now what? Have tried all four options on the floor plan display. At least ...

gdl objects

Help, I don´t understand how to get the gdl objects in to my model. Please descibe to me like a 4 year old step by step from tdownload to the model. When I download the object first "land" in a download mapp at my Mac and where do I put the object fr...

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mesh 3d_v2 object shape question

Can you only use this object for rectangular shapes? I have an L-shaped surface I am trying to model but when I reposition the control points it goes all crazy. I was hoping there is an better way than subtracting out the corner. Thanks!

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Calling objects?

How come when I make an object then check the script I get errors when an object (that is a basic AC object) is called I get errors. For example: I'm making a newel post. It consists of a column, a slab and a pyramid (Pyramid 11) Simple object, right...

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garage door problem

Looking at Style 5 in the garage door panels. Have the most recent library hotfix installed. Windows in that door panel are not adjustable in any way. Am using that door in a large opening and need to be able to adjust sizes and gridwork. Have tried ...

Library object problem-archicad 12

Hi, I come to install Archicad 12, but it has the same problem with my old 11 version. For example,when i try to put a window in my model, using the library, I get a warning: "fill not found at the line 440 in the 3D scrip of file casement_a.gsm. I h...

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3 center radius arch

Hello all, I need an opening (or empty door/window) with a 3 center radius arch (see image attached). I'm not sure how it is named in english so I am having a bit of trouble trying to find one. I tried to find one in AC library though unsuccessfully....

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How do I modify the drawing title?

I have looked through these posts to try to decode the egyptian writing on the wall on how to do this and its all chicken scratch to me. I know absolutely nothing about scripting or anything related. Can anyone help me out? This may even open some do...

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Opening in wall mising 2 lines

Hello! Ive inserted an empty opening into the wall by if you look at the picture you can see that the 2 lines at the sieds off the wall are missing. Can they be somehow visible. Also is it possible that my wall opening size is +2 cm biger then my win...

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import error

Hy! I have downloaded a pc screen and after importing it in archiCAD i got the folowing report: Can't find picture file: desktop.jpg, called at line 90 in the 3D script of file DELL_screen. But I have that file in the downloaded folder... What I have...

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Custom Door Panel Materials

I've made a custom door panel. When I select it for one of my doors and try to change the materials, nothing changes. I've also tried changing the materials in the script but the parameters don't show up in the door parameters dialog. What am I doing...

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rombiod grid marker?

Hi, Does anyone in sharing mode have a stretchable romboid grid marker like in the attached figure? I checked the standard AC grid marker and it's cheat with RESOL and I can't a romboid from that. Cheers and have a nice week-end, Mats

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Hotline is cold

Has anyone tried? In GDL-manual we have 3d scripts: HOTLINE HOTLINE x1, y1, z1, x2, y2, z2 A status line segment between the points P1 (x1,y1,z1) and P2 (x2,y2,z2). HOTARC HOTARC r, alpha, beta A status arc in the x-y plane with its center at the ori...

HOTSPOTS

Greetings All I am new to GDL but enjoy it immensely. The physical building is coming along well but I struggle with making the HOTSPOT do what I want them to do. Especially the rotate. Can some one please explain the theory behind them?? How to make...

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Has anyone programmed this object?

Hi, There are some very nice objects that "tables" and displays all pens, fills and materials used in an actual project. I don't know who did them but I was inspired to create a similar thing that draws a line for every layer and also displays the la...

door panel vision 1

I'm using the vision 1 door panel on a 9' tall door. There is a parameter for adjusting the window height (nominal 5') but the window appears to be about 7'. I've tried changing it but the results are always the same. Any suggestions?

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3d text

Does anyone know if 3d text is editable....I'd like to rotate it in the z axis (it only allows for rptation in the x axis) and I'd like to skew it. Is this possible? Thanks

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Can someone give me a hint, please ?

I've just started to use ArchiForma. And I would like to make the lamp on the picture. I've just made it with no "air with a cylinder and the ruled extrusion. But are there a simple way to get the "holes"?

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corner windows

Hello, I searched and couldn't find an answer to this. I apologize if I didn't look hard enough. I am trying to place a corner window in a wall. I can get it to place, but the stupid corner function keeps turning off without much logic to it. What mi...

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window

Hi! to Everybody There is an other way to insert a window between floors without create a hole (above or below) See jpg Thanks.

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Doors & Stories

Arrrghh. For the life of me, I can not find any way to make a door visible only on it's home story. We do commercial metal buildings, and use tall Hi Lift over head doors. I am working on a building that has four 16'-0" tall doors in the warehouse, a...

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Creating Custom GDL Windows

Does anyone know how to create and save a custom GDL window. I have already created the window and saved it as a .gsm and as a window. The problem i have is when i place the window in a wall, the window comes in horizontal instead of vertical like al...

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Door Problem

When I go to place a double door (a D2 or in this case a D2 Segmented Transom) the door panel width always changes on me. For example, I place the door with the default width, let's say 5'-0". Let's say I go to enlarge the door to a 6'-0" width, this...

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Openings - Arched openings as doors

I'm using v10, and when I insert an opening as a door, the edge of the opening (perpendicular to the wall surfaces) is open. I've been drawing in a line to make it more representative of a true arched opening but I don't recall having to do this with...

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Bank of Louvres

We often use glass louvres in our projects and usually there is more than one in the bank. to model it I use the vent window as part of the archicad library and change the material of the louvres to glass and insert it several times next to each othe...

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What's your dream tree object?

Hi all. We get requests for ArchiCAD trees all the time. Rather than convert a whole lot of 3ds models, we had a go at scripting a customizable tree object. You can basically create any tree you can dream up and it uses randomization to make it more ...

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Zone Stamp

Does anyone know of a zone stamp that can return the length of the sides of a polygon? Not the total perimeter, but the length of each side. I would assume the stamp would place a limit on the number of sides to return as a circle would have infinite...

Scripting doors

I am scripting a custom door object that can be a single or double door, have sidelights, transoms etc. and thus far all is working well. However, in 2D when I turn on the sidelights what is the best way to get a correct wall opening? Right now I am ...

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dwg/dxf to GDL underscaled?

I have a rather annoying problem concerning DWG/DXF object import to ArchiCAD. So, according to plan, I open the object (3D scene) as a library part - now there is the problem right away - the object size is way underscaled, some 1/10000 of the origi...

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Access to profiles from GDL objects!

As far as I know I cannot use the profiles defined through the profile manger in my GDL objects. That's really too bad as it could be a great to way to make some objects really dynamic. It could be a step towards a graphic Interface to GDL.

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help!! i need buses

HELLO PEOPLE PLEASE HELP, I HAVE TO COMPLETE A 3D MODEL FOR CLASS ASSIGNMENT AND NEED A SINGLE DECKER AND A DOUBLE DECKER BUS URGENTLY. IF YOU HAVE IT AND DONT MIND SHARING THEN PLEASE MAIL IT TO ME AT niranjan.velve@gmail.com thanks

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How do i change materials in GDL script?

I am in the process of creating a product range in GDL by importing SketchUp models and then changiing the perameters in the 3D script window. I know how to change the materials for all teh components and how to create new perameters to change that m...

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Programs for .GDL files

What programs can we use to do some 3D modeling in and be able to export/save the finished product as a .GDL file. I have been using Google sketchup and importing object but it has been messing around with the object so I just wanna know if there is ...

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Bug with Equal and Unequal steel Angle beams.

In the INT version of the library, in releases AC10, 11 and 12, 'Equal Angles Beam XX' and 'Unequal Angles Beam XX' both display a serious problem for me if the flange position is at the top, and at least one of the cutting angles is adjusted. The 2d...

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Placing custom window on a wall

I can not to edit the symbol of a archicad 12 window, it does not have a 2d script!! and I gave up...., so I am making my own window as a 3d model and I can easily edit the 2d symbol. .. the problem is when I place the window on the wall it looks goo...

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Want a door with a sidelight at right side

I'm trying to figure out if and how it is possible to customize the D1 1Sidelight 12 - door object so the sidelight is at the right side instead of the left side. I also tried to customize the door-object with two sidelights, to show only the right, ...

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Object Default size

I am making some objects of people imported from Poser. I successfully made one last week but when I come to do a new one today I seem to be missing a setting to ensure the "default" size of the object comes up with the sizes I want. At the moment I ...

Bug in Library Part

It is Lav Flat Back-Oval 12 - a sink. It draws a circle behind it which cannot be removed. I have the updated library.

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Cannot re-size sink inside kitchen bench

How do you do it? I know you can move around the bench to position it within the bench at a different spot but I cannot for the life of me find how to re-size the sink to make it match the dimensions of a clients sink. I am using Archicad 11

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Missing library parts/textures

I am getting a missing library part report everytime I load up ACV12 which is starting to get annoying. If I ignore it makes no difference. It says missing library parts then underneath it says "3 surface textures" then 3 names being "rietveld crate"...

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Safari Browser + Web Control

Has anyone noticed that with the Safari Browser on MacOS X 10.5 and the GDL Web Control you get 2 representations of the Web Control View, if you do not embed the -Tag into the -Tag. Does Safari supports the ActiveX Control technique or does it trans...

2d objects preview window

Making simple strictly 2d library parts out of lines, circles etc - how can you copy paste into the preview window when saving as object, in order to have a visual icon in object/library menu ? I can do this with 3d objects, but 2d object preview win...

2D symbol

How to edit the 2D symbol of a window or door from the ArchiCAD 12 ibrary?? can you do that even if the 2D script is empty?? The 2D symbol window show some lines but it does not look like the window actually looks in the floor plan.... Thanks in adva...

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Help with Wood Ceiling Accessory

I am having a problem with the wood ceilling accessory to certain roofs it adds a long strip of wood at the bottom of the roof. Does anyone know the solution to this?

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font size of 2D symbols not consistent

I have a challenge with my 2D symbols (all gdl library elements). They have a note included referring to the type of furniture etc..When I bring my module into the master plan , these notes change to a bigger font size. I have used them before but ne...

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ROOF ON GDL

I try to make ROOF Accessory with GDL for that i start by make a GDL roof with the following AC coordinates: ac_ref_coords, ac_coords, ac_pitch , etc.... you can see the result on the joined picture: points coors are OK, but reference line is ..........

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roof accessories

hope this won't be a repost. is it possible to add and define different sheathing material to the roof accessory add-on or library? if so, how?

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gutters and downspouts

Does anyone know of an 3D gutters and downspouts object which shows correctly on the different stories ie the offset to gutter at rooflevel and just the downspout in its correct position at GF level (with possible intermediate images for the middle f...

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Windows - Masonry Arch Settings

I'm trying to understand why some windows in v10 have the option of adding masonry arches above the windows while some don't. All my attempts are with windows installed in walls with brick or rock veneers, and some arched or eyebrow windows don't off...

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CURTAIN WALLS-USING CUSTOM MULLIONS

Hi All, I have been trying to explore curtain walls so that I can use custom mullions and transoms to quickly draw balustrades and railings efficiently. as a work around. However, I am unable to bring these custom gdl objects to show in the curtain w...

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error message

When I installed a window in a complex profile wall I get a message that says negative or zero index value at Line 401 in the 2d script of file wa_trim_us.gsm . The window shows up in 3d but just shows a blank space in the plan. If someone has an ide...

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