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Design Options Videos

JaredBanks
Mentor

Design Options in Archicad 27 are awesome. They are arguably the most important addition to Archicad since Building Materials were introduced back in 2013 with the release of Archicad 17. Yes. Even more important than segmented Beams and Columns. Over the next couple of weeks I'll be releasing four videos that share how I'm currently using Design Options. In the first video, I talk about the basics. In each subsequent video, I'll share more interesting ways I'm using Design Options.

 

In part 1 of the series I cover the basics of Design Options in Archicad 27.

https://shoegnome.com/2024/02/12/design-options-in-archicad-27-part-1/

 

In part 2 of this series I look at Design Options for actual design options, and how Design Options can improve the organization of a template.
https://shoegnome.com/2024/02/19/design-options-in-archicad-27-part-2/

In part 3 of my video series I discuss Design Options for site modeling, surrounding context, and a few other things.

https://shoegnome.com/2024/02/26/design-options-in-archicad-27-part-3/

 

In part 4 of my video series I look at combing Design Options with hotlinked Modules.

https://shoegnome.com/2024/03/04/design-options-in-archicad-27-part-4/

Jared Banks, AIA
Shoegnome Architects

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jl_lt
Ace

Hi Jared, thanks for this great info. i havent used 27 as im still on 25. I read that you couldnt see more than one option at the same time, but seeing your video you can if they are in different sets, right? if that is so, if i replace the word OPTION with PHASE, could i organize my project not in term of different options but in term of different construction times? what would be your take on it?

thanks again

JaredBanks
Mentor

I talk about this a bit in the video above.

 

Yes you can only see one Option per Option Set at a time, but you can see an infinite number of different Option Sets. So if you treated Option Sets as individual Options (ei, just one Option per Option Set), then you could show all the options at once. For Phasing, you'd treat each Option Set as its own Phase. You might need to break that down even more. You'd end up with something like:

 

Main Model - Site/everything that stays the same the entire time
Option Set (Phase One)

Option Set (Phase One - to be removed before Phase Two)

Option Set (Phase One - to be removed before Phase Three)

Option Set (Phase Two)

Option Set (Phase Two - to be removed before Phase Three)

Option Set (Phase Three)

 

It clearly can get complicated as elements can only exist in one Option. I haven't explored this on a live project yet, but absolutely it'll be possible.

Jared Banks, AIA
Shoegnome Architects

Archicad Blog: www.shoegnome.com
Archicad Template: www.shoegnome.com/template/
Archicad Work Environment: www.shoegnome.com/work-environment/
Archicad Tutorial Videos: www.youtube.com/shoegnome
bouhmidage
Advisor

Thans Jared for your priceless contribution,  your videos are a masterclass, i leanred a lot from you, 

Cheers 

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JaredBanks
Mentor

Thank you so much!

Jared Banks, AIA
Shoegnome Architects

Archicad Blog: www.shoegnome.com
Archicad Template: www.shoegnome.com/template/
Archicad Work Environment: www.shoegnome.com/work-environment/
Archicad Tutorial Videos: www.youtube.com/shoegnome
JaredBanks
Mentor

My exploration of Design Options in Archicad 27 continues. In part 2 of this series we're going to look at Design Options for actual design options, and how Design Options can improve the organization of a template. https://shoegnome.com/2024/02/19/design-options-in-archicad-27-part-2/

Jared Banks, AIA
Shoegnome Architects

Archicad Blog: www.shoegnome.com
Archicad Template: www.shoegnome.com/template/
Archicad Work Environment: www.shoegnome.com/work-environment/
Archicad Tutorial Videos: www.youtube.com/shoegnome
rm
Expert

Thank you for taking time to create this video and sharing it. Very informative!

Robert Mariani
MARIANI design studio, PLLC
Architecture / Architectural Photography
www.robertmariani.com

Mac OSX 13.1
AC 24 / 25 / 26

You're welcome. The next two videos are going to be even more interesting!

Jared Banks, AIA
Shoegnome Architects

Archicad Blog: www.shoegnome.com
Archicad Template: www.shoegnome.com/template/
Archicad Work Environment: www.shoegnome.com/work-environment/
Archicad Tutorial Videos: www.youtube.com/shoegnome
JaredBanks
Mentor

In part 3 of my video series exploring Design Options in Archicad 27 we're going to look at Design Options for site modeling, surrounding context, and a few other things. https://shoegnome.com/2024/02/26/design-options-in-archicad-27-part-3/

Jared Banks, AIA
Shoegnome Architects

Archicad Blog: www.shoegnome.com
Archicad Template: www.shoegnome.com/template/
Archicad Work Environment: www.shoegnome.com/work-environment/
Archicad Tutorial Videos: www.youtube.com/shoegnome
Romans
Expert

Hi Jared,

Thank you very much for this effort! These DO-series are really good and very helpful!

Maybe, in the end, there could be some ideas/prospects about what is missing and what could be improved, e.g. the possibility to archive options after one option is accepted as a solution.

Thanks!

Cheers

Roman

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