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Morph-Spiral line in 3D

Roopa A

I need to create a spiral line to show in 3D the effect.

It should be seen like as spiral in plan and in elevation.

I tried with that Spiral beam, and curved ramp as shown in the Forum.

But in this, in plan it is showing as a circle, and in elevation it is on one side, in section it is proper spiral as  want.

I have attached the images.

And I have drawn the spiral in plan with morph, as attached image(screenshot 288,289), how to extude(for extrude I know we need a thickness) I dont want like that,

or make look spiral same as the plan in 3D.

It should be look like the image(screenshot 290)


Roopa A S

Try this - its one of my GDLS and You can use a self drawn  profile-manager-profile within it.



AC-Edu-File Aut version with example 

AC5.5-AC27EduAut, PC-Win10, MacbookAirM1, MacbookM1Max, Win-I7+Nvidia

A newer version - the german forum to download the latest: 


And the latest Vid:

AC5.5-AC27EduAut, PC-Win10, MacbookAirM1, MacbookM1Max, Win-I7+Nvidia
Roopa A

Where do I get this object, to  download and edit for my project...

I tried using the above video,  and got this result, but it is not that smooth as shown in video.

I have attached the image below

Roopa A S

Did you try to drag my object into Archicad direct  from the bimcomponents-link.?

In the GDL-Dialog, you can give it much more points - so it will look much smoother!  and - Its possible to "give in" much more than 360° into the dialoge to do this in just one "thing". This cant be made with the mouse - just in the dialog.



AC5.5-AC27EduAut, PC-Win10, MacbookAirM1, MacbookM1Max, Win-I7+Nvidia

No, it is not importing,

I have AC 19, but the object is in AC 23.

So Yesterday I dint imported, now tried to import, but it is not importing

Roopa A S



@Roopa A wrote:

I have AC 19, but the object is in AC 23.

AC 19 can not open/import AC 23 objects.



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