How do YOU make Gates? I work mostly in schools, and designing the site
is nearly as important as the building, especially in Arizona. The gates
are not simply chain-link hinged panels, but security access perimeter
parts that have complex components...
In ArchiCAD 21, several long-lived 2D Objects were removed from the
ArchiCAD Library, which were very useful for detailing consistently.
These include wood trim profiles, break lines, brackets and hold-downs,
brick coursing, a column marker, and sect...
Interoperability amongst BIM tools is obviously the goal in the OpenBIM
movement. However, just exporting geometry to another application isn't
enough if the format is not optimized. Many tools, like Sketchup and
eQuest, operate best with simplified ...
I would like to revisit this thread to see if anyone has mastered this
workflow. This question is, how can we set up "cloned" apartments in a
large building, using Hotlink Modules, such that the embedded Zones and
related Doors are uniquely numbered ...
I'm not sure if I found a bug, a feature, or if I'm going crazy.
However, I'd like to check to see if this is a common issue. I have
created several DWG Translators for various file import and export
scenarios. These files are kept on one of our serv...
For energy and daylight analysis, we have used 3 different workflows:1.
Convert to Sketchup, simplify the model, and use Sefaira.2. Use the
Rhino connector and run the add-ons like LadyBug.3. Currently, we're
using Cove.tool, which now has Archicad a...
Archicad natively imports quite a few, like IFC, 3DS, SKP, etc. The
Revit plugin available from Graphisoft adds RVT and RFA. If you want
more, plus the ability to fine-tune the detail and leave out extraneous
information, try the ModelPort plugin fro...
I've got a spreadsheet with hundreds of items, but my hot ones are:1.
Dedicated Ceiling Tool: Ceilings are the most critical element of
cross-discipline coordination in building design. Typically, most of the
HVAC, lighting, fire protection, and secu...
We've done several collaboration projects with other Architects, and
while the process has improved in the last few years, it is still
painful. The Archicad-Revit translation is still not anywhere near
perfect (mainly Revit's importing), and the IFC ...
Yes! I just mentioned that to tech support in North America. While we
have NOT seen this using an Iceberg model, we have other exports. In one
case of a partial site plan file (very large site), previous exports
were 15 MB, now 300 MB saved from my M...