Element updating in ARCHICAD is now even smoother and provides a more fluent experience. Sending multiple elements from ARCHICAD or modifying parameters in Grasshopper is significantly faster on both ends.
Extract BREP/Surfaces from Referenced ARCHICAD Elements:
Users can extract pure geometrical information - BREP or Surfaces - from building components referenced from ARCHICAD to Rhino-Grasshopper. This feature allows the use of this extracted info as input for any Grasshopper component which accepts surfaces or other 3D geometry.
NOTE: This feature does not apply to ARCHICAD Library Parts (Including Door/Windows).
Static Text Placement & Control:
It is possible now to place and control basic parameters of the Text "object" in ARCHICAD using the Grasshopper ARCHICAD Live Connection Add-on.
NOTE: Rotating the Text using Grasshopper components is not possible.
GDL Block Parameters Enabled:
The GDL block parameter handling has been enabled in the Grasshopper ARCHICAD Live Connection Add-on.
Complex Profile Parameters Control Enabled:
Enjoy greater and more in-depth control of Complex Profiles straight from Grasshopper! It is now possible to control the Offset Modifiers within Complex Profiles using Grasshopper components.
No Automatic Lock on ARCHICAD Elements:
With this new feature, all new elements created via the Grasshopper ARCHICAD Live Connection Add-on are no longer automatically locked in ARCHICAD. It is possible to directly jump into editing the elements right after being placed.
New BIMcomponents Objects:
We have added 2 new BIMcomponents Objects, which you can find and download directly from there:
It is now possible to choose whether to install the Grasshopper ARCHICAD Live Connection Add-on on all user accounts or just the administrator user account on Windows 10.
If you are using Rhinoceros 5:
If the Grasshopper Add-on was initially installed for all users, then the Grasshopper ARCHICAD Live Connection Add-on will be installed for all users as well.
If the Grasshopper Add-on was initially installed for only the current user, then the Grasshopper ARCHICAD Live Connection Add-on will be installed for the current user only. (Given that they are the administrator)
If you are using Rhinoceros 6:
Rhinoceros 6 already has the Grasshopper Add-on installed by default. This means that the Grasshopper ARCHICAD Live Connection Add-on will be installed for all users.
211580: Wall Settings Node - Reference Line Offset should be controlled by Grasshopper.
246213: Complex Profile parameters are not handled by the Add-on and Rhino crashes.
249212: ARCHICAD crashes due to the Favorite Node with the HUN template.
252571: "Core Dimension 1" parameter in Column Node always uses meters regardless of the units specified.
253303: Crash - Placing Curtain Wall using Grasshopper.
256480: Crash - Google Analytics causes Rhino to crash when there is no internet.
262116: "The former layer of the ... has been deleted. Please open the ... Default Settings dialog in ARCHICAD and choose another Layer" after updating the Add-on.