I am currently exploring the Isometric perspective setting in Archicad 14. I need my result to be an authentic, 30 degree X, 30 degree Y, 90 degree Z, scaled drawing. However, when I input these values into the 3D perspective dialogue box, I end up getting something that isn't quite right (If I were doing this by hand, I would be measuring the length and height of my cabinets on this 30/90 degree axis and there would be no difference in distortion from the x axis to the y axis. I am counting on Archicad to create this drawing for me instead of drawing the whole thing in lines as the other students in my class are doing in CAD. Please take a look at the attached 3D capture.
I am using a Mac operating system 10.6.6 with Archicad 14.
I drew a slab 1000mm high, 1000mm wide x 2000mm long, went to 3D axo view and changed the X, Y and Z angles to 30, 150 and 90 degrees respectively, but then had to change all the "h" lengths to 1000 also (they started off fairly random). The resulting image was a true scaleable isometric. Check your "h" values (may be different if you're working in feet and inches)
s2art wrote: ...but then had to change all the "h" lengths to 1000 also (they started off fairly random). The resulting image was a true scaleable isometric. Check your "h" values (may be different if you're working in feet and inches)
That's the key to it right there. It has to be 1000mm in metric or the equivalent (3'-3 3/8") in imperial.
A good template will have these set up as the default axonometric settings, and of course any related views.
Thank you so much for your help. I couldn't find instructions anywhere in reference to the X, Y + Z dimensions (1000mm) and I now have a great looking and accurate iso. I am also very thankful for such a prompt reply.
You can create a 3D Document. In the Help files see: Virtual Building : ArchiCAD Model Views : 3D Document.
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