on 2018-04-24 06:30 PM - edited on 2021-11-29 01:12 AM by Rubia Torres
I noticed that this post was updated a few days ago.
By coincidence, I posted a question about the wall framing accessory a couple of weeks ago:
I had noted an issue with regards to the position of the framing: it always seems to line up with the wall face, rather than the framing cavity. There does not appear to be a parameter (automatic or manual) to offset the framing into the cavity.
I edited the standard wall framing GDL library part and added a parameter, and initial testing shows that with this simple change it aligns nicely in 2D and 3D. I'm wondering if Graphisoft plans to do any further work on this tool (even though it is part of the unsupported Goodies Suite) to make it more functional.
Dear @Eric Bobrow,
Thanks a lot for bringing our attention to this limitation!
Firstly, I'd like to clarify what the update of the above article was about. As you know, Graphisoft Community is still in its early days and we're trying our best to organize the existing content so that users can navigate through the platform easily. This was the purpose of the update, the content of the article hasn't changed.
More to the point now 🙂 Based on your observations, I've contacted our development team. The topic of Goodies Suite support will be raised for the API guild next Tuesday 😁
I'll let you know once I have more information on this!
Customer Engagement Trainee
The Accessories add-on, especially wall accessories, has been very useful in many occasions. I wish it wouldn't be under a constrant threat of discontinuing.
The wall accessory object works quite nicely still, however if you update the zone after moving say a door, all the properties in the wall accessory object revert to a default setting which is the last setting you used for objects generally
It would be nice if the code that does that could be rewritten
So what have you done with the Accessories in 26? I see that 25 files that had (for example) the Roof Surfacer 25 metal roof will still function in 26 when I open the 25 file with it. But there is no Accessory folder, or Library in the 26 Demo I am using. So I could still use the Accessories in 26, but it would have to be done the hard way ?
@Steve Jepson Please read the Disclaimer at the end of the article... The Accessories are part of the Goodies, a separate download and installation. If you have issues with them or anything else, please post a question to the forums - not in response to knowledgebase articles. 🙂
I always seem to forget that I need to install the Goodies Tools.
There is no Accessories Library folder in 26 to add either until after you install the Goodies Accessory Tool.
And there is are no Menu options for the Accessories either - until after the Accessory Tool is installed.
The final part of the disclaimer keeps me away from accessories...
They are based on legacy code which Graphisoft does not support anymore. Feel free to use them but please be advised that they might not function properly and they will not be fixed or upgraded
Yes. But without them the program is signifigantly diminished in value to me. Some of the add-ons are worth more to me than some of the new features.
so true. other Graphisoft movement that #IcantUnderstand.
Hi, for me too is missing the accesories and goodies after installed in the design menu.
What should i do to see them on the drop down menu?
There is a glitch (bug?) in version 26.
If you install Archicad 26, then run it and then install the goodies, they will not update the work environment and you will not see the commands in the menus.
You will need to re-install 26, don’t start it, install the goodies, then install the latest update.
Now you can start Archicad and it should all be good.
There is a post or two elsewhere in these forums - I am on an iPad at the moment so a bit tedious to track down the links to them.
I think i will wait for the bug fix, thanks Barry.
Much quicker to just re-install.
I'm using Archicad 26 and installed the goodies and believe i've added the accessories library to the ArchCAD 26 library. When I go to Design > Design Extras, I do not have an accessories option to select. Anyone know where I might have gone wrong?
As I said there is a bug with 26 if you start Archicad before you install the accessories (goodies).
Re-install (repair) 26.
Do not start it.
Install the accessories (goodies).
Update with the latest hotfix (update).
Now start Archicad and all will be fine.
I discovered this morning that I am having the same problem. I followed your instructions exactly. The Roof Surfacer is still not appearing in the Design Extras menu.
If you have the Design Extras > Roof Accessories menu, then the add-on is installed correctly.
If it is just the roof surfacer object that is not there, then you need to load the Accessories library which can be found in the Archicad program folder.