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Stair Tool Advanced - How to create a Ramp using the Stair Tool?

There are many ways to create a ramp in ARCHICAD (e.g., Ramp Object), but in this article, we are going to show you how to create one with the help of the Stair Tool. Here is what you will need: a complex profile a Stair with stringers that's all Str...

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Snow Globe series: Christmas In Space by Kamen Nikolov

Welcome to our series of articles from the Snow Globe Challenge! We invited some of the designers who participated in the challenge to elaborate on their entries, share their workflows and tips&tricks. Enjoy and feel free to drop us a comment if you ...

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Joining Wall Segments

Adding new nodes to a Wall when editing it via the Pet palette eventually creates segments which cannot be joined again using an inverse command or such. Though it is not something you could not solve by deleting one of the segments and edit the rema...

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Grasshopper Connection Object Guide - Sweep Object

With the Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Live Connection, you can enhance your BIM model with complex shapes that can not be defined easily with the default ARCHICAD tools. In order to be able to properly represent and document these shapes, while keeping the...

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Parametric Profiles - Schematic design variations

We're famous for having Tools that can be used for more than their original function. Profiles are used in Walls, Beams, and Columns to create custom elements tailored to the project. Use the parametric profiles to create design alternatives and cust...

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Parametric Profiles - Adjustable fireproofing

As a newly introduced feature in ARCHICAD 22, the parametricity of profiles can be used for multiple purposes. One of them is to create adjustable fireproofing/insulation for beam or column elements. Later, the thickness can be adjusted by element, l...

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Parametric Profiles - Wall with offsetable skins

A Wall element can be a simple wall and it can also use composites or profiles. Composite structures can be used with Shell, Roof, and Slab elements as well, and can have up to 48 skins with individual skin separator lines However, since with ARCHICA...

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Parametric Profiles - Pointers how to manage your modifiers

With parametric profiles being introduced in ARCHICAD 22, came new attributes to manage, the offset modifiers. With the help of the Modifiers, you can create more intelligent Profiles for Walls, Beams, and Columns, by defining the edges parametricall...

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Modeling of floating floor screed edge detail in ARCHICAD

This article explains methods of enhancing the appearance of connections of floors and walls in model section views. Description of the floating floor screed edge detail In most cases the solution for floors to match soundproofing requirements is to ...

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Profiler Add-On

The Profiler Add-On allows you to create Object type Library Parts by extruding a profile along a straight or curved path. The new Profiler command will appear in the Design/Design Extras sub-menu by default. How to use Profiler Add-On To create an o...


Creative Uses of Complex Profiles

Original thread is published at AECBytes: written by Eric Bobrow Principal, Bobrow Consulting Group Although AECBytes has already archived the original thread of this article, we kept t...

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How to create Balusters in Archicad

Revolved elements can be created using Complex Profiles, Shells or Morphs. In this example we are using Complex Profiles to create custom-shaped balusters. Step 1: Draw Profile Create a Complex Profile of the Baluster that you want to use. Make sure ...

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How to create custom Openings by using Solid Element Operation

by Dwight Atkinson, Vancouver, Canada Creating wall openings as windows is not the easiest or fastest way to make design experiments with wall openings. For non-critical work, using an SEO (=Solid Element Operation) combined with a Complex Profile Be...

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How to modify the Side Contour of a Wall

Walls in ARCHICAD by default have a uniform height along the whole element. By trimming Walls with Roofs or using Solid Element Operations (SEOs) with the Wall as target and Roofs/Beams/Slabs etc. as Operators, the contours of Walls can again be modi...

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