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5 September 2013 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Objects, Tip of the Day

There are a large number of objects available for download on the BIM Components Portal. If you don’t believe me, try searching for WC. Over 50 library parts will show up.

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Some of these objects may be useful. Others may be useless. It’s like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.

To help you, community-minded ArchiCAD users have voted for the objects they find useful. So for instance, WC Wall Mounted #1174 (at the top of the list) currently has the highest rating of all available WCs.

There’s just one catch – how do you vote for an object? Clearly this is a problem for most people, because WC Wall Mounted #1174, that most popular of WCs with hundreds downloads to its credit, has been awarded  but a single vote!

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Here’s how it’s done.

Say I downloaded WC Wall Mounted #1174 into an ArchiCAD project. After using it successfully, I decide that I quite like to use it. In fact I find it really useful! So I want to spread the good news.

I select said WC in plan (or any other) view.

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In the Info Box (or in the Object Settings dialog) I click on the Info (i) button, then I click on the Go to BIM Components Portal button.

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A web page opens. There I see WC Wall Mounted #1174 plus a lot of information about it. I click on the Useful (like) icon.

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