Thermal Bridge Effect

9 April 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Did you know you can set the Thermal Bridge Effect when performing Energy Evaluation on your design.

To do this within the Energy Model Review palette go to the Structures tab & select a wall:

Externalwall

Then in the Structure Properties click the 3 dot button beside its U/R Value to bring up the R-Value Calculator window:

ThermalBridgeEffect

In here you can set the Thermal Bridge effect of that element

PS: quick calculation of a typical 90mm insulated stud timber wall @ 600mm centres has the Thermal Bridge Effect at 0.2W/m2K

 

 


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Object of the Week

8 April 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Objects, Tip of the Day

WC Floor Mounted #1178 is designed to model products like the Villeroy & Boch, American Standard Porcher, S-Line S70 Alto, Dux Life, and Kohler Parliament Back-to-Wall toilets. Description The basic shape of the toilet is fixed, but you can control 10 key dimensions including width, depth, seat height, cistern depth, cistern height, seat thickness, base

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Saving Criteria with Find & Select

7 April 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Find & Select has several Built-in Criteria Sets… but if you use Find & Select and search for the same items again and again – you can Store your own personal settings to recall the search at any time… From this same tab you can also Rename, Delete, Export and Import Criteria Sets.  


Want to edit a morph?

4 April 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

Editing a morph may require to hover, click and drag an edge or face of a morph, the  edit pet palette may display a variety of options like push/pull (extrusion). That pet palette display may get simplified with less options if you go to command menu View>On Screen View options>Hidden morph geometry    


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Important note about ArchiCAD, Cadimage, and Java 8

3 April 2014 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage

As you may have already noticed, Oracle recently released version 8 of Java. At this stage, both the ArchiCAD and Cadimage installers are incompatible with Java 8, so I would strongly advise you not to install it if you want to use ArchiCAD or the Cadimage Tools on your computer. We are working on a

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Custom Shaped 3D Cutaway

3 April 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD 17 saw the introduction of new 3D Cutting Planes that make it much easier to create linear cutting planes in the 3D Window… but what if you want to create a curved or non-linear cutaway? The process is simple – the first thing to do is draw a Polyline representing the shape you want

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ArchiCAD Turns 30!

2 April 2014 Tessa Read No Comments
ArchiCAD, Company News, News

This month ArchiCAD is celebrating a milestone – it turns 30 this year, and so the folks at GRAPHISOFT decided to ask several long-time clients: ‘Why have you chosen Graphisoft?’


Insulated suspended floor – using Priority Based Connections effectively

2 April 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

We often use Cadimage Detail Elements when it comes to Sections to show the suspended timber floor members, but it would take the same time to actually model them? This would keep your section live & allow you to start to get quantities & framing plans also. To do this Ive used the slab composite

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Royal visit to New Zealand

1 April 2014 Ken Good No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

It is well known that Prince Charles is fond of architecture – so much so that he attended a recent webinar hosted by yours truly looking at our Doors+Windows Tool.  The Prince of Wales, or king-2-b as his screen name read, said his interest came from “the number of doors and windows in ones palaces”. Following this,

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Colours in Printing pen set

31 March 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

The New Zealand Standard Printing pen set, has a line of pens that print in colour, half of that pen set line has already colours assigned, but the other half is empty so you can fill it with custom colours. Click on any of the final 10 pen spaces that are ‘empty’ and select a

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