Posts Tagged ‘3D’

3D Reeded decking

5 April 2017 Soto 1 Comment
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you want to have a nice 3D model of a reeded decking panels remember that you can use the Reeded option from the Cadimage Slab Covering tool. Select a slab go to Cadimage > Covering > Slab Covering. Results      


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Place cameras in 3D

14 March 2017 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are trying to save a number of 3D views, often placing cameras is the best option, whilst in the 3D window choose View > 3D Navigation Extras > Put a camera into the path


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Showing Zones in 3D

23 February 2017 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

By default Zones will not show in 3D.  To make them show go to View > Elements in 3D View > Filter elements in 3D… and tick the box next to Zones.


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Custom Angle 3D cutaway

22 August 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

You can use the 3D cutaway function to create a custom 3D cut plane in any direction Just turn on the 3D cutaway symbol and click the arrow to the right to select the Custom Plane option. Then hover the cursor to the element you want the cut plane to snap to.  


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3D Text Object

13 April 2016 Haritha Achyutuni No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Use the Text 3D 19 object if you wish to display 3D signage in your ArchiCAD model. Open the object tool in the toolbox and search for ‘Text 3D’ This is the location: Object Library 19 > Basic library 19 > 1.1 Furnishing 19 > Decoration 19 > Text 3D 19      


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Choose what is visible in 3D

23 September 2015 Joshua Osborne 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

When working with your model, there are times where it is useful to filter what is visible in 3D – without using Layers or Selections or Marquees. To do this, you can use View> Elements in 3D View> Filter and Cut Elements in 3D…


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Monitor your model in 3D

17 June 2015 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

If you have a project that you find particularly slow to navigate or work in 3D this may be due to the model having a large number of polygons. Polygons are the 2D shapes that are pieced together to form a 3D model… and there can be a LOT of them in a model.  A

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Change what you can see in the 3D window

11 June 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to filter the visible elements in the 3D Window to improve performance or restrict the elements for exporting data. The Layers within ArchiCAD will allow some flexibility here – but they will not for example allow you to hide the Doors or Windows (in ArchiCAD, Doors and Windows belong to their

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Change what is visible in 3D

4 May 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

Sometimes it is necessary to filter the visible elements in the 3D Window to improve performance or restrict the elements for exporting data. The Layers within ArchiCAD will allow some flexibility here – but they will not for example allow you to hide the Doors or Windows (in ArchiCAD, Doors and Windows belong to their

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Placing Cameras in your drawings

17 May 2013 Tate Gibbes No Comments
ArchiCAD, General, Tip of the Day

When placing cameras into your drawings, don’t forget that cameras are not story sensitive. You need to ensure that you set the camera and target ‘Z’ heights relative to Project Zero, before you place the camera on your drawing.


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