Posts Tagged ‘composite’

Quick way to edit Composite settings

8 September 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

If you want to edit the settings of a Composite, the quick way to the settings is to right click on any element made with the Composite and select Edit Selected Composite…


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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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Finishing off your walls

12 July 2013 cadimage 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In the situation below I have a timber framed wall that has been finished without a door or another wall to wrap against. As you can see the result is an uncovered wall core.  Obviously this is not the type of finish I want my contractor to leave on site In order to finish these

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Exporting all your composites & U-values from ArchiCAD

24 March 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

You may want to manually go through your list of composites, fills & their associated U-values for reference These are all displayed with ease in the Energy Model Review palette However if you want to export this you just have to go to ‘Start Energy Evaluation’ It will produce your Energy Evaluation report (This may

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Simple Rib & Infill Flooring

22 August 2012 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Here is a very simple technique  for making effective looking Rib & Infill look correct in section First create your your slab composite, with 2 skins. set the bottom skin to show the thickness and sectional fill of your timber and the top skin to show the thickness and sectional fill of the concrete topping

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Composite wall dimensioning

13 January 2011 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

By default the Dimension Tool is set to dimension only the Core of a composite wall.  You can change this by entering the Dimension Settings, go to Dimension Details and un-tick Dimension only the Core.


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Orientation of Composite fills.

13 September 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can set the orientation of composites to act as one, or to aligned to each wall. Go to Options > Element Attributes > Composites, within Edit Selected Item change the Orientation to suit.


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Modifying Wall construction types

30 August 2010 James Service No Comments
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Often during the design of a project the type of Wall will change. If you are using Composites this could mean an change from a 90mm timber frame to a 20 series masonry block. Simply changing the Wall from one type to the other will result in the (typically) interior space getting smaller. The alternative

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Symbol Fill thickness in Composites

28 January 2010 Andrew Ecker 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In ArchiCAD 13, when creating or editing a Composite, select the “Fit to Skin” option when using a Symbol fill to fill the skin regardless of its thickness, great for insulation!


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