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…
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!