Find the Cadimage Door or Window opening background here: For ARCHICAD 20 For ArchiCAD 18 and 19
If you are adding a new door panel to an existing frame, the following workflow can be used for your Renovation filters: Existing Plan View In the Renovation Palette, assign the original frame (Door 1) a status of “Existing”, but set it to be shown on the current filter only (i.e. Existing Plan). New Construction
If you want to hide doors or windows in your 3D model bacause you may want to save the 3D model as an STL file for 3D printing or render a simple model, you can just turn their display off. Go to View>Elements in 3D View> Filter and cut Elements in 3D> Elements to Show
If you are using the Cadimage Door tool and wish to edit the position of a Sliding door, or pocket door opening direction arrow just go to Settings>Display Options>Plan View> Arrow Styles.
You may have noticed that if you use a timber grained finish to your Cabinet Doors… the grain is rotated to 45 degrees as shown below… If you would prefer to use a different angle, this can easily be set in Doors & Drawers> Door Panels> Model> Infill Panels as highlighted below…
The Coverings work differently for ArchiCAD 18 compared to ArchiCAD 17 tool. The new way the covering works will determine of the Door or Windows openings are detected by the coverings or not. The recommended practice for ArchiCAD 18 would be to have the right renovation default filter before applying the covering, so please
Door and Window ID’s these can either be Markers in plan or Cadimage ID Labels in Elevation or Section. Both methods require that Markers be displayed in the Model View options Document > Set Model View > Model View Options if you are using a standard template then 03 Building Plans Markers will display them.
By default Cadimage Doors open outwards, often it’s not until you are scheduling or adding trims that your notice those “interior” doors aren’t quite what they seem. The opening direction is set in the same tab as the door settings, if generally only use the door tool for interior doors your may find it best
To achieve even more flexibility in the Window Tool you can change panel types to be Door Panels, this also gives better floor plan representation of Door Panels in Windows. Creating “Doors” this way is also more flexible than creating the same piece of joinery with the Door Tool.
If you open up your file one day to find that for no apparent reason all of doors have disappeared, or you fills have all become solid, before you panic, check the Model View Options from Document > Set Model View. There are lots of settings in here regarding the way the model looks in