If you want to wire two elements with the Cadimage Electrical tool, and both elements are in different stories. Like a stairs switch and a lamp, you will have to change the display of one of the elements to be displayed in the Home Story and the story of the other element: Now
New to Electrical Tool or want to see how it works? Check out the Cadimage Electrical getting started video for ARCHICAD 20
We have continued to improve the Electrical tool since its release just over a year ago. While we tried to include all common combinations of Wall Plates for all countries there was of course quite a few requests, realising we wouldnt meet demand we have made improvements and documentation to create your own wall plate
If you want to edit the electrical symbol description in the schedule Go to the Settings>Parameters>Schedule Values>Schedule user defined 3
If you place electrical symbols, you may want to keep the labels horizontal (readable). Go to Document>Set model view>Model view options> Set the orientation of labels to be ‘locked‘.
Changing the pens for your electrical symbols and wiring shouldn’t be a manual practice object by object, but rather a change that can be done in your pen set.
If you want to have a model view combination for an electrical plan, you can load it from the Cadimage extras folder located in: \GRAPHISOFT\ArchiCAD 17\CadimageTools Extras\Electrical
Its almost a year since we asked a lot of our customers what frustrated them the most about drafting and designing in ArchiCAD. Their number 1 answer: Electrical setout! For a wide variety of reasons this was slow, unproductive, cumbersome and produced poor results For Example: Range of symbols in library was poor, needed more
Sometimes there may not be enough room along a wall to fit all of the components: So instead of stacking them side by side you can offset them from a wall as well Simple select the components you want to offset and go to position settings Set the distance you want to offset and you
We noticed that the interactive schedule criteria for the Electrical schedules & legends wasnt being remembered fully when exported The reason for this was part of the criteria included mention of the Electrical tool which isnt a standard tool So we have updated it now use only standard ArchiCAD terms to display all items associated