Posts Tagged ‘Framing’

Differentiating between joists and blocking

7 July 2017 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

A common frustration when using the beam tool is how to get the beams to show separately to blocking set between.  No doubt we are all familiar with this We can now use the Floor Plan 3D document to create tidy looking floor framing plans, (refer to this tip for guidance) By default I get

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Framing plan – all you need it Multiply & Adjust

23 June 2014 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you have to do a Framing Plan the tools tools which will save you a lot of time is ‘Multiply’ & ‘Adjust’ For example I place the perimeter beams then one to span between the perimeter beam At that point I choose ‘Multiply’ and choose ‘Spead’ option meaning I can quickly add beams @

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Modelling roof trusses

3 September 2013 cadimage 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

There are a number of tools available in ArchiCAD to help you model up elements like roof framing.  In this tip we will look at the Truss Maker tool First thing we have to do is draw out the members of the truss. The truss maker identifies different timber sizes by the pen weight used

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Trying to work out roof framing? Try using the wizard

16 July 2013 cadimage 6 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In the example below I have a very basic roof plan which I need to setout my roof framing plan on.  I could very simply go through and show my intended framing with some basic 2D lifework, however, if I am interested in maintaining my 3D model, then there is another way to go. Select

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Create A Wall Framing Plan

10 July 2013 cadimage 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

As with everything in ArchiCAD, walls have the ability to to have a unique identification label once we have checked that all the walls have unique ID’s, we can use the label tool to label each wall, effectively creating a wall set out plan for our builders.      


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FirstLight Construction starting

18 February 2011 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Architecture, Company News

Under Campbell and Josh as they fly out of Wellington is an empty warehouse. Eagerly awaiting entry to the warehouse is the Victoria University First Light team who will be ably assisted Mainzeal in the construction of the FirstLight House. Use of the warehouse has been donated by Wild at Heart Currently many of the

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