Posts Tagged ‘GDL’

GDL Basics 5 – Using Global Variables

26 September 2013 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Often a GDL object may need to know something about the environment into which it is placed. GDL offers a bunch of requests and global variables that can provide this information. Go to ArchiCAD’s Help menu, and open the GDL Reference Guide. Under Miscellaneous > Global Variables you’ll find a list of all the global

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GDL Basics 4 – A Simple 2D Symbol

24 September 2013 Andrew Watson 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You can use GDL objects to store symbols for commonly used 2D symbols and details. This requires next to no scripting (one line) and is really useful if you have a detail that might change slightly from project to project. You can simply add the object into the project’s embedded library, then edit it as

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Object Subtypes

10 October 2012 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

Object Subtypes If you are making your own objects for in house use or to share on BIM Components make sure you choose the correct subtype.Object Subtypes are the starting point definition for objects in ArchiCAD correct definition of these is both good practice and key to how these objects appear when performing certain functions

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