Posts Tagged ‘Mesh’

Turn on all the ridges in plan view for mesh

9 November 2017 Amy Li No Comments
ArchiCAD, Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day


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Clean up Mesh Display in 2D

22 September 2017 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Tip of the Day

Tired of unsightly lines ruining the display of your finely crafted meshes in Floor Plan view? Well, worry no more! With the judicious application of a single setting in the Mesh tool, you can change your spider-web meshes from this: to this: Too good to be true, you say? Don’t take my word for it,

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Adding a Spot Height to a Mesh.

18 September 2017 Mark Horrocks 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To add a spot height to a mesh; have the mesh selected, AND the mesh tool selected in the ToolBox, set the Geometry Method to Polygonal, then simply double-click on the mesh, in the new dialog select your Mesh Point type.  Now you can select the point and set its ‘Z’ height from the Pet

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Mesh Ridge Sharpness

5 July 2017 cadimage 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, ARCHICAD 21, Tip of the Day

In the Mesh tool we have 3 options under the Model Tab.   If we start of with All Ridges Sharp, we can see that the mesh becomes very triangulated. This is the simplest form for the computer to generate, but is not much good for rendering The Second Option is User Defined Sharp,  This

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Place a mesh from Surveyors Data

20 October 2016 Soto 7 Comments
ArchiCAD, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

If you have a coordinates file with the points of the site mesh either as a text file (txt) or xyz. You can place that mesh easily in ArchiCAD: ARCHICAD 20 File>Interoperability>Place Mesh from Surveyors Data…… AC 16 to 19 Design>Place Mesh from Surveyors Data…    


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Setting up your mesh

27 January 2014 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Before we start to setup our mesh, we need to know what height to set it out to.  Have a look at your Surveyors information and find the lowest height supplied.  In my example below the lowest height contour is 50.5m As a rule of thumb, I always round down to the nearest whole number.

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Simple mesh creation

13 September 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In ArchiCAD 17 you now have the ability to create a mesh by importing your surveyors data. All you need to do is make sure that your surveyor supplies your the information in either a .TXT or .XYZ file format. Once you have this information, simply go to Design>Place Mesh from Surveyors Data… In the

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Following the Outline of a Mesh with a profile

19 January 2012 Joshua Osborne 3 Comments
Extrusions, Tip of the Day

As you may know, the Cadimage Extrusion Tool can extrude a profile along a path. This path can be drawn on the fly, or you can draw a path with polylines and extrude along that. But did you know that it can extrude a path along the edge of a Mesh? All you need to

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Solidly Operate on your Elements

25 March 2011 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Tip of the Day

You probably (hopefully) know about the wonderful Solid Element Operations in ArchiCAD. But did you know that you can do Solid Element Operations on your Solid Element Operators? For example, you want to remove a volume from your mesh. The area that you want to remove, however, needs to be contoured as well (ie. you

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Mesh appearance

19 January 2011 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

You have 3 options on how your Mesh is represented, the first option will just show the mesh surface, the second option shows the surface and the sides and the last option shows the surface, sides and the earth infill.


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