Using the Renovation functionality in ArchiCAD you can export your BIM model highlighting the changes during the renovation. In your 3D window in ArchiCAD choose a Renovation Filter and save a BIMx file When you open the BIMx file on your mobile device you will see the 3D model as it appeared with the filter:
For those who are still getting used to the ArchiCAD renovation tool, it can be extremely useful for renovation projects where you can show the project in different stages of construction with the help of the renovation filters. There however is a few elements that can not have a renovation status and therefore do not
When using Cadimage Coverings with renovations, demolished windows or doors will be excluded from any Coverings attached to Existing Walls. If you want to add Coverings to the Existing building also, you need to set the covering to be demolished for it to include the Demolished openings and exclude the New openings. Walls can have
ArchiCAD 16 adds a couple of new options for Renovation Filter options for demolished elements. Filter Settings now include two additional filter options for elements set “To be Demolished”: Solid Cut Fill Transparent Fill I find the Transparent Fill option to be a winner as the it means just the outline of the elements to
The new Renovation tool in ArchiCAD 15 allows for the efficient documentation of renovation and alteration projects. However if you are documenting an entirely new project with no Renovation aspects. There are two steps to check. Make sure the the Renovation palette is set to Existing and that all of the view you save are
Well it has been a mammoth effort, but we have done it. The entire Wall Coverings add-on has been rewritten. We needed to do this before we could update wall coverings to allow for renovation, (allowing for renovation was the easy part). We have done some extensive testing of the new code and it is
The renovation override Styles allow for variation in the display of elements in different drawings based on the renovation filter. These allow for the standard options of “white” existing walls and “dashed” demolition walls.
The new Renovation Tool in ArchiCAD 15 is a great new tool which should improve the productivity of those tricky alteration and addition projects. As with any new tool it can catch you out with some unexpected results. Firstly if you are using the Renovation Tool always have the Renovation Palette visible Window > Palettes >