Posts Tagged ‘Roof’

Crop to Single-Plane Roof

11 July 2017 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day

You can still use the old method of cropping the walls to a single roof, used mainly to trim walls in an angle. If you are working in ArchiCAD 18 or older you already know that you can right-click the wall and crop the wall. However, if you are in ArchiCAD 19 or a newer

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How to add extra downpipes

15 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
Coverings, Tip of the Day

If you need an extra down pipe on your Cadimage Roof Covering? That’s easy, select the ARCHICAD roof and insert a new node. The Cadimage Roof Covering will allow you to attach two downpipes on every side of the node. The only thing you have to do now is, click on the pink hotspot on

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Cadimage Coverings – Edit Roof Edges

25 August 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

In version 20, we have been able to introduce some new features to a number of our more popular Tools. In the past the ease of editing Roof Edges was constrained. Therefore we have now created a specific Dialog for Editing the Roof Edges for selected Roof Coverings. You can access this Dialog from Cadimage>Coverings>Edit

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Roof Covering Cladding types

2 November 2015 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Coverings, Tip of the Day, Tools

There are six types of Roof Cladding available in Cadimage Coverings: This is what they look like in 3D (Cinerender with White Model effect):  


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Roof thickness – Vertical

31 July 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, Tip of the Day

You may  know about the Roof thickness  is usually a parallel dimension related of the roof angle. However, if you want to enter the roof thickness as a vertical dimension, if the roof is a simple roof, you can open the settings and click the option to the right  and assign the dimension to be

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Roof covering view attributes in a different story

9 May 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Coverings, Tip of the Day

If you are in ArchiCAD 16 or 17, you can  edit manually the view attributes for the roof covering to each story level, that can be enabled it in the Parameters: Roof covering settings>Parameters>Display options>Use same pens for all views> Now you can change the attributes for the home story, the stories below, 3d, and

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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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Aligning Cadimage roof coverings

9 April 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Depending of the roof design, sometimes is necessary to align the cladding lines: Just select the node in the middle of the covering and drag it to align.    


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Setting your roof Spring point

7 December 2012 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When setting up your roof, make sure that you put your spring /pivot point in the right place for the type of roof that you use. Especially if you have strict boundary requirements. In the image below, we are using a trussed roof.  There for the roof needs to pivot / spring from the outside

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Red Things under your Roofs?

1 December 2011 Joshua Osborne 7 Comments
Tip of the Day

Something that will occasionally happen in ArchiCAD 15 is the appearance of big pink/red translucent ‘things’ in 3D beneath your roofs. We’re not sure how people are turning it on accidentaly, as it doesn’t seem to happen for any of us unless we actually go and change the setting responsible, but it ishappening on a

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