Posts Tagged ‘site’

Rotating a Site

22 November 2013 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you have used Cadimage Sites + Massing to create Boundaries around your site, the Cadimage Boundary objects Calculate their bearing based on Project North. So if you are planning on Rotating your Site, you need to update Project North at the same time. Cadimage Sites + Massing has an easy way of doing this.

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Calculating Cut and fill volumes

16 May 2013 cadimage 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Content, General, Support, Tip of the Day

We have all had situations where we need to calculate Cut and Fill volumes for sloping sites.  Here is a simple technique for doing this is to use Solid Element Operations. First of all,once you have created your mesh, create a copy of it off to the side.  Use your slabs and footings to create

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Entering degrees, minutes, seconds for boundaries

30 November 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
Cadimage, Sites+Massing, Tip of the Day

When needing to input degrees, minutes & seconds for Site Boundaries, go to Options > Project Preferences > Working Units & Levels… and change the Angle Unit to degrees, minutes, seconds. When inputing your angles, use the Space key between each unit.  Don’t forget to change back to decimal after you have placed your boundaries.

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Tracing Surveyors Data

8 September 2010 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When modeling meshes, be careful that your surveyor’s contours don’t touch or overlap. If they do, it will create an anomaly in your mesh when you magic wand them.

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How adjust the number of points in a contour line for a mesh

21 September 2009 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

When you are using the Magic Wand (SHORTCUT = SPACE BAR) to trace contours lines for a mesh, you can adjust the setting that the magic wand uses by going to Options > Magic Wand Settings, here you can increase or decrease the number and accuracy of the points that the magic wand places. Note:

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