Posts Tagged ‘slab’

Magic Wand to make circular slab

15 March 2017 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you want to make a circular Slab, first draw a circle the shape of your slab. Select the Slab tool and Magic Wand (Space-click) the edge of the circle. NOTE: You can Magic Wand and shape you like, a closed Spline for example.


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Pre-cast Slab Coverings Types

31 August 2016 Gareth Morgan 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

There are five types of Cadimage Pre-cast Slab Coverings, How to apply a covering This is what they look like in 3D (Cinerender with White Model effect):


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Display of Slab Fills in different stories.

11 March 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19

If you have activated the Cover Fills on a Slab, you may want to display or not the fills in different stories. In order to achieve that, so to the Slab settings to the Floor Plan Display settings and change it to Custom  


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Slab display in plan view.

25 February 2014 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

If you want do to display your slab in different levels with or without fills and avoid the model view options, you can edit the display to be a Custom. This may be helpful if you have a foundation plan that needs to display the slab as a dashed line but keep the cover fills

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Finding the area of a slab

21 May 2013 cadimage 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, General, Tip of the Day

“How do I find out the area of a slab?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get in our training courses and on our support lines. There are 2 simple processes for getting this information The first option is to open the Element Information Palette, choose the area setting, and then

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Change the material of selected edges on a Slab

12 November 2012 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

If you create a slab where the edge material is set to match your exterior walls, when you cut a hole in it the material will appear along the inside edges To change this view the slab in 3D to look at the inside edges of the slab Then select the edge line so the

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Simple Rib & Infill Flooring

22 August 2012 cadimage No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Here is a very simple technique  for making effective looking Rib & Infill look correct in section First create your your slab composite, with 2 skins. set the bottom skin to show the thickness and sectional fill of your timber and the top skin to show the thickness and sectional fill of the concrete topping

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Closing a polygon

24 November 2010 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

If you are drawing a polygon shape, be it a Roof, Slab, Fill, Zone or Mesh, add your points Then double click on the last point and it will automatically close the polygon back to the starting point.


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Think outside the Slab…

17 November 2010 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Company News

It is my pleasure to announce the imminent arrival of Cadimage Slab Edges! Cadimage Slab Edges gives you greater flexibility by allowing your slabs to have rebates, upstands, and foundations. Use them to create great-looking, accurately detailed edge shapes for cabinet counters without having to use custom-built objects. Cadimage Slab Edges is coming late this

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Slab Edge editing

25 June 2010 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

ArchiCAD 13 gives extra options to slope and colour the individual edges of a Slab (and Roofs). Thus allowing different faces of the slab to reflect different adjacent wall materials. The new edge option is at the right hand end of the Pet Palette, and can be applied to the Clicked Edge, Selected Polygon (eg

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