Did you know that walls can be defined in more ways than just length, height and width? If we open the Tags and Categories section of the wall properties dialog box, we can define the Structural function as either Load Bearing or Non Load Bearing. We can now use this information when we are
There are a number of tools available in ArchiCAD to help you model up elements like roof framing. In this tip we will look at the Truss Maker tool First thing we have to do is draw out the members of the truss. The truss maker identifies different timber sizes by the pen weight used
When placing beams the first height you are asked for is the thickness of the beam. This thickness is always measured from the top surface downwards. This surface is also important when considering your set out as this surface is the one used to measure the height from the floor level ArchiCAD always measures the
If you are modelling rafters using the Beam Tool, changing the profile to a complex profile allows a rotation angle as well as a pitch. Handy if your beams are running against or with the slope of the roof as in the case of rafter purlins.