You now already from a previous post how to enable the ‘doors opening in animation’: http://blog.cadimage.com/2010/09/tip-of-the-day-18062008/ Remember to enable to ‘Rebuild the model for each frame’ of the rendering process.
I quite often get asked why door and window markers aren’t showing up on the floor plans. 9 times out of 10 it is simply because the person is using the wrong Model View Option. These options allow us to display the same modelled elements in different ways. These can range from things like Door
When setting up your project, try to avoid using negative stories. We should have our mesh created on the Zero story and the first constructed floor goes on Story one. The number of the Story really doesn’t matter. Think of it this way, If we have six stories of basement that we have to create,
During training I often highlight the importance of getting a good mouse for your computer. The mouse has become our main tool to complete our tasks especially when it comes to ArchiCAD. If you were a glazier you would invest in a good glass cutter, so if you use CAD its worth getting a good
One thing I find myself saying a lot when running our training courses is ‘Experiment with the program, One of the best ways to learn is to push buttons and see what they do!’ As humans, we are by nature habitual creatures, We will find a way that works and we will keep doing things
Before we start to setup our mesh, we need to know what height to set it out to. Have a look at your Surveyors information and find the lowest height supplied. In my example below the lowest height contour is 50.5m As a rule of thumb, I always round down to the nearest whole number.
Home Zoom was commonly used in previous versions of ArchiCAD & was an easy way to quickly go back to a common reference point that you predetermined. To do this go to the 2D view you want & then from the View menu go to Zoom>Set Home View Now you can go to View>Zoom>Home
In the Mesh tool we have 3 options under the Model Tab. If we start of with All Ridges Sharp, we can see that the mesh becomes very triangulated. This is the simplest form for the computer to generate, but is not much good for rendering The Second Option is User Defined Sharp, This means
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 looking at
A common frustration when using the beam tool is how to get the beams to show separately to blocking set between. No doubt we are all familiar with this We can now use the Floor Plan 3D document to create tidy looking floor framing plans, (refer to this tip for guidance) By default I get