Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Setting up your Layout Book

8 December 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
Architecture, Tip of the Day

Before a wall has been drawn you could have your Layout book prepared with all deliverable documents ready. This will save you time in future & if set up correctly will automatically produce documentation based off your model. The ArchiCAD 18 NZE Template has a full Layout book set up based off the View Map

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Tips on Speaking ArchiCAD, Speaking BIM and Miscommunication

1 December 2014 Tessa Read 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Architecture, General, Tip of the Week

This month we’re bringing you something very special – a guest blog by architect and blogger Jared Banks (AKA the creator of Shoegnome.com). Jared was eager to share with us some helpful tips on using the ‘right’ lingo when working with other architects and designers. We hope you enjoy!


Change the Doors+Windows Schedule Margin colours.

12 August 2013 Soto 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Architecture, Doors+Windows, Tip of the Day

You can change the colour of the pen of the margin in your D+W Schedule. 1. Select the margin 2. Open the settings. 3. Go to the Fills and Pens section of the Parameters and change them.     Note: Don’t try to delete the margin, it’s part of the schedule functionality. If you don’t

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Model like you would build

24 June 2013 Jonathan Breen 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Architecture, Coverings, Tip of the Day, Tools, Wall Frames

For framed buildings like those in New Zealand it may be useful to model how you expect the building to be built. Taking your building to the next step could be actually adding the Wall Frames using the Cadimage Wall Frames tool like this:   This has been created using the Cadimage Wall Frame tool

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Setting up Project Info to use Autotext in ArchiCAD

13 November 2012 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Architecture, Tip of the Day

When you load a new project you will notice that the Master Layout will contain Autotext fields such as #Client Name and #Architect etc To fill in this information so you can use this handy Autotext fields go to File>Info>Project Info There you can fill in all the information about your project and be able

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Solibri Introduces Solibri Model Checker v8

19 September 2012 James Service No Comments
Architecture, Cadimage, Company News, Solibri

Solibri Introduces Solibri Model Checker v8, Emphasizing the Effectiveness and Ease of BIM QA/QC Solibri, Inc., the leader in Model Checking technology and innovation for design quality assurance and BIM analysis, announces the release of Solibri Model Checker v8 (SMC v8). This release emphasizes the ease and effectiveness of BIM QA/QC and model analysis by introducing

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Studio Pacific: The Rock, Wellington Airport

11 April 2012 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Architecture

The Project – The Rock, Wellington Airport Winner, Transportation category, Inside World Festival of Interiors 2011 Finalist, Serve & Facilitate category, The Great Indoors Award 2011 Winner, Commercial Architecture Award, NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards 2011 Winner, Gold Award and Purple Pin, Spatial Design category, BEST Awards 2011 Winner, Interior Fitout Award, NZ Wood Timber Design

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Interview: Sir Miles Warren

23 December 2011 Joshua Osborne No Comments
Architecture

Sir Miles Warren is one of NZ’s most respected architects. He talked to the Australian Design Review about the recent Christchurch quake and efforts at rebuilding. SS: I read an interview where you say you’ve been lying in bed dreaming of redesigning Christchurch in your head. How far have you got? MW: Well, it was inevitable that

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Meridian First Light Update

30 August 2011 James Service No Comments
ArchiCAD, Architecture

After 20,000 visitors have traipsed through you and you’ve been prodded and poked I think most people would want to hide in a dark container and set off to America. Having successfully travelled across the pacific and skirted the atlantic and hopefully sheltered from Hurricane Irene! The house now awaits its team who are arriving

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New in the Gallery – Antillean Gothic

21 June 2011 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Architecture, Cadimage

We’ve got a great-looking new project up in our gallery from one of our clients, John Allsopp at Amonle Studio Workshop. His design, entitled Antillean Gothic, was modeled 100% in ArchiCAD 14, and used the Cadimage Extrusions, Doors + Windows, Stairs, and Cabinets tools. Rendering was done in Cinema 4D. The project recently won the

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