Archive for the ‘Objects’ Category

Object of the Week

3 October 2014 Andrew Watson 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Objects, Tip of the Day

Hedge #1591 is designed to model a trimmed broad-leaf hedge such as griselinia, laurel, etc. Description The basic shape of the hedge is a rectangular ‘box’, into which leaves are randomly placed. One major consideration for any leafy object is the number of polygons and edges in the model. This hedge object addresses the problem by

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Object of the Week

25 September 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Electrical, Objects, Tip of the Day

This week’s featured object is Ceiling Fan #1329, which models a regular ceiling fan with 4 wooden blades.


Object of the Week

29 April 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Objects, Tip of the Day

Daylight Angle Marker #1544 is a simple 2D object that indicates the direction of sunrise and sunset at the summer and winter solstices. Description The object is a 2D symbol. It points to Project North, and calculates the sunrise and sunset angles based on the project latitude. The symbol takes the form of a ring

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Object of the Week

15 April 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Objects, Tip of the Day

Monkey Bars #1366 is one of a collection of objects intended for visualizing children’s playground equipment. You can download the objects individually, or if you log into https://bimcomponents.com you can download the whole collection as a single LCF file. Description The monkey bars may include ladder rungs at one or both ends. The horizontal rungs may

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Object of the Week

8 April 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Objects, Tip of the Day

WC Floor Mounted #1178 is designed to model products like the Villeroy & Boch, American Standard Porcher, S-Line S70 Alto, Dux Life, and Kohler Parliament Back-to-Wall toilets. Description The basic shape of the toilet is fixed, but you can control 10 key dimensions including width, depth, seat height, cistern depth, cistern height, seat thickness, base

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Object of the Week

25 March 2014 Andrew Watson 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, Objects, Tip of the Day

Engineers Bolt #1396 is one of a number of objects created for 3D detailing. Description The bolt includes optional washers and nut. Set the dimensions of the head, shaft, and even the thread length and pitch. Care is taken to produce a realistic appearance. Dynamic hotspots are provided to rotate the bolt, and to adjust

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Object of the Week

18 March 2014 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Objects, Tip of the Day

This week’s featured object is Curtain #1580, which models a curtain track with fabric drapes.


A New Drawing Title

18 October 2013 Andrew Watson 11 Comments
ArchiCAD, Objects, Tip of the Day

This object is available for New Zealanders who have a Select membership or are a Cadimage Tools premium subscriber customers only. http://www.cadimage.com/Pricing/go-premium ArchiCAD ships with a number of drawing titles. But if you find that none of them quite cut the mustard, why not try Drawing Title #1590? Now please, don’t get excited! This is not the 1,590th drawing

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Like it or not …

5 September 2013 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Objects, Tip of the Day

There are a large number of objects available for download on the BIM Components Portal. If you don’t believe me, try searching for WC. Over 50 library parts will show up. Some of these objects may be useful. Others may be useless. It’s like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna

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NZ ARCHICADselect objects

23 July 2013 Mark Horrocks No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Objects

For ArchiCAD 17, the ARCHICADselect objects are being provided via BIM Components. New Zealand ARCHICADselect subscribers can access all these objects direct from the Objects tool in the ToolBox – hit the Search icon, and choose to search on the BIM Components Portal or Both.  Once you have found your desired object, hit Download and

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