Archive for the ‘Bracing’ Category

James Hardie Brace Types

28 October 2013 Glen Richardson No Comments
ArchiCAD 17, Bracing, Tip of the Day

James Hardie has released a bunch of brace types, so now you can get achieved bracing from you Villaboard Linings, Hardiflex Cladding and even your Linea Weatherboards, as well as a bunch of other cladding types. We have released a set of presets with these Brace types included, and also added a Brace Set which

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Required Bracing Too Much?

1 October 2013 Glen Richardson No Comments
ArchiCAD 16, ArchiCAD 17, Bracing, Cadimage, Tip of the Day

Do you find that the Required Bracing Units calculated using Cadimage Bracing is more than using some other Brace Manufacturers bracing tool? That’s because a lot of Brace Manufacturers now use specific design to Calculate the Required Bracing units, whilst the Cadimage Bracing tool uses NZS 3604:2011. If you find yourself in this situation, do

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Adding Custom Brace Types

15 November 2012 Glen Richardson No Comments
Bracing, Tip of the Day

If you are using Cadimage NZ Bracing and need to add your own brace type, here’s how to do it… Open the Preset Manager using the Cadimage > Presets > Preset Manager menu. Go to Bracing > Brace Types, select a brace type and click Duplicate, give it a name (say ENG Portal, for an

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Fixed Bracing Types

7 June 2012 Glen Richardson No Comments
Bracing, Tip of the Day

If you are using the Cadimage NZ Bracing to calculate your bracing and require your engineer to design a cantilevered post or a portal frame to give you a few additional bracing units.  Your engineer will give you the number of Bracing Units (BUs) the post or frame provides, rather than Bracing units per meter

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Get the most out of your Braces

30 April 2012 Glen Richardson No Comments
Bracing, Tip of the Day

If you’re using the Cadimage NZ Bracing tool a few minor changes to the default settings will allow you to get more out of your bracing. Instead of truncating your braces at 3.0m long, this can be increased so the the tool will use as much wall as you have got.  Also, rather than rounding

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Bracing First Principles

15 March 2012 Glen Richardson No Comments
Bracing, Tip of the Day

In New Zealand a lot of manufacturers now calculate the required bracing using First Principles. If you want to use these values with the Cadimage NZ Bracing tool then check the Required BUs calculated using: check box, give the name of the system you have used and then enter the calculated values. The bracing tool

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Bracing needing Dragon Ties?

20 February 2012 Glen Richardson No Comments
Bracing, Tip of the Day

If you are Calculating Bracing and get the following message: You can add dragon ties to a particular Brace Line in this case ‘M’ or ‘N’ by selecting it, opening its settings and setting the Dragon Ties or Diaphragm parameter to Dragon Ties. The Cadimage Brace Line will now calculate the required bracing taking this

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From the Developers: Gamma Bracing Added

6 October 2011 Glen Richardson 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 14, ArchiCAD 15, Bracing, Development

The latest Interim Release of Cadimage NZ Bracing supports the new Gamma Brace Types. These braces are metal frames that are inserted between the studs and are installed at framing stage rather than having to temporarily brace the building until lining stage. To use the Gamma brace types, install the latest interim of Cadimage Bracing.

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From the Developers

19 July 2011 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Bracing, Cadimage, Coverings, Detail Elements, Development, Keynotes

It’s been a while since we blogged about Cadimage developments. Not that things have been quiet here in the office. Quite the opposite in fact … Recent Developments Here is some of the work we’ve recently completed: All the tools were updated and released simultaneously with ArchiCAD 15. The way you design stairs has been

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From the Developers

29 March 2011 Glen Richardson 2 Comments
ArchiCAD 14, Bracing, Coverings, Development, Keynotes

Updates and Fixes Just when you thought the Developers had all gone on holiday, we’ve played catchup and released 4 new interim releases last week with little bug fixes and the odd enhancement… Coverings A whole heap of fixes have been done to the Coverings as well as adding Presets to both the Roof and

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