Archive for the ‘Coverings’ Category

Have you noticed how fast Cadimage Coverings is now?

16 April 2014 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Cadimage, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Back in 2013 we bought a development company in the UK called ‘Encina’ – their expertise in ArchiCAD tools we knew would come in useful. This first big thing you may notice is the speed of Coverings. For example in a house with over 100 wall coverings it would take half an hour to update

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How to quickly morph a Bullnose Verandah

15 August 2013 Jonathan Breen No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Coverings, Tip of the Day

A Bullnose Verandah is one of the more complex elements you may want to model in a house We can no longer use the roof tool since it doesnt allow curves. And the Shell tool may be overly complex & wont give any profile to the roof. My suggested solution to a customer recently was

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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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Aligning Cadimage roof coverings

9 April 2013 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Depending of the roof design, sometimes is necessary to align the cladding lines: Just select the node in the middle of the covering and drag it to align.    


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Roof Covering 2D Symbol

27 February 2013 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Coverings, Tip of the Day

The Roof Covering can display different details in plan views (cladding, soffits, flashings, gutters, etc.) depending on its location relative to the current storey. For instance, in the covering’s Home Story, you might want to show all details. When the current plan view lies above the roof covering’s home storey, you probably don’t want to

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Wall Covering 2D Symbol Options

20 February 2013 Andrew Watson No Comments
Coverings, Tip of the Day

The plan view symbol of the Cadimage Wall Covering can show or hide trims and sills. If you don’t want to show these items on a particular covering, go to the Display Options > Plan View Symbol page and turn them off.


Wall Covering is Storey Sensitive

14 February 2013 Andrew Watson No Comments
Coverings, Tip of the Day

In plan view a wall can be set to visible on all relevant stories. For each storey, the wall will display with the doors and windows that belong to that storey. Other openings will not be shown. The wall covering will match the wall symbol, and will show only the openings that belong to the

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Coverings Hotfix is now available

23 January 2013 Jonathan Breen 4 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Coverings, Development, Tip of the Day, Tools

The Coverings tool for V16 has been updated & released as a hotfix for V16 This fix includes a lot of elements hidden from the user interface… but the end result is that the Coverings tool is a lot more stable We recommend you download & install the update for a better experience with the

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Match Hip and Ridge Flashings

14 December 2012 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Coverings, Tip of the Day

The Cadimage Roof Covering can add profiled claddings, gutters + downpipes, soffits, edge boards and flashings to an ArchiCAD roof. Sometimes you may want the ridge and barge flashings to differ (say a tiled hip with a folded metal ridge flashing). At other times you may want the rib and hip flashings to match (both

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Align Roof Claddings

27 September 2012 Andrew Watson No Comments
ArchiCAD, Coverings, Tip of the Day

Use the dynamic hotspot in the middle of the roof covering to align claddings on different roof planes. Click to select one of the roof coverings. A dynamic hotspot will appear at the ‘center’ of the polygon. Click on the hotspot, and choose the last option in the Pet Palette. Move the hotspot to align

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