If you are in ArchiCAD 16 or 17, you can edit manually the view attributes for the roof covering to each story level, that can be enabled it in the Parameters: Roof covering settings>Parameters>Display options>Use same pens for all views> Now you can change the attributes for the home story, the stories below, 3d, and
Note: This blog relates to the Cadimage Roof Covering tool as released for ArchiCAD 16 and 17. Earlier versions may differ. The plan view symbol of the Cadimage Roof Covering can display differently in: The home story of the roof covering (i.e. the story in which the roof was placed). Stories above the roof covering’s
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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