ArchiCAD 17 – New Feature: Curved Beam

AC17_BOX_CAM1Use the Beam tool to create beams that are curved on a horizontal plane. Thus, beams can serve as support structures along curved walls. Such wall/beam intersections will automatically be correctly shown in sections (no need for solid element operations to represent them).

Screen Shot 2013-05-27 at 1.16.56 PMBenefits

  • Curved beams can be modeled with a dedicated tool quickly and easily; no need for workarounds or combining other tools to achieve the same result
  • Consistent element creation and editing: Similar interactions are available for beams as for walls
  • Elements created with curved beams will automatically be exported correctly to structural programs; there is no need to re-classify them in IFC.

For further instruction videos related to the new curved beam function in ArchiCAD 17, visit the ArchiCAD YouTube Channel here.

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