New Morph scheduling features support conceptual design and mass modeling: list the volume and area of Morphs separately by story (even as the multi-story Morph remains a single element).
These data provide valuable input at the conceptual stage about the useful area of the planned project.
- Modeling flexibility of the Morph Tool combined with the listing capabilities of the Interactive Schedule offer a powerful conceptual design workflow within ArchiCAD
- No need to purchase and use any third party conceptual modeling application, since all the necessary tasks can be performed within ArchiCAD
New Zone input methods
New Rectangle/Rotated Rectangle options when drawing a manual zone.
Keep Zone Area Fixed while Editing
Use new “Fixed Area” option in pet palette to offset the Zone in a way that keeps its area unchanged.
Consistent element creation: Rectangular zones can be defined with two clicks like any other polygon type element
Zone based design workflow is now integrated into ArchiCAD
It is quite an easy process to create a custom truss in ArchiCAD, it only take lines to create, just follow a few easy steps outlined below.
First go into section view
Select line in the toolbox and draw a truss on a desired location
Take note that the lines act as an axis hence the assigned thickness of the truss projects from the centre.
After outlining the truss drawing, you may highlight a multiple of lines or a single line and go to Design > Design Extras > Truss Maker > Create Truss as in screenshot 1 below
Truss Maker settings dialog box will pop up, assign attributes and truss profiles as in screenshot 2 below
After assigning attributes and truss profiles click Ok, a save truss dialog will appear as screenshot 3 below, type in the name of the truss and click Ok, it will be saved in the embedded library and created on the floor plan as per screenshot 4 below, click Ok.
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GRAPHISOFT SA says: congratulations to:
Rafeeq Phillips and Josh Roman
For details of the competition being run at each event and the prizes that have and can be won, visit our events page here.
Our greatest thanks and appreciation for all attendees, who attended our ArchiCAD 16 launch in Cape Town. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the new Morph tool and the other revolutionary enhancements in ArchiCAD 16.
“48 hours to make design work for the 2012 Olympic City”
The next OPEN BIM activity with international relevance is Build London Live 2012. This interdisciplinary collaboration event is a virtual competition of AEC teams, organized on 21-23 May. Teams using GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD have been extremely successful in these events in recent history, we expect this year to be no different!
Registration is already open on the official event site, with full event details. Register your team now! Spectators may register for regular updates on the same site.
Some notable ArchiCAD based team performances at Build Live events recently:
Sticking to the technical level coordination between the different trades has been through a long evolution. Traditionally different trades submitted full printed documentation sets at the different stages of the design process and used light-tables to try and coordinate the different building structures and building systems. This approach is still popular today with paper’s digital equivalents the still 2D DWG and PDF based collaboration workflows.
with the much richer building information model data. With BIM models there has been an increasing demand for true model based collaboration. Two fundamentally different approaches emerged one known as the “platform” approach where collaboration happens using the different branches of the same software solution, the other known as the “open” approach where different software solutions form the basis of model-based collaboration.