Most users believe they need construction lines to denote a specific distance when offsetting from the face of the morph to create another face for editing, though it is a new tool in ArchiCAD 16, it is quite simple to use because one has to use the normal commands of ArchiCAD, namely, the pet pallet and the shortcut key to create a copy on a keyboard.
The Video below illustrates the above mentioned steps;
The definitive OpenBIM modeller, generation 16, the new version of ArchiCAD has been released……and it’s a “morphing BIM object” triumph…well done to the chaps from BUDAPEST!
A host of other functions roll-out with version 16:
Glowing, flowery praise statements by the author, look more like facts though:
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From Eric Bobrow:
From African Tenders:
This interesting debate and the OPINIONS expressed here rage on:
I think Rob’s analogy to Apple is excellent – it doesn’t really matter to me if my software choice has only 10% market share (higher BTW) so long as it is the best tool for the job. Right now on the balance of things I think that means ArchiCAD, but who knows what will be in 2, 5 or 10 years time.
Posted by Owen Sharp in the LinkedIn Group discussion on ArchiCAD versus Revit
Today we review the third page of the document published by Ransom Ratcliff on 2011-08-08, covering this topic:
The Pretoria Station project, was initiated as a response to various development initiatives and requirements that presented themselves simultaneously. From the much debated Gautrain, to new Police facilities adjacent to the historic Herbert Baker Station building, to general intermodal development drive in South Africa.
The actual ArchiCAD 3D model was initially developed as a pure interpretation of early conceptualization discussions around topics such as African traditional forms, the incorporation several functions, such as rail station, bus station, taxi rank , Gautrain station, vehicle parking, hotel, office block, shopping mall, public gathering space, urban pedestrian link and not least of all, the axis on which Pretoria has been set out.
It is evident from the accompanying imagery, that the accurate visualization of this project was imperitive, not only for design interpretation and development, but for the next phase of use of the ArchiCAD 3D model, which was ofcourse for communication with the client and the public.
The ArchiCAD 3D model use was extended via the live link maintained with Artlantis for rendering purposes and eventually onto the design development process, where initially area based accommodation scheduling and eventually architectural drawings were derived.
What a terrific debate! In recent times, we have seen the development of what could be said to be: “the great modern day BIM rivalry”
This article, I state categorically is an OPINION based piece, much like Ferrari versus Porsche I suppose.
I have recently posted this comment: André Strauss • In the mid 90′s, I was the technical advisor on ArchiCAD use to Johnson Murray Architects, who were the project architects for The Gateway Shoppertainment World project. Essentially a 300,000 sq/m shopping mall project. They had 14 ArchiCAD licenses, they were new to ArchiCAD, they used Windows based pc’s.
They completed the project with the above spec, ahead of schedule, they were highly commended!
A few points to note in reference to this rolling discussion:
1. This was a large project
2. Done on Windows
3. It was an office new to ArchiCAD, which until today uses ArchiCAD
4. It was done on Teamwork 1 technology, has been superseded by vastly superior version 2 technology
Project reference page here:
I posted this comment in a LinkedIn group discussion, titled ArchiCAD versus Revit, the full thread to this discussion here
As this discussion has so much personal opinion, I have searched to find commentary which is based more on actual specifics, such as my comment about real projects being done entirely with a product, or a real features based comparison in the context of real world usable features. I have stumble upon the following comparison, which makes for very interesting reading, here is page 1 of 5, keep posted for page 2 on daily release: