GRAPHISOFT SA announce the participation of AutoSpec at the 15th Annual ArchiCAD SADC Conference, to be held at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, from 7-9 May 2013.
AutoSpec will attend the ArchiCAD conference as a technology partner, hosting a workshop session on 8 May 2013.
“The participation of AutoSpec at this year’s conference, marks the start of an intended technology partnership between our two companies. We have the express intention to offer the clients of both companies access to the market leading SADC specific, product benefits, manufacturer and project data features, that both companies have available. With the array of legislative and regulatory changes the local building industry has seen in recent years and the fierce economic pressure under which it finds itself, building designers are increasingly pressured to access the best performing, most cost efficient and reliable product, which we believe this intended technology partnership will aid tremendously” says André Strauss, MD of GRAPHISOFT in SADC.
For further information about AutoSpec, contact André Claassen, Specifier Executive at AutoSpec.
For further information about GRAPHISOFT and the 15th Annual ArchiCAD SADC Conference, contact Dean Naidoo, Business Development Manager at GRAPHISOFT SADC
I recently received an e-mail requesting help to make a corner window with butt jointed glass. This has been possible since ArchiCAD 14 but apparently not all users are aware of this.
Go to the Corner-Window tool and open up the “Corner-Window Settings” dialogue. Select “Ribbon Window 16″ from the Special Windows 16 Folder. Then from the “Special Windows Settings” tab enable the tick for “Custom Corner Right”, and in the drop down change the option to “Glass”. Then set all the other parameters for the size, frame, materials, sill etc… Click “OK” to close the window.
Now click on the wall close to the corner (but not on the corner), this will generate the corner window to both adjoining walls.
As seen in the 3D Window.
Another example is the requirement for a curved wall with segmented butt jointed glass window.
Please note: one needs to establish the angle between the walls.
Insert this into both “Custom Corner Left” & “Custom Corner Right”.
As seen in the 3D Window
Here is a super simple, yet very useful tip on the migration of door/window schedules between projects…thank you to our Cape Town based ArchiCAD Reseller, Francois Swanepoel, MultiCAD
To export from the original project file where the schedule was created, follow steps 1 – 4 in red, to import to the new project file, follow steps 1 – 3 in red and step 4 in blue: