GRAPHISOFT SA welcome the participation of Wispeco at the 15th Annual ArchiCAD SADC Conference, to be held at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, from 7-9 May 2013.
Wispeco representative, Lee Barlow will be attending the 15th Annual ArchiCAD SADC Conference in Johannesburg. He will be heading up development of product specifications to be available to ArchiCAD users throughout Southern Africa. Wispeco recognises the need to create a platform that can be understood by all BIM applications.
For further information about Wispeco, contact Lee Barlow.
For further information about GRAPHISOFT and the 15th Annual ArchiCAD SADC Conference, contact Dean Naidoo, Business Development Manager at GRAPHISOFT SA
The new version has been updated to work with ArchiCAD 16 and it has the same feature set as previous releases.
ArchiCAD’s Window tool meets the needs of the architect when selecting and placing traditional window styles. The parametric quality of the window objects supplied with the standard ArchiCAD library also allows the definition of a large range of individual types of glass structures.
ArchiGlazing was developed to fulfill special needs, for instance when it is impossible to create the desired glass structure using the Window tool due to complicated geometry. It offers tools for upright, tilted, opening, façade and greenhouse glazing, and for creating sketch windows. ArchiGlazing is an Add-On for ArchiCAD.
ArchiGlazing is freely downloadable for existing ArchiCAD 16 users with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement. To receive a download link, Click here!
Once installed you can find the ArchiGlazing User’s Guide accessible from the Help menu in ArchiCAD 16.
Modular Joinery Object (MJO) for ArchiCAD 16, is now available to all users on Software Subscription Agreement (SSA). To download it launch ArchiCAD 16, open up the “Door/ Window Default Settings”, and search for ‘modular’ with the option “On BIM Components Portal” or “Both” selected. Then select the Modular Door/ Window object and click on the button “Download and Embed” at the bottom. Please note: You need to do this in both “Window Default Settings” and “Door Default Settings”.
Thanks to our partners at GRAPHISOFT UK, who commissioned Ralph Wessel of Encina Ltd. to create a window/door/panel/storefront/curtain wall GDL object, called Modular Joinery, for kindly making it available for Southern Africa users on SSA contract. Special thanks go to Simon Gilbert from GRAPHISOFT UK, who assisted me with this process, and of course Levente Filetóth and his team at GRAPHISOFT HQ.
MJO allows for amazing complexity and unifies both window and door options into one Object. MJO for ArchiCAD 16 also includes an update. This update has now been extended to incorporate typical uPVC and timber profiles along with improved representations enabling the objects to be used in conjunction with the default library of doors and windows in ArchiCAD. Download the “Modular Joinery update.pdf” for more details.
Modular Joinery update
Download the “Modular Joinery Manual. pdf” for help with using MJO.
Modular Joinery Manual
For a “quick guide” to using MJO please refer to the following two images:
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: