Challenge Accepted: Ionic Column

Challenge Accepted: Ionic Column

In my post about the Doric Order being modeled in ArchiCAD, I ended with a challenge to the behind the scenes guru who makes all the awesome ArchiCAD Classics videos. Well I have a feeling he was already planning the sequel video because here it is: My favorite part...
Surprising Benefits of the Morph Tool

Surprising Benefits of the Morph Tool

Here’s a quote from my last post on Element IDs and the Element ID Manager: “All 3D elements (including grids and zones) as well as fills have an Element ID. Lines, Polylines, Dimensions, Text, and other annotation elements do not” But what happens...
A TIE Fighter, Modeled in ArchiCAD, this is…

A TIE Fighter, Modeled in ArchiCAD, this is…

Fans of Star Wars know that the TIE Fighter was a weapon of the Galactic Empire. But never fear, we have not crossed over to the dark side! With the help of the MORPH tool found in ArchiCAD 16, this unforgettable symbol of the Imperial Fleet is remodeled and ready for...
Morphing the Dulles International Airport

Morphing the Dulles International Airport

Chantilly Virginia’s Dulles Airport main terminal is a highly distinctive building designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen in 1958. In this video, we’ve used ArchiCAD 16 to Morph the tipped and tapered columns, the two long facades and curving roof...
What have you Morphed so far?

What have you Morphed so far?

We’ve had the Morph Tool for a few months now. What have you been doing with it? Here’s one of the least flashy examples you’ll see: Those columns could be done pre-ArchiCAD 16. It would involve making a Column, then creating a Complex Profile of the...
Quick Tip: Element vs Object

Quick Tip: Element vs Object

Here’s a quick test. Which is correct: A) “Hi boss, check out this BIM model I’ve been working on!” or B) “Hey boss, here’s that BIM you were asking for.” The answer is B. It’s not a Building Information Model Model,...