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Static Thoughts – Part 3

Static Thoughts – Part 3

Other Thoughts This is the third part in my series on Static Thoughts. I’m not looking to be all encompassing and comprehensive. Instead I want to spur your imagination into the different functions at our disposal. I’m confident there are even more...
Static Thoughts – Part 2

Static Thoughts – Part 2

In Part 1 of this post from earlier in the week, I talked about the propagation of changes in an ArchiCAD model (for good and ill). I shared some thoughts on both preventions and cures. I now want to expand on some of those thoughts. Did you know you can lock both...
Static Thoughts – Part 1

Static Thoughts – Part 1

Everything is linked! Changes made in plans propagate to sections, elevations, schedules, and 3D views! It’s all coordinated. This is the world we live in when we use ArchiCAD. And it’s great. But let’s look at the reverse for a  moment… The...
Missing and Lost, but Not Gone Forever

Missing and Lost, but Not Gone Forever

This has happened to all of us. You add a new object or make a change and then the element is gone. You know you didn’t delete it. But it’s gone. It’s not time to panic. It’s time to think… okay “It Makes Them Disappear”… what just happened? If it’s a wall, can you...
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,...
The Powerful Google Earth/ArchiCAD Connection

The Powerful Google Earth/ArchiCAD Connection

In this series of articles, we will focus on residential design/build using Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD. Whether you are using ArchiCAD 15 or the Start Edition, you will be able to offer more value to your clients by following the techniques outlined in this series. This...
Align View – Creative Imaging in ArchiCAD

Align View – Creative Imaging in ArchiCAD

The Align View Function in Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD, allows you the architect to offer value to your clients. When designing an addition or renovation to an existing building, it is valuable to see and show the new design elements in context. Clear depiction of how the...
IFC Made Easy

IFC Made Easy

Because more firms are embracing BIM as the preferred design tool, questions are arising about how to work together more efficiently. As the old standards of DWG and PDF exchange are slowly fading away, BIM offers a better exchange of information allowing the exchange of intelligent 3D data. This is obviously more valuable as the data is being used for things such as energy analysis and facilities management. So what is the best way to exchange this data with the people you work with? The new standard is evolving around IFCs.

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