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Quite nice parts for MEP – drainage, ventilation and electrical sockets. It uses real product, that after generates detailed schedules of parts for procurement with codes from manufacturer catalogue. All these features have been tested on running project in Design and Build company. We built a house in the Centre of London – and it was really helpful for construction. The quality of BIMx models was really high and builders used iPads on site. I hope this work can be useful for many architects, who wants to achieve high quality BIM models and construction documentation.

The only weak point of it – libraries been developed for needs of running project and do not cover everything. After taking some break I have to continue to improve amount and quality of the library parts.

I hope to receive more support and response for this forum, as currently in London is total silence. Hi Podolsky Thank you for your great offer! The amount of work that has gone into this must have been huge. I already have my own template from Belgium , but I would be glad to use and integrate some of your work if that is ok with you. I would have to dive a little deeper in yours. Hi Peter, Everyone is welcomed to use this template or part of it – as they want.

Anyway – if someone will consider to use my work in their practise – write me PM – I’ll give more instructions how to change logo in title blocks, connect to ArchiCAD license and options for further GDL developments.

By the way, in library parts interface there is my personal email – so anyone can contact me, even if they don’t know this forum. Hi Podolsky, Awesome, it’s always nice to have a glimpse of how others work.

A first glance remark: the manual won’t open in Adobe Acrobat DC properly for me, that’s an issue with the Pages export, I think happened to me previously. What is the advantage of using the Grid tool over using Morphs for the site boundary? Aaron Bourgoin Advisor. I’ll add my thanks to the thanks of all the others. I was able to open the PDF in Preview. Grid can be shown on sections automatically not always, of course, but This is the only reason why I used grids.

In general – it would be better to have special site boundary tool. When you are making proper construction documentation trying to follow all national CAD standards – facing to these small limitations of ArchiCAD tools. I just tried to create more advanced system. Another example – brick count tool, that can be placed on top of wall section to show bricks – as temporary solution using GDL programming.

It would be nice to see more professional solution i. See attached image, showing detailed section scale, completely generated from 3D model the only 2D here – annotation. It shows how I used brick tool and storey elevation markers. Preview file. I created a similar object for the same purpose. Having them in 3D is a good way to coordinate openings and other things to reduce cut waste. I don’t understand this – you mean a custom dimension, or how are these linked to the elevation marker?

Sorry, I’m not familiar with UK acronyms. I agree, it’s painful sometimes to squeeze proper looking technical drawings from a model, there is so much to add which is not feasible to model, or should be abstracted.

I also have dozens of objects scattered in projects that I should find the time to organize and possibly share Could you explain how to protect a library with an “expiration date”? So far I only protected certain objects with a password, I guess that can be considered the barefoot solution. Thanks for this sneak peek! Always great to see how others utilize Archicad and mostly program the same GDLs to scratch some itches.

Well probably with the DateTime Addon. You just check if the current date is beyond your threshold. Tool that shows bricks in cuts – 2 dimensional. You just place it on top of your wall and it shows only lines and white fills that represent joints, when the brick fill is still 3D wall. What is good in this tool – you can set level of the first brick and position of brick joints will be fixed on Z axis – independent from how you move or stretch the element on the screen.

UK is very bricky country – in the most cases municipalities are forcing architects to use brick – even if it’s totally modern architecture. And to count wall height via bricks and show detailed sections here is common practise. The technique you described about plan morph I used to represent crosses in section of timber joists – but instead of morph it just generated inside GDL.

The same about cross for wheepholes – small plastic inserts between bricks to take moisture out from cavity. In 3D it represented as normal insert, when in section it turning into two crossed planes.

For example structural concrete level. These levels are super important in construction documentation and it’s quite bad that we don’t have nothing similar in standard ArchiCAD. This object can be placed everywhere in the project – even on 2D details, worksheet or floor plan. It let user to add additional levels and call it any name.

Important that if you create additional level on one section let say – bottom of window, or parapet level – tool is recording information about it into small database txt file in Embedded library. And after markers, placed in another views, reading this information – so you edit all markers through the whole project.

I started to develop more advanced version of the marker – there you can even renumber storeys – for example if you have mezzanine floor – when standard ArchiCAD storey count will be: 0, 1, 2, 3, etc. Also to use markers for multiply buildings in one file – when each building has its own levels. This is how to create protection for the library – first, of course, all scripts must be password protected. Sending the whole Archicad project to Cinema 4D, users can take the advantage of its animation and rendering capabilities to create animation or professional images.

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I created a similar object for the same purpose.


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