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At Rill Architects we run ArchiCAD on Mac OS X. If you work at Rill, this is your stuff. If you don't, but you work in ArchiCAD, you may find something interesting. Anybody else, I don't know.
March 2004 Archive

Now that you've fully realized the potential of the current windows and doors, please let me know what you'd like them to do.

This isn't something that will happen overnight; I'm thinking a 6-12 month timeframe, very likely coinciding with Archicad 9. I am only doing the groundwork for the next version, but now is the time to build in big changes. So speak up!

For all JAM8 windows, I have added the ability to extend the masonry sill past the masonry opening. The parameter is called 'Sill Bearing'. The default is zero.

It's about time. I was getting ready to ask what features people want in the next version of the doors and windows (Thinking very far ahead), when I realized there isn't a comprehensive list of the current features, which are extensive. So here.


Location: 09 Finishes

A slate (or whatever) surround with optional moulding. Actually the slate is optional too, you can have just the moulding. You can set the head and jamb widths separately.

PS, right-click on this object in the plan and select 'Go to Info Web Page'. Watch out for recursion!

Location: 01 General : 1 Graphic Symbols.

I have added an option to Opening Slash JAM8 to show an X instead of a single slash, for showing areas open to below. The slash mode is the default.

Location: 06 Wood & Plastic : Structure.

TrusJoist has updated their product line. The TJI model numbers which end in '50' are being phased out. You should stop using them immediately. You should modify the structure plans of any current project not under construction.

I have updated the objects which contain TJI specs with the new model data. The old numbers are still available, but they are moved aside with a reminder to not use them.