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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.
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All the typical layouts (that I can think of) are blocked up in the project templates. Developing the layouts consists mostly of framing the plan, tuning up the section/elevations, and arranging the drawings on the sheets.
My view of the template is this: Anything you always, or even usually, do on a project should be started in the template. Stories, sections, elevations. Views, lots and lots of views. Not just some layouts, almost all the layouts. You're going to publish PDF and DWG. You're going to print. You're going to do sketch render and BIMx. And
Executive summary: A new layer for elements in layouts and in the title block worksheets. There should be no elements on the Archicad layer. The Archicad layer is Archicad's own layer. It can't be deleted, hidden, or locked. Some layer then! Rare is the project element that should always show. These limitations make the Archicad layer approximately useless, and it
With Drawing Title 10a you can: • Set the Orientation of the title. You can have the title rotate to align with the Drawing (default), the Layout, or a Custom Angle. Use the Layout option to keep the title horizontal when you rotate a drawing. This is optional, and it's not always right. For example, if you rotate a wall
Heads up concerning the issue date in the title block. I'm getting very erratic results when publishing; sometimes the title block drawing (on the master layout) updates automatically, sometimes it doesn't. If that drawing doesn't update, your title block data will be wrong, including the date. I have confirmed that the drawings on the master layouts are set to auto
The distinctive feature of the detail sheet is the grid. The grid encourages us to think about how details align, and forces us to be economical with the space we have for annotaions. And it looks better, and it's standard practice. The grid deployment has two parts: The Grid Cell object, and the 'Detail' master layouts. You should always
Automatic titles are not new to 10, but title objects are new, and now that they are objects, we can use them, which is new. A drawing title is essentially a marker for a drawing element. Like section markers, detail markers, symbol labels, and door/window markers, you choose the title from a popup menu rather than from an object-type browser.
(Heavily revised for AC10, though still a little clunky.) This is the standard workflow for issuing SK drawings.
Location: 01 General / 5 Title & Layout Very, very simple. A text showing a standard scale, which you can choose from a list. The primary use will be placement in the SK layouts' scale field. Why? I don't like typing scales. And no, it's not easy to get the scale of the placed drawing automatically, though it should be.
Location: 1 General / Title & Layout (Again, pardon the 'a'. Some things can't be fixed in place.) This object represents the available area of a detail sheet grid cell, or group of cells. Use it in your details to plan how the detail will lie in the cell. Very similar to Sheet Area RND10, which is used for
Location: 01 General / 1 Graphic Symbols A custom drawing title object for plans only. It's very similar to the old Drawing Title RND 9a. As you know, in AC10 we use the new automatic drawing title marker objects. All drawings except full size plans should use the automatic titles. Why do plans still use an object? Because we want
Remember that it's very easy to drag drawings between layouts while in Tree by Subsets view. If you have a big pile of new drawings (details, interior elevations) destined for multiple sheets, import them all at once into one layout. Then distribute them by dragging them in the tree.
We have long had the convention of beginning our layout names with the number of the sheet, e.g., A1-1 1st Floor Plan. This is no longer needed. PM has a feature to "Show Names & Numbers" in the Navigator. It's had this throughout the life of PM3/PM9, but in the beginning, plot file names would not include the number even
Since we got a new plotter, we need a new title block. Makes sense to me. Before printing from the new plotter, you must switch to this title block object. When switching, hold down command and option and click on the new object. This is very important so you don't lose your old issue dates. If you try switching and
Location: 01 General/1 Graphic Symbols An Sheet Size option for 'B 11x17'. I have updated the templates with an additional detail window to hold the title block at this size. In the layout book templates, I have added a master layout for the 11x17 size. To use 11x17 sheets in current projects:
Location: 01 General/1 Graphic Symbols/ Description: A mask, frame, and title block for generating SK revision/clarification drawings. Parameters: • Sketch Title: Can be entered, or can take the layout name in PM • Scale: Use Archicad scale, 'no scale', or custom text. • SK number: May (should) be omitted for automatic generation in PM • Sheet Reference (optional) • Project
BORING! (Did you know April is national sheet setup month?) I've modified the drawing area object. Whee! It is simpler, clearer, and just a bit more spacious. It also allows you to disregard the grid in PlotMaker, which allowed me to cut the layout book templates from 5 to 2. The rectangle is the available drawing area. The ticks on
Note: Superseded in AC10 by this. Location: 01 General / 3 Drawing Tools You can't do a detail grid without it. Put in your sheet size. The object knows how big a grid cell is, and how many are on a sheet. Arrow-stretch the object around big details; it will snap to the next size up. At the maximum size
A thorough going over for the existing/addition template complex, which really needed it. Let me know what you think, since I don't work on additions much.