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Click to enlarge. Wordier version from AC10 here.
We have several objects offer the user a group of roof slope selection parameters. You can select an n/12 slope from the list, or you can enter a custom slope angle. When you select a slope, the angle changes. When you put in an angle, the slope parameter will show n/12 if there is a match, and 'Custom' if not.
Location: 08b Windows / Vents (A window) Roof slope / slope angle: The familiar roof slope picker; similar to Rafters Decorative, Curved Roof, etc. The width and height of the vent are both tied to the slope. If you change either one, the other is adjusted to maintain the slope. Frame thickness refers to the box around the louvers. Mullion
In the site plan, the top view of the house is a separate drawing. Why? The site plan is generated from the first floor. The roofs are only seen in their entirety on the roof story. The only way to get the roofs on the first floor is to draw (trace, copy/paste, whatever) them. We don't like drawing things.
As you know, you don't cut the grade mesh using the building elements. You place slabs in the shape of the holes you need to fit the building. You might find cases where it's more appropriate to use a roof: Create the roof with the pivot line at one edge. Go to a section and fix the slope graphically, using
In Model View Options Location: 01 General / 2 Drawing Tools Among the least heralded new features of Archicad 11, tucked into the bottom of the Model View Options dialog, is the modestly named 'Story Viewpoint Type'. Not heralded at all, in fact; there's no mention of it in the New Features Guide. I understand why they don't want
This is a non-destructive method for creating a grayscale, shaded, top view of a model, for placement in a site plan. It uses a second project file with redefined material colors. In order for this to work you need a range of grayscale pens. The more pens in this range, the richer the image. In our templates we have
Location: 13 Special Construction All of Swoop JAM9a still in effect. Added: -- Optional Cover fill and all related parameters. You can allow the slope of the object to Distort the fill. No, the distortion doesn't vary as the slope changes. You can move the fill's origin using a hotspot; you have to select the object to see it.
Improvement on the AC9 version to interact with the Floor Plan Cut Plane. Turn on the 'Use Cut Plane' option. This isn't a FPCP-comprehensive solution as you'd see with a conventional roof. It's still up to you to put the object on the first 'visible' story and show it one story up. On the story above, the object is
Rafter Ends Location: 06 Wood & Plastic Further improvement on this. The 9 library is clinging to life at this point.
• What Shows. Roofs on the A Roof2 layers. Gutters (on F Gutter). Top elements of chimneys on A Fireplace or A Roof2. Notes on +A Arch Note Reg Scale. +A Misc Line. The roof plan uses the same layer combination for output as the rest of the plans, A1 Floor+Roof Plan. Roof elements will be placed on the
Prettier version from AC20 here. Attic dormers have long been a black art in AC modeling. The 3D cleanup improvements in AC10 make their behavior much more predictable. In order to see these improvements, make sure this box is checked in Preferences -> Construction Elements: I can't say I've observed a performance hit in using this. No matter, it needs
In which I tilt at the windmill of Floor Plan Cut Plane, Relative Floor Plan Range, Automatic show-on-story, projection... It's not pretty. I mean, it's so pretty! You should read it! This is some of the stuff I was keeping from you when we discussed roofs in plan.
About 60-80% of this post is missing. This is a complicated topic. No, it's not a complicated topic, it leads to complicated topics. If I can decide how to limit the discussion, it isn't complicated at all. This is the dilemma with a lot of powerful AC features. I'd like you to grasp the whole puzzling, quirky thing, but I'd
Location: 13 Special Construction For adding shingle-style swoops to walls and roofs. UPDATE: It's swoop JAM9a now. The previous version didn't slope right sometimes. Also, the Width parameter now applies to the bottom width, not the overall width.
Location: 13 Special Construction An alternative to Archicad's dismal, so-called vault. Last time I saw so many lines, it was election day in Ohio! Anyway.
Location: 06 Wood & Plastic One, or many, rafter tails or pergola elements. A huge improvement over Rafter Tails HOOV8.
This isn't a new layer so much as a fork of the old A Roof layer. In AC9, as everyone knows, model polygons can have a cover fill. This means generally much less drawing, and more showing of those model elements in plan. It also gives the opportunity to 'stack' model elements in plan using Display Order (Send forward/back.) In
See also: AC Reference Guide pg. 242 A skylight is like a window for a roof. It's an object which has the ability to cut a hole in a roof. The AC library contains several skylights at Object Library 9/07 Therm and Moist Prot/Dormers and Skylights. I haven't made any literal skylights, so if you need one use the AC
With the detail tool and a well-developed model, trim details can be developed pretty quickly. The oddball is rakes, since there's no way to cut a non-plumb section. You need to take extra steps to correct the distortion arising from cutting through sloped elements. A conventional resize won't work, because you can't restrict it to one axis. The trick is