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This is the current state of element schedules. All projects will have schedules for windows, interior doors, and exterior doors. Many projects will have finish schedules, which are schedules of zones. Let's quickly review the basics of interactive schedules. In the scheme settings, there are criteria, which determine what elements will be listed, and fields, which are the information to
We use labels to show the ID of doors and windows in elevations. The labels are identical to the marker tags used in plan, and the pointer is left off. With the pointer off, it makes no difference whether you use the single-click or three-click geometry method. Doesn't help The label will be placed at a (non-user-modifiable) distance from the
Here's a general solution to dashed lines in 3D. Line types aren't available in 3D GDL. I'm using this for hinge lines on doors and windows.
This is a new approach to showing openings in reflected ceiling plans, using a modified plan symbol rather than an blank opening. I haven't put it in the template yet, and it may not be required or appropriate for every project, but it is better overall. The biggest limitation is that in order to use it you have to use
This is the 9-years-bugging-me thing from a couple days ago. I have used doors and windows of my own making since Archicad 8. When I started, it seemed essential to getting our projects looking the way we want; the Archicad Library items just didn't do the job. I know they have improved over the years, but I don't know how
Location: 08b Windows / Vents (A window) Frame thickness refers to the box around the louvers. Louver parameters: Thickness, Spacing, Angle. The Louver Pen should be thin. Exterior casing: Typical moulding options, or custom width and thickness. Interior casing: Same deal. Either casing can be turned off. The same Casing Reveal is used for both. Masonry Cut Depth: Same as
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
Location: 08b Windows An array of screen window panels. Horizontal Panels: Set it to zero if you want to automatically calculate the number of panels based on the Max Panel Width, or put in a number. Vertical Panels: At least one, up to three. If there are two, the Rail Height and Rail Thickness parameters are available. If there are
Location: 08b Windows A simple screen panel for a screened porch. Not a screen for a window unit. Frame Width and Thickness: Dimensions of the border trim. There are two frames, one inside and one outside, with the screen in the middle. Balusters are optional; set the Width and Spacing. The balusters are built within the inside frame. They can
Location: 06 Wood & Plastic / Shutters Note: Though the name says 9, it needs 10. Very basic window shutter(s), perfect for existing conditions. Single or Pair: If it's a pair, the shutters will be spaced using the object's length setting. This way you can stretch the opening to fit a window. If it's a pair, you can Fit Pair
A slabified window is easy, considering it's a window and windows are hard. Build up a few slabs of varying thicknesses and IDs and you're done. But it's tedious to set all the thicknesses and IDs, right? How about a module of slabs preset to the proper settings? Then it's just a matter of option-clicking and magic-wanding each part.
Location: 08a Windows / Vents A diamond-shaped louvered gable vent. It is designed with the assumption that will have the shape of the diamond follow the roof slope in most cases. Like many roof-oriented objects, you can choose the Roof Slope from a list or enter a custom value in Slope Angle. When you change either the height or
In creative GDL, windows are about the most complex things there are. Yet to slabify a window is no harder than a regular object. This example is for an silly piece of glazing, but you could use the same technique for a custom trim panel 'window'.
A window. Location: 12 Furnishings/Casework Basically, a niche. I guess you could use it for a wall niche too, with the usual caveats. But the real idea is to build a bookshelf or cabinet etc from a thick (11"?) wall: I marquee'd it so you can see the back.
This technique is for wainscot, or glazing areas where the trim of multiple window units runs together. Short version: a thin wall with empty openings. It's a good example of 'throw down and fix'. Here's the subject structure:
Location: Doesn't matter; window & door markers are selected from the flyout in the info box or the 'dimension marker' tab of the settings dialog. WindowTag: When the ID doesn't fit in the regular hexagon, the shape elongates to accommodate it. DoorTag: I fixed that upside-down text thing, I'm pretty sure. I took out the Flip Text parameter. If it
Location: 06 Wood & Plastic/Trim & Moulding Actually a window. For placing panels in a thin wall, which would be the casing. Use a 1" thick wall for 5/4x, and 3/4" for 1x. The object is based on Panel Hole JAM9. The difference is the addition of other shapes. This renders obsolete Panel Hole Int Trapezoid. Each shape can point
Gives the ability to draw a custom muntin pattern and drop it into a sash. Improves on slabified muntins in that it will move when the window opens, and can be hidden in wall sections. Makes two EXTRUDEs based on drag 'n' dropped points, one of interior material, one of exterior. Intended to be called by sash macro. Placed by
For labeling doors and windows in section/elevation. This is completely different from the dimension marker used in plan. It is intended to be used as an associated label. How about a quick review of associated labels. To place an associated label, select the element, in the window you want the label, and Check 'label Elements' in the Info Box. Which
Location: 13 Special Construction When using a thin wall for casing or paneling, a window for cutting the outside of an arch casing. You can set the height and the width. You can choose to extend the hole on either side of the arch to cut more wall. Like the Openings in the Archicad library, you can preview the shape