Extruded Shells

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Simple Extruded Vault: Parallel to the Floor Plan

Use this method to place a vault-shaped Shell profile, then extrude it graphically. The Shell’s profile here is always a half-circle (vault). (You can edit the profile later.) 1. Activate the Shell Tool and choose the extruded geometry method with…
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Simple Extruded Vault: Perpendicular to the Floor Plan

Use this method to place a vault-shaped Shell profile, then extrude it up or down (perpendicular to the Floor Plan). The Shell’s profile here is always a half-circle (vault). (You can edit the profile later.) On the Floor Plan: 1. Activate the Shell…
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Extruded Shell with Freely Defined Profile

Use this method to define the Shell profile with a polyline, then extrude it perpendicularly to the editing plane. Two examples are shown here. 1. Activate the Shell Tool and choose the extruded geometry method with detailed input method. On the Floor…

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Shell - Drag profile/drag extrusion vector

ArchiCAD 15 New Features - Shells Drag profile/drag extrusion vector In case of Extruded Shells we can change the position of the Extrusion Vector and the Profile Polygon relative to each other. If we click on an edge of the Profile Polygon and choose the…
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Shells - Workflow for creating an extruded shell in 3D

ArchiCAD 15 New Features - Shells Workflow for creating an extruded shell in 3D This video shows the creation of a segmented canopy using Extruded Shells. The middle portion of the canopy needs to be a sloped piece. We have 3 Extruded Shells. Their…

Shells - Manipulate extruded shells

ArchiCAD 15 New Features - Shells Manipulate extruded shells When Shells are created, their orientation may not always be what you need. This can be changed however. To illustrate this, let us consider the following two Shells. We wish to connect them…
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Shell - Edit extrusion vector of extruded shells

ArchiCAD 15 New Features - Shells Edit extrusion vector of extruded shells A host of editing commands are available for Shells. For Extruded Shells, there are commands available for both the Extrusion Vector and the Profile Polygon. There are three…
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Shells - Using composite structures for shells

ArchiCAD 15 New Features - Shells Using composite structures for shells When a Shell is created, the program first internally generates a so-called membrane based on its defining components. These are the Extrusion Vector and the Profile Polygon in case…
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Options for Editing Extruded Shells

About the Extrusion Vector One end of the extrusion vector (its initially placed point) is distinguished by a larger hotspot; this represents the Shell’s base height. The extrusion vector can be located apart from the Shell body itself. Edit Extrusion…
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Graphical Editing of Shells

In Floor Plan, Section and 3D view, a wide range of editing possibilities are available for the Shell. Select your Shell and try out the pet palette commands: twist, turn, and rotate your Shell into the shape and position that you need. In the 3D window…

Sample Workflows for Shell Creation

Extruded Shell: Wavy Canopy Roof Revolved Shell: Arced Triangular Roof Complex Revolved Shell: Define Contours in Section Ruled Shell: Tennis Court Shell Ruled Shell: Twisted Tower
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Extruded Shell with Freely Defined Profile

Use this method to define the Shell profile with a polyline, then extrude it perpendicularly to the editing plane. Two examples are shown here. 1. Activate the Shell Tool and choose the extruded geometry method with detailed input method. On the Floor…
ShellPerp3D

Simple Extruded Vault: Perpendicular to the Floor Plan

Use this method to place a vault-shaped Shell profile, then extrude it up or down (perpendicular to the Floor Plan). The Shell’s profile here is always a half-circle (vault). (You can edit the profile later.) On the Floor Plan: 1. Activate the Shell…
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Simple Extruded Vault: Parallel to the Floor Plan

Use this method to place a vault-shaped Shell profile, then extrude it graphically. The Shell’s profile here is always a half-circle (vault). (You can edit the profile later.) 1. Activate the Shell Tool and choose the extruded geometry method with…
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About Shells

The Shell in ArchiCAD is a real building element with a wide range of creative uses. Use it to model elements ranging from a building’s entire exterior to a single custom object. Basic Shell Creation Shells can be created in either the Floor Plan or 3D…

Shells

About Shells Extruded Shells Revolved Shells Ruled Shells Sample Workflows for Shell Creation Graphical Editing of Shells Create Hole in Shell Edit Shell Hole Define Shell Contour Customize Edge of Shell or Edge of Shell Hole Trim Elements to Roof or…
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Shells - Create extruded shells

ArchiCAD 15 New Features - Shells Create extruded shells ArchiCAD introduces the new Shell tool -- enabling designers to unleash their creative minds and to create enriches architectural forms. The first of the three geometry methods of the Shell Tool is…
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Options for Editing Ruled Shells

The Ruled Shell has two profiles. One end of the first profile is distinguished by a larger hotspot; this represents the Shell’s base height. Here are some editing possibilities for either profile: Continue Profile For example, extend the straight-line…
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Options for Editing Revolved Shells

Select the axis or the profile of the Revolved Shell. One end of the axis is distinguished by a larger hotspot; this represents the Shell’s base height. Edit Revolution Angle Click anywhere on the profile of the selected Shell to bring up this command…