Construction Elements

Construction Elements are the virtual equivalents of actual three-dimensional building components. They include Walls, Columns, Beams, Roofs, Shells, Slabs, Meshes, Zones, Curtain Walls and Morphs. Each of these elements has a dedicated tool in the ARCHICAD Toolbox.
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Walls

In ARCHICAD, you can draw walls that are straight, curved, trapezoidal and polygonal. Wall structure can basic (of a ...

Columns

Columns in ARCHICAD are made up of two components: the load-bearing core and the optional veneer used to simulate fire proofing ...

Beams

ARCHICAD Beams are horizontal or inclined construction elements with vertical end faces. Basic beams have a rectangular ...

Roofs

ARCHICAD’s flexible Roofs can be used to create both standard and abstract 3D shapes meeting a wide variety of needs. ...

Meshes

Meshes are surfaces of any form created by defining the elevation of their characteristic points and interpolating between them. ...

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 ...

Slabs

Slabs are the basic horizontal building blocks in ARCHICAD. They are typically used for modeling floors, split levels or ...

Zones

Zones are spatial units in your Project. Usually, they represent rooms; wings of a building; blocks of a housing estate or ...

Morphs

Use the Morph tool to create freeform elements within ARCHICAD, so you don’t have to import special shapes from other ...

Element Intersections

When they intersect each other, ARCHICAD model elements will “clean up” in predictable, largely automatic ways. The ...