To begin constructing a glass structure, first draw some elements on the Floor Plan and select them, then choose the ArchiGlazing command from ARCHICAD’s Design menu.
Choosing the command displays the pictures of the six basic tools for creating various glass structure types. Depending on what you have selected, some of the tools may not be available. Carefully read the description of the different tools before deciding on the appropriate one.
Once you’ve selected a structure type, a settings dialog box is displayed, allowing you to fine-tune parameters.
All structure types are described in detail later. The following is a short summary of the available tools.
Vertical glass structure tool: creates vertical glass structures along lines, line combinations or closed contours.
Slanted glass structure tool: creates slanted glass structures along lines, line combinations, closed contours and in roof panes.
Sketch window tool: creates windows, doors or freestanding glass structures from draft sketches; positions corner glass structures automatically.
Conic glass structure tool: creates conical glass structures along arcs, circles, on circular ceiling apertures and walls.
Shed glass structure tool: creates shed glass structures on rectangular line contours, walls or ceiling apertures.
Winter Garden tool: creates winter gardens using lines and line wall combinations.