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How to Simplify Floor Plan View of an Object

This article explains how you can simplify the 2D Symbol Floor Plan View of a custom Window Object in few steps. We have a custom Window placed in the project. The 2D Symbol (as it appears on the Floor Plan) of the custom GDL Objects is automatically…

GDL Object Downloads for ARCHICAD

  Objects on BIMcomponents.com ArchiCAD 16’s new modeling capabilities, connected with the cloud-based BIM Component database allows you to create, search, upload, and download custom BIM components of your choice. The fully-integrated web portal…

How to know what the exact GUID of a Library Object is

With the growing complexity of object libraries, a method of tracking Library parts and their revised versions was developed for ArchiCAD 8 . In short, two GUIDs – internally coded 16-byte numbers -, in combination with the object (file) name, identify…

Creating Custom-Shaped Doors

Step 1: Custom Door Creation Create a door using slabs, beams, walls or other objects. Make sure that the top of the door is oriented toward the project north, as this will determine how the object is positioned within the wall. Step 2: Creating the Wall…

How to create Custom Window

In ArchiCAD, it is possible to save elements created on the Floor Plan as GDL files, so that they become a new Object, Door or Window or custom components of existing GDL Library Parts.  Saving structural elements as Library Parts can be a very useful…

How to create an LCF (Library Container File)

In certain situations having a full library in an LCF is more useful than having the library in its original hierarchical folder structure form on your hard drive. Such situations are: Library Parts are not modified or not to be modified . Let us say you…

How to Place Doors and Windows in ARCHICAD 17

The principles of the door and window placement The placement of openings is still done with two clicks: The first click for the longitudinal positioning in the wall and also for the determination of the reveal side. The second click for the opening…

Where are all the Library Objects

Where are all the Library Objects? Many years ago Library Parts of ArchiCAD were by default located in folder structures. The program shipped with a Library folder (e.g. ArchiCAD Library 6.5) and in this folder was located a complete folder structure…

BIMcomponents Frequently Asked Questions

  About BIMcomponents.com 1. What are the main objectives of BIMcomponents.com? Provide Full Visibility for Existing GDL Content Contrary to conventional wisdom GDL objects do exist in large bulks but they are spread all over the Web. We set the…

How to use BIM Components

  There are thousands of generic and manufacturer-specific objects available with the cloud-based BIMcomponents.com database.Architects and designers can share, upload, and download their objects, and members can discuss and rate the content of the…

Creating a Property Object

This description will take you through an example of assigning a property object to a wall. The property object can have one or more properties and these properties can be programmed, linked to a database and used for material takeoffs. The same concept…

Library Management – Frequently Asked Questions

  Introduction Library Management in ArchiCAD 13 changed in two main areas: The Embedded Library can be used for project-specific objects. The BIM Server Library technology enables the automatic update of server libraries used by solo and Teamwork…

Easter Eggs in ARCHICAD

  Do you need to energize before a deadline? You do not even have to quit ArchiCAD to disconnect and have some fun. Here are some games, transformable objects and other stuff to discover. Lean back and enjoy the easter eggs you didn’t even know…

How to use custom images as default bitmap people

In the Default ArchiCAD Library you can find many different bitmap pictures and an empty custom field. With a few easy steps you can create your own bitmap image. Select a picture Transparent background set up It is recommended that you change the…

How to create balustrades using TrussMaker

This article is based on an ArchiCAD-Talk forum post by Robert Olivieri TrussMaker tool works for creating custom balustrades with tubular elements. Seems to work fine for multiple flights with landings, but only in linear sections. How to proceed in…