How to create Text-shaped Holes

by GRAPHISOFT and Márta Trón · updated: 03.06.2012

There is an easy way to create text shaped holes in any construction elements with the following steps:

Step 1: Open Text Object

Select “3D Text Object” from the ARCHICAD Library in Object Settings dialog. It can be found in ARCHICAD version’s Basic Library/ Furnishing/ Decoration folder by default.

Step 2: Define Text

Define the desired text, Font Type and set the inclination angle to 0 under Parameters tab. Select “Show view in 2D” checkbox in 2D Representation pop up as shown in the picture below:
3D Text

Step 3: Place the Text

Place the object on the Floor Plan and select it.

Step 4: Explode Text

Use the “Explode into Current View” command from Edit menu/ Reshape to explode the object into simple 2D elements.

Step 5: Convert with Construction Elements

Now you can use the traced elements to convert with Slabs, Walls or other Construction elements.

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