004 – Creating a grid system with curved beams

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Beams

ArchiCAD Beams are horizontal or inclined construction elements with vertical end faces. Basic beams have a rectangular cross-section, but you can also use a Complex Profile. Horizontal beams can be straight or curved. Like other construction elements, a…

Grid System

Two grid systems are provided to help you make drafting easier: the Construction Grid and the Snap Grid . You can set these up in View > Grid and Editing Plane Options > Grids and Background. For more information, see Grids & Background Dialog…

Curved Beam

Use the Beam tool to create beams that are curved on a horizontal plane. Thus, beams can serve as support structures along curved walls. Such wall/beam intersections are automatically shown correctly in sections (no need for solid element operations to…