Week #17 – Complex Modeling

This module focuses on ArchiCAD’s complex modeling tools. We’ll be covering:

  • Solid Element Operations, creating complex forms based on combinations of other elements
  • Complex Profiles, a flexible method of extending basic tools (such as the Wall, Beam and Column) to produce cross-section profiles with as much detail as desired; also non-vertical walls
  • Curtain Walls, a systems tool for creating structures with frames, panels and glazing
  • Trussmaker, a dedicated solution for modeling truss supports
  • Roofmaker, a tool for adding stick framing to common roof geometries
  • Shell tool – added into ArchiCAD in version 15, allowing several different styles of extruded, rotated and swept regular forms
  • Morph tool – added into ArchiCAD in version 16, the most general purpose of all the modeling tools, with infinite applications

Please add your comments, questions and feedback below or on the individual pages.

Eric


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In this 29 minute ArchiCAD training lesson, I share some of my favorite ways to work on the model, directly in the 3D window and Section windows.

In this 29 minute ArchiCAD training lesson, I share some of my favorite ways to work on the model, directly in the 3D window and Section windows.

In this 29 minute ArchiCAD training lesson, I share some of my favorite ways to work on the model, directly in the 3D window and Section windows.

In this 22 minute ArchiCAD training we look at the basic options for creating non-vertical walls: slanted and double-slanted (a.k.a. "battered") walls.

In this 60 minute ArchiCAD training we explore the curtain wall tool, a complex framework for building glazed systems

In this 67 minute ArchiCAD training we explore TrussMaker, a convenient tool for building custom truss structures.

In this 82 minute ArchiCAD training we explore RoofMaker, a powerful system for creating roof framing.

In these two ArchiCAD training lessons we explore the Shell Tool.

In these two ArchiCAD training lessons we explore the Morph Tool.

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  1. PengLee
    5 years ago

    Eric,
    My immediate interest for these most comprehensive modules turns to desperation because of the express speed as I perceived it that made it difficult for me to follow. Just as I was getting to grips with step 1, the next thing I know, we are in step 2 or 3. I might had mentioned once before about this and wondered how I could follow the tutorial at my own pace and understand if not all, at least the salient part ?

    I understand the limited time you have available to demonstrate each of these modules.
    Thanks, Peng