July – December 2011
Coaching Call – July 27, 2011
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 ArchiCAD Training Session Notes

QUESTION ANSWER SUMMARY AND NOTES START TIME
Changing cutting plane height permanently for view   0:04:32
  How to make a sheet “look” like it has one view with different cutting planes 0:11:09
  Non-rectangular cropping 0:18:58
About MEP Modeler & Manholes MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) 0:21:48
  Creating Manholes 0:26:25
How to where to shorten story level extension lines in elevation views   0:39:00
  Story Markers settings 0:41:25
  Elevation Settings 0:45:34
How to create the California rafter (flat rafter) and dormers   0:48:13
  Using the Trim tool 0:52:06
  Explanation of ArchiCAD add-on “Objective by Encina” 1:10:12
How to get rid of lines in stacked view elevations   1:21:28
Creating a simple tent shaped structure with framing pieces in ArchiCAD 15   1:33:18

ArchiCAD Training – Coaching Call – July 27, 2011

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  1. AndrewPolkinghorne
    AndrewPolkinghorne
    6 years ago

    Thank you for showing a solution to my little problem – easy when you know how. Only one problem – I am AUSTRALIAN so about the worst thing you can do is call me a Pom. Seriously, thanks a lot, these demonstrations are priceless!
    ArchiCAD 15 looks utterly brilliant – would a possible solution to the problem of placing a “California Rafter” be to use that cool plane finder tool and then simply create a slab to the dimensions of the roof element? I haven’t got 15 but it strikes me that might be a real easy, elegant way to go about it.
    Thanks again, Eric.


    • Eric
      6 years ago

      My apologies Andrew for mistaking you for a Pom. Frankly, I wasn’t even aware of the meaning of that term, but now I can guess…

      Glad to know that that the demonstration was useful for you.

      Regarding the California Rafter – there are many ways to accomplish this. Your suggestion is probably workable with the roof tool (rather than a slab), which has an option to create a plane in space based on any three points you can click on. However, it might not be easy to size it properly, since the rectangular shape may be hard to orient as needed.

      I think the rotated, inclined beam is probably simpler, overall, in this particular case; although perhaps one could combine the methods, using the roof by three points approach to define or delineate the actual plane, and then match the beam to that plane. It’s an interesting geometric challenge, and perhaps there are faster or cleaner ways to do it.
      Eric