This week we’re going to continue getting organized…
Part 1 uses a Mind Map diagram to explore the relationships of four concept areas within an ArchiCAD Project File:
The first two of these are closely connected to the specific building in the project file, while the third and fourth are more general and should be retained and developed in a TPL or template file.
Part 2 finishes up our study of template files. It looks at two different approaches to Optimizing Your Template. One involves saving your most recent project PLN under a new name to start the next project, while the other approach is to merge in to your TPL the enhancements and additions from recent projects, improving the TPL each time.
Part 3 focuses on Library Management – the best approach for loading your libraries – the ArchiCAD standard library as well as a library for your office and possibly a library for your project. In addition, the option to save a project as a PLA archive file is discussed and contrasted with the new (as of ArchiCAD 13) option for embedding library parts into a project directly.
NOTE: The lesson on Library Management was earlier called Part 2, and has now been moved and renamed to be the final section for this week.
I look forward to reading your comments, questions and feedback!
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[DOWNLOAD] This 11 minute segment starts week #3: Get More Organized. A Mind Map shows four key concept areas in a project file; two are retained in templates.
[DOWNLOAD] This 23 minute segment examines strategies for optimizing your template TPL file over time, and contrasts this with saving a PLN under a new name.
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