This 15 minute segment on Library Management is the first part of week #4.
I demonstrate the traditional strategy for library management that was used through ArchiCAD 12, and with variations, still applies today. The Library Manager in this segment is pretty much the same for ArchiCAD 10, 11 and 12.
I first create a new project, and show how to add to the standard ArchiCAD Library your office library as well as a project library folder. Then the same thing is shown for an existing project, and the topic of loading additional libraries is covered.
A new library part is created and saved, and one can see it take its place in the “Other Objects” folder in the Library Manager and in the Object Settings dialog. When it is moved into the project library, ArchiCAD loses connection to the part, but regains it after reloading the libraries.
NOTE: A later module of the Best Practices Course will focus on how to create your own library parts, including free-standing objects as well as doors and windows and subcomponents such as custom door panels.
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