Hi, I'm a seniour Civil Engineering student and I'm writing my thesis on integration of BIM and FM programs. Right now I'm working on the sensors and the data transfer from sensors to FM systems. Other than using BIM in 3D modelling programs, it is possbile to find... Read More
How are IFC files actually used? Are they editable? I've been put in charge of BIM because I have 30 years CAD experience. But the people in charge don't really understand BIM and I'm not getting the training! Anyway, what i want to know is: How if an IFC file ACTUA... Read More
Hey Alan, editting an IFC element doesn't imply meyhem... you can move them around to your hearts content, and if they are composed of a typical archicad object, you can edit to the heart is content. Where you run into trouble is if the object is a particular manufacturers product and you change it, well, it'snot really their product anymore... 8 More Answers
There are so many options available and cost effectiveness is my priority, so I want to make sure I make the right choice.
I'm starting to hear a lot of noise from our users about Graphisoft's tablet based BIMx tool?How many people are actively using it and do you find it useful?
I have recently started to involve some my clients with BIMx. And, they love it. At this stage I am using it in the concept stages of the design. When I get the confidence, I'll eventually use it for the final drawings too.
I am battling to plot a particular scale sized view of a drawing in Revit. how would i be able to plot a certain scaled view.
Is there any way of repositioning the origin point ( 0,0,0) over a reference point elsewhere in a drawing besides the centre point so that i could work out position placement.
Will any other Architectural or engineering softwares convert a file, so that either Revit or Archicad are able to import or model them. Also what would be the standard way of saving a file to ensure any and all info is carried across.
Is Revit the better package to use as i have heard that Archicad has some great functionality and i have only briefly looked at the software. Are there any other major Architectural platforms that would be good to use.
I have tried many different fonts, so confused as to which one would atheistically look the best.
How can I make a D2 Sliding 16 door that is frameless? I'm using ArchiCAD 17. I've tried to set the frame to 0" but it keeps giving me a little bit of wall at the ends. And when I've played with the reveal setting, I get a weird air space between the door... Read More
I need insert new texture in archicad, but I need create a new material whit new 2d and new name but i dont now !!... excuse my english !!..
are there any good useful casework BIM objects here that are modeled in ArchiCAD? I am seeking objects that are frameless and framed. &... Read More
I know this is a random question but can you still buy older version of ArchiCAD, legally of course? Just asking as I would assume they might be cheaper than the latest version.
It annoys me how slow AC becomes when I use trace reference, could someone please tell me how I could speed it up?
I want to produce some high end renders from my ArchiCAD models so am looking for a piece of software to achieve this. I've got it down to either Cinema 4D or Artlantis but can't decide, what have others used?
If you want the easy road, Artlantis is the way to go. Cinema 4D offers more features than Artlantis, but Artlantis is easier to learn & use and runs super fast. You can do quick radiosity renderings using the Artlantis rendering engine (which, in many situations, may be all you'll ever need to do), plus in Artlantis you've also got the o... 1 More Answer
I have a presentation to do to a client next week and want to show some nice realistic cars in the project's garage (both in 3D & 2D). The client isn't going to be excited by the box shaped ones currently in the ArchiCAD 14 library!
I'm currently using an ArchiCAD trial version, if I decide to buy the 'full' version will I be able to convert/transfer my files?
I haven't done this but I have heard that when you buy the actual ArchiCAD the trial version automatically switches to 'full' version and the files you created in the trial version will be converted to your new 'full' ArchiCAD files. But this only works if you are using the same computer for both the trial and full version. Hope that helps! 3 More Answers
Like my previous question, but this time for ArchiCAD, are there any workshops, seminars or webinars available? Maybe even ones run by independents?
You could start by looking at the Graphisoft website where they have many resources that can point you in the correct direction regarding education and training for ArchiCAD. The tutorials that they have are step by step with accompanying videos that teach as you go and are excellent. Beyond that if you want more, Eric Bobrow is an excellent... 4 More Answers
How can I make the windows and doors always appear this way.
I've just upgraded and lost all my old office standards! How can I get them back
What are some great ArchiCAD add-ons and which ones should I be using.
Is there a tracking command in ArchiCAD and how can I use.
My ArchiCAD project file is getting very large, are there some quick ways to reduce it?