The MEP Modeler gives good results when it comes to Collision Detection, but sometimes it is not that easy to identify the actual collisions despite the highlight options, especially if the project is larger. Let’s see an example and a quick enhancement of the representation.
ARCHICAD usually got you covered by sophisticated solutions in case of a crash, apparent data loss or file damage, but sometimes manual recovery or troubleshooting might be needed. The following post collects the backup and recovery options and the location of those logs and folders that should be sent as part of support queries regarding Teamwork issues.
When having Hotlinked Modules in Teamwork projects you might have run into the problem of not being able to break the hotlinks as in the solo projects. Reserving the modules and/or the Hotlink Manager dialog itself doesn’t solve the problem either, the Break Hotlink button is still greyed out…
The reason why this just stopped working after ArchiCAD 17 is purely technical and intentional by GRAPHISOFT, therefore there is an alternative solution for this sought after function.
In this article I will be focusing on a simple example to demonstrate RH-GH-AC live connection, another wonderful OPEN BIM workflow from GRAPHISOFT. We will start with an input from a ARCHICAD (AC) file and based on that input a set of balconies will be created using Grasshopper (GH) which is running on top of Rhino (RH). There is not much use of RH but we need Rhino to run Grasshopper.
Make sure all the three applications (AC, RH and GH) were installed along with live connection add-on from GRAPHISOFT running.
Refer to Grasshopper ARCHICAD Live Connection 1.5 User Guide from the following link:
Chapters to focus:
- Getting Started
- Launch the Applications
- Start the Connection
- Grasshopper Palette in ARCHICAD
To understand this exercise there is a need for basic understanding of Grasshopper. Please refer to the following links:
Input from AC
- In ARCHICAD create a simple building with 10 Story + Roof. Set the Story to Story height as 3000 mm. Create a Complex Profile for the railing as well. Alternatively download the file from the link here.
- Use Line tool to draw a line from point P1 to P2, suggest to draw the line in 2nd Storey.
- Select the line just drawn using the Arrow tool.
Adding new nodes to a Wall when editing it via the Pet palette eventually creates segments which cannot be joined again using an inverse command or such. Though it is not something you could not solve by deleting one of the segments and edit the remaining part, the method is only an alternative when the walls are short or there are a few number of elements (openings) in them only, otherwise cleaning the model might easily end up as a cumbersome task.
As always, there is a workaround!
One kind of a recurring issue is how to create the frameless corner windows, using just a mitered glass connection as below: