Data Safety, File Recovery and Troubleshooting

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.

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Breaking Hotlinked Modules in Teamwork

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…

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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.

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Rhino – Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection – Simple Example

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.

Initial Setup

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:
http://download.graphisoft.com/ftp/techsupport/documentation/addons/archicad-rhino-grasshopper/AC-Grasshopper_Connection_User_Guide0427.pdf

Chapters to focus:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Launch the Applications
  3. Start the Connection
  4. Grasshopper Palette in ARCHICAD

Grasshopper Help

To understand this exercise there is a need for basic understanding of Grasshopper. Please refer to the following links:
http://grasshopperprimer.com/en/1-foundations/1-1/2_the-grasshopper-ui.html
https://vimeopro.com/rhino/grasshopper-getting-started-by-david-rutten

Input from AC

  1. 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.
  2. Use Line tool to draw a line from point P1 to P2, suggest to draw the line in 2nd Storey.
  3. Select the line just drawn using the Arrow tool.

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Joining Wall Segments

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.

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As always, there is a workaround!

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Tekla Project Base File for the Structural Team

This post is a follow-up of previous post Project Base Files for Coordination. In case the Structural team decided to use Tekla Structures for their BIM authoring then they need a Project Base File in Tekla with setup based on Architectural file.

Architectural Project Base File

Setup the Architectural Project Base File in ARCHICAD and export as IFC file as discussed in the post Project Base Files for Coordination.

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