January – June 2012

These are the archived coaching sessions from January through June 2012.

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Component or Block function in ArchiCAD?; Measured Stretch with marquee; Stretch or Trim multiple elements; Railings; Managing Library for Office and Home use; Copy a project started with generic template to a file with the Office Standard template; Intersection cleanup of sloped walls; Magic Wand; Mixed Window types – complex window; Text alignment in mirrored plans; Area reports; Zone Tool; Cut an Axonometric view with a marquee

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How to add profiles to the Master Template (or to another file); Dragging a view from one layout to another; Manage enlarged plans vs text and dimensions; Install GDL labels in ArchiCAD; Install GDL labels in ArchiCAD; Default Label Action: Stretch vs Drag bounding box; Pipes without AC’s MEP modeler; Label with two leaders lines; Working with several houses in single project; How to use label without text?; Modify Wall comand; Composite Walls; Labeling windows and doors in Elevation view

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Merge vs. cut and paste; Curved or circular text; Wood shingle siding with different colors and exposures; Can you make a suspended ceiling from a curtain wall; Complex roof structure

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Controlling the drawing settings when bringing finished drawings onto the layout sheet; Using modeling tools to create cabinetry; Troubleshooting the dimensioning string when not showing; Troubleshooting: Text fonts not printing in publisher; Setting up materials to scale – rotating the materials direction and how to choose or set the materials origin

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Layer reversal tool (quick layers palette); Articles@ www.bobrow.com; Updating views and setting pensets for a particular view that is to be put on a sheet; Align view; Description of the view cone and roll angle; Issue with the proportion of height and width in a rendering. Explanation of how to size an ArchiCAD rendering so it is the right size when placed in a photograph; Extending multiple beams or walls to a given point; How to bring in a dwg file into ArchiCAD at the right scale whilst keeping it editable

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Creating multiple materials on varied surfaces of a complex profile; Buildings in a project that have different story heights; Scheduling and listing for several buildings in the same site; Pink ghosting and unselectable mass in 3d window; Sun studies; Problem of how to simulate continuous railings; Error messages in ArchiCAD

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Using cover fills; Angle of rotation; Views onto layouts; Editing details; Publishing drawings to dwg; How to show different (historic time periods) phases; Walls with an inconsistent width; Problems with MAC Lion OS

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Finding the true shape and dimensions of an octagonal roof; Editing ArchiCAD pen set; 2d window settings; 2d window settings; Schedules and scheme settings; Linking an image to a drawing on a sheet; Drawing a roof that is sloped in one direction, with roof sides not parallel to the walls. (so it appears to be sloped in two directions); Importing a dwg drawing that is editable

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Updating your office template to a newer version of ArchiCAD; Finishing a plastered brick wall to a sloping roofline. And making an opening or entrance in this brick and plastered wall; Finishing a plastered brick wall to a sloping roofline. And making an opening or entrance in this brick and plastered wall; Quick overview on gutters; Making a movie

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Window casing not displaying properly; Missing niche tool; Niche with rounded top and niches of elaborate shape; Transparent library parts; How to create an inclined ring; Creating an alter shape with the profile manager

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A large church window needs to cross several stories and show on each individual storey in plan views; How to make a recessed large church window in an inset wall; Eric talks about his architect internet marketing programme and he says that there are still a few openings left; Question on automatic drawing layout ID and naming; Explanation of import blocks from dxf/dwg and save as title type; How to use imperial and metric units in the same project; Question on the ability to work with an imperial and metric library in the same project; Loading in beam profiles that comply to building codes; Reflected ceiling plans

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Two different composite wall types not cleaning up when joined together; Custom wall profile issue – Reference line in wrong place so wall not cleaning up properly; Quick demonstration of the find and select tool; Does making many solid element operations slow ArchiCAD down; Issue with Lightworks – matching to the internal engine giving strange results; Issue with editing user made 2d symbols; Creating a roof that is thicker at one end than the other

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Two meshes adjacent to each other that are separate but adjoining. Is there an easy way to align them in elevation to each other; Issue with walls cleaning up in plan, but their joining line showing in elevation and 3d, even though they have the same materials; Issues concerning cleaning up three way wall intersections; When user was in sections or elevations changing from “auto-rebuild model” to “drawing” he was having problems with unwanted fills being brought along and asked if there was a quick way of deleting these in a couple of clicks

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Where are the controls that turn on window and door labels; Ways to deal with roof edges; Where to draw the pivot line when drawing roofs; Quick explanation about the different phases of the renovation filter; Printing out the trace reference; User has an issue with placing something into a location relative to another element; User has an issue with recreating before and after conditions in the renovation filter. Particulary with complex items such as roofs and meshes; Hotlinking a module

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Ornamental gable wall front; Where to go to set up and save different ArchiCAD screen arrangements; Ornamental gable wall front cont’d. Eric demonstrates three different methods to achieve this; A gable wall projecting above a pitched roof; How to create a new pen set and how to switch it to all black for plotting

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Arrowheads showing on walls and how to turn on/off wall and beam intersection clean up; Arrowheads showing on walls and how to turn on/off wall and beam intersection clean up; Joining together concrete curbs that are sloped and curved; How to draw plinth blocks and corner blocks on an architrave; When labeling objects is there a way of setting the label location in the elevation and section in the label default settings

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Renovation tool – markers don’t seem to have the option of different status levels; he interior elevation tool; Eyedropper tool; Construction simulation; Teamwork; Framing tool