The interior wizard (part of the Archicad Goodies Add-Ons) is sometimes recommended for wall finishes. So I wanted to check it out, since my Room Coverings Add-On tries to solve the same problem.[Read More]
How to Get Room Areas With and Without Plaster Reduction Using the Room-Coverings Add-On
There is no easy, out of the box way to get zone areas both with and without plaster area in Archicad. You could achieve it by modeling the plaster walls as separate simple walls and setting them up to reduce the room area. But to model all plaster manually instead of using composite materials is horrible! With the Room Coverings Add-On you can automate a big chunk of that modeling work. In this post I’ll demonstrate how to use the Add-On to model the separate plaster walls automatically and how to get the room area with and without the subtraction of the plaster area.[Read More]
How to Use Superscript or Subscript in Archicad Properties
How to Use Property GUIDs with the Archicad Python API
How to Get Property GUIDs
It’s a hassle to get the GUIDs of properties. I used and saw a few roundabout ways. Then I came across this post on the Graphisoft Community and used it as an opportunity to make an easier way once and for all. So I’ve developed a small label object which can be used to get and display Property GUIDs quickly.[Read More]
How to Find Library Part Parameters for Scheduling in Archicad
Scheduling library part objects in Archicad comes with its own set of obstacles. There is no search for the parameters and the selection list for the parameters is tiny. For objects with a long list of parameters, this can be a daunting manual search. Especially if you don’t know its full name. I’ll show you a small workaround how to find such parameters more easily.[Read More]
How to Label Segments of Beams or Columns in Archicad
TLDR: Label-Tool -> Hover over Segment -> Tab-Key -> Click
I couldn’t find this written out anywhere. And for a simple task like this, it unfortunately took me way too long to figure out how to do this.[Read More]
How to Read the Evaluation of Expression Properties in Archicad
When seeing the evaluate output for property expressions you might think: “What am I even looking at?”. The wall of text presented is not very easy to decipher at first. After reading the post you will have a clearer understanding of what information is presented to you.[Read More]
Layer Switch (SimpleAddon) Review
Some of us Archicad Users like the way layers are handled in other drawing programs.
We don’t want to go into the Layer dialog
CTRL+L every time when we want to change our layer settings.
To get direct control over your layers on your workspace you should give the
Layer Switch Archicad Add-On a try.
It let’s you hide/show and lock/unlock layers directly on your workspace.
The Add-On is part of the SimpleAddon Suite developed by Miklós Groszeibl at 3Dimenzió.[Read More]
2 Ways to Use Multiple Choice Option Sets in Archicad Expressions
It’s a shame! You can’t use option sets with multiple choices in property expressions in Archicad. When you the tick the box “Allow multiple choices” in your option set property, the same property is no longer available to choose in expressions. And if you have already used it in another expression, that other expression will report the property as missing.[Read More]