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.
You need to download the Archicad Goodies Add-On. The Archicad version can be selected after choosing a language (scroll to the bottom).
You might need to run a full Archicad update afterwards!
Add the Accessories Library. It’s located directly in your Archicad installation folder.
Set up your Work Environment in case the Add-On commands are missing from your menus.
Once the Add-On is set up, it’s actually quite easy to use. The steps are described well in this post from Graphisoft.
Here’s a short summary:
Select a zone
Design -> Design Extras -> Interior Wizard -> Create Room Accessories
Choose a wall accessory from the Accessories Library
Updating the Geometry
The accessories are associative to the zone geometry.
After changing the zone geometry you can use
Design -> Design Extras -> Interior Wizard -> Update Room Accessories
to update the connected accessory objects.
First Comparisons To Room Coverings Add-On
|Associative to room geometry
|Associative to door & window openings
|Rectangular openings only
|Supports curved walls
|Unsure (was bugged when I tried it)
|Supports column finishes
|Multiple different surfaces per room
|Room area reduction
|Scheduling of finish area & volume
|Might be possible with adaptions of the accessories objects.
|Graphisoft (apparently no longer maintained)
So the only area I’ve found, where the Interior Wizard is superior, is the support for arbitrary shaped door & window openings. Let me know if you have further ideas for comparisons!
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