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ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide

Book Description

Dive into the wonderful world of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to become a productive ArchiCAD user

In Detail

ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide ensures that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to take up any construction project, empowering you to successfully create your own projects.

You will create two complete projects right from scratch, including a residential and a healthcare building. The first is a small residential house that utilizes all the basic modeling and drafting tools in ArchiCAD. It will give you a firm grip on the fundamentals of ArchiCAD before we move on to take up the more advanced and complex project that follows. The second project is a multi-storey healthcare building, where you will explore the leading-edge tools of ArchiCAD, thereby gaining the skills needed to use them in your own projects. The book will also take you through the design of the buildings, the output of all drawings, and associated construction documents. Best practice tips are inserted at key points along the way.

What You Will Learn

  • Acquaint yourself with various project settings

  • Explore a wide range of selection methods and modification features

  • Create the walls, floor slabs, ceilings, and roofs of the residential and the commercial building

  • Use the drafting and annotation tools

  • Make objects and modify them to suit your needs

  • Master view creation and graphic control

  • Link and export files and discover the fundamentals of rendering

  • Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

    Table of Contents

    1. ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide
      1. Table of Contents
      2. ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide
      3. Credits
      4. About the Authors
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Downloading the example code
          2. Errata
          3. Piracy
          4. Questions
      8. 1. Project Setup and Modeling a Residential Project
        1. The ArchiCAD GUI
          1. Panning and Zooming
          2. View toggling
        2. Project setup
          1. Project Settings
            1. Stories
            2. Units
            3. Renovation filters
        3. Selection methods
        4. Single cursor click
          1. Window
          2. Marquee
          3. The Find & Select tool
            1. Modification commands
        5. Modeling – part I
          1. Setting the Renovation Filter
          2. Using the Wall tool
            1. Creating the exterior walls of the first story
            2. Creating the first story's floor with the Slab tool
          3. Creating the exterior walls and floor slabs for the basement and the second story
            1. Basement element modification
              1. Adding the garage
        6. Modeling – part II
          1. Second floor walls
          2. Modification II – pet palette
          3. Ceilings
            1. Creating a composite type
              1. First floor ceilings
              2. Second floor ceilings
          4. Roofs
            1. Trimming walls with roofs
            2. Cutting the roof
          5. Layers
            1. Managing layers with the Quick Layers palette
              1. Site
                1. Zones (rooms)
                2. Lists
                3. Zone categories
                  1. Closets are zones too
            2. Doors
            3. Windows
            4. Stairs
              1. Create your first stair
              2. Create your second stair
                1. Slab modification
                2. Stair Modification
          6. Summary
      9. 2. Objects, Drafting, and Annotation – A Residential Project
        1. Objects
          1. Bathroom
            1. The casework layer
            2. Vanity
            3. Mirror
            4. Toilet
            5. Tub
          2. Bedrooms
            1. Beds
            2. Furniture
          3. Kitchen
            1. The kitchen casework – base cabinets
            2. The kitchen casework – wall cabinets
          4. Dining room
          5. Living room
          6. Laundry room
          7. Basement
            1. Mesh 2
            2. The Beam & Column tool
          8. Garage
        2. Annotation
          1. The Text tool
            1. Edit existing text blocks
          2. The Label tool
          3. The Dimension tool
            1. Creating your first dimension
            2. Editing existing dimensions
          4. Summary
      10. 3. Documentation – A Residential Project
        1. The project workflow
        2. View Map
          1. The View Map palette
            1. Project views
            2. Layer combinations
            3. The ceiling plan views
              1. Cloning a folder
                1. Layer preparation for reflected ceiling plans
            4. Lighting
            5. Light fixture schedule
              1. Creating a schedule view
            6. Elevation views
            7. Elevation markers
            8. Enlarged plans
              1. The Detail tool
            9. Enlarged plan views
              1. Layer preparation for enlarged plans
              2. Kitchen
              3. Laundry room
              4. Bathroom
            10. Sections
              1. Layer preparation for sections
            11. Interior elevations
            12. Kitchen
              1. Adding kitchen annotations
            13. Laundry room
              1. Adding elevation annotations
            14. Bathroom
              1. Bathroom annotations
          2. Layout Book
            1. Master Layout
            2. Drawings (views onto layouts)
            3. New layouts (sheets)
              1. Floor plan sheets
              2. Creating sheets for sections
              3. Creating a sheet for details
              4. Creating a sheet for interior elevations
              5. Schedules sheet
            4. Printing
              1. Setting up to print or plot
                1. Page setup
                2. Plotting a layout
                3. Printing a layout (to fit)
                4. Printing multiple drawings
            5. Exporting files
              1. Exporting multiple files
            6. Summary
      11. 4. Project Setup and Modeling Part 1 – A Healthcare Building Project
        1. Project setup
          1. Project settings
            1. Stories
            2. Units
          2. Hotlinks
            1. When to split your project model and when not to
              1. Importing and exporting attribute settings
          3. Xrefs
            1. Attaching Xrefs
            2. Xref layers
            3. Layer combinations
            4. More about the ArchiCAD GUI
              1. The Quick Options palette
              2. The Attributes toolbar
          4. Exterior walls
            1. Elevation marks
            2. The Wall tool
            3. The Curtain Wall tool
              1. Curtain wall #1
              2. Curtain Wall #2
          5. Floors
          6. Roofs
            1. The Mesh tool
            2. The Shell tool
              1. Shell type #1
              2. Shell type #2
        2. Columns and Grids
          1. Using profiles
            1. Composites
          2. The Grid tool
          3. Using the Grid System tool
            1. Adjusting the column grid
            2. Creating additional grid lines
        3. Summary
      12. 5. Project Setup and Modeling Part 2 – A Healthcare Building Project
        1. Project configuration and file linking
          1. Saving the project
          2. Creating stories
          3. Units
          4. Hotlinking
            1. Layer preparation for hotlinks
            2. Hotlink the core and shell model
              1. Moving the elevation marks
            3. Attaching Xrefs
            4. Hotlinking the interior model
        2. Modeling tools
          1. Creating new composites
            1. Adjusting layer combinations
          2. Modeling the interior walls
          3. Creating objects
            1. Creating windows
        3. Views
          1. Creating layers
          2. Renaming layers
          3. Creating and modifying layer combinations
            1. Enlarged floor plans (1/4"=1'-0")
            2. Reflected ceiling plans (1/8"=1'-0")
            3. Enlarged ceiling plans (1/8"=1'-0")
            4. Sections & Elevations
            5. Plan details
            6. Deleting layer combinations
            7. Maintaining layer combinations
              1. Compiled layer matrix
          4. Cloning folders
            1. Deleting clone folders
          5. Creating new view map folders
        4. Summary
      13. 6. Objects, Drafting, and Annotation – A Healthcare Building Project
        1. Creating zones
          1. Updating zones
        2. Adding casework and plumbing fixtures
        3. Creating a new surface material
        4. Creating a reception desk
          1. Drawing the desktop outline
          2. Creating the desk top
          3. Creating the desktop support walls
          4. Viewing your desk in 3D
        5. Creating a new object
          1. Using your new object
            1. Adding hotspots to an object
            2. Looking at the code inside an object
            3. Hiding the unused parameter
            4. Changing the display of the parameter list
        6. Understanding attributes
          1. Layer Settings
          2. Line Types
          3. Fill Types
          4. Building Materials
          5. Composites
          6. Pens & Colors
          7. Surfaces
          8. Zone Categories
          9. Mark-Up Styles
          10. Profile Manager
          11. Renovation Override Styles
          12. Operation Profiles
        7. Managing attributes
        8. Drafting tools
          1. Modifying fills
          2. Editing text
          3. Editing dimensions
        9. Summary
      14. 7. Documentation – A Commercial Project
        1. View setup
          1. Identification
          2. General – automate all!
            1. Pen Set
            2. Model View Options
          3. 2D/3D Documents
          4. 3D Only
        2. The organizer – how to access it and why it is important
          1. Relationship between parts of the organizer
        3. Documentation workflow
        4. Layout Book (sheets)
        5. Layout Book settings
        6. Master Layout
          1. Autotext
          2. Creating a Master Layout
        7. Layouts
          1. Creating a layout
          2. Adding views to layouts
          3. Placing drawings on layouts
        8. Changes and adjustments
          1. Setting up multiple layouts
        9. Printing
        10. Summary
      15. 8. Work Sharing with ArchiCAD
        1. Publisher
          1. Publishing properties
        2. Exporting to CAD and other file formats
          1. Where you save from matters
            1. Project map and view map
            2. Layout Book
            3. Publisher
              1. Saving files from the project map and view map
              2. Saving files from the Layout Book
              3. Publishing files from the Publisher
          2. List of file formats
          3. Exporting 3D content
            1. 3D file formats
              1. Saving model elements as a library part
            2. Specific file formats
              1. DWG
                1. Translators
            3. PDF files
              1. Save or print?
              2. BIMx Hyper-model
            4. IFC files
            5. Other file formats
          4. Collaboration
            1. Referencing DWG files
            2. Using worksheets
            3. Collaboration with IFC files
              1. IFC management
          5. Teamwork
            1. BIM Server
              1. Users
              2. Teamwork projects
              3. Teamwork libraries
            2. Working in the Teamwork environment
            3. Division of work
              1. Using module files
              2. Using Hotlink Manager
              3. Efficiency with module files
            4. Collaboration between offices
          6. Summary
      16. 9. Visualization and Model Management
        1. Visualization concepts
          1. The purpose of rendering
          2. Rendering programs
          3. The basics of photography
            1. Shutter speed
            2. Aperture size or f-stop
            3. Depth of field
            4. ISO or exposure value
          4. Active virtual environment
            1. 3D Document
            2. Active 3D models
        2. Rendering
        3. Content
          1. Material assignment - attributes
            1. Using fills
              1. Drafting Fills
              2. Cover Fills
              3. Cut Fills
              4. Creating new fill types
          2. Exterior improvements
            1. ArchiCAD Library elements for rendering
          3. Light
          4. Camera
          5. Rendering parameters
          6. Sketch rendering
          7. Rendering with CineRender
          8. HDR rendering
          9. White model rendering
          10. Fly-Through animation
        4. Model management and troubleshooting
          1. Using project templates and attribute files
          2. Controlling visibility
        5. Summary
      17. Index