This sounds like a "mouth full" but here I want to show you how simple and very powerful this underutilized workflow in ArchiCad actually is.
I. ArchiCad DWF Publishing Setup & Tools
II. ArchiCad DWF Web Tools & communication
III. Importing Mark-up / Redlining info from DWF Web files into ArchiCad
In this document you will get a basic understanding of when & how to use the built in export function in ArchiCAD to generate .DWF files of your project. This set of exported documents can be used to share project info with clients, and project teams for info, collaboration and interaction. The receiver will not need any BIM or CAD software or relevant experience to view these documents and interact with them. They will only need a computer or device that has w web browser. Notes can be made on the documents, saved and sent back to the sender for implementation to the project as needed.
This is to help you Migrate your ArchiCad 7 project to ArchiCad 15.
In a case like this the handling of a) Libraries, b) Modules, c) Linked External files & d) Attributes is curtail to the successful migration.
With the instructions below you will open and save the project with the ArchiCAD 10 Packages and then open it in ArchiCAD 15
These steps will apply as example for a solo project with no linked modules or linked DWG / PDF / image files:
1. Download & install “ArchiCAD 10 Packages - open files from version 6.5 and ArchiCAD 7.0 Packages “ http://www.graphisoft.com/support/archicad/downloads/Fileconverter.html
2. Open the installed “ArchiCAD 10 “ and on the menu go to File/Open then Browse & select your ArchiCad 7 project Click OPEN
3. The Library Manager will open. Browse to the ArchiCad 7 Library on your computer / server and Add it to the library list
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Entries are open for the 2011 eta Awards!
Go to: www.eta-awards.co.za to enter.
Important dates to remember:
- Call to entry: April 2011
- Entries close on: 5 August 2011
- 1st Judging session: 26 Aug 2011
- 2ndJudging session: 23 Sep 2011
- Gala banquet: 9 Nov 2011
Special award: BEKA/Osram: Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban
BEKA was tasked to illuminate the arch that spans 408m over the length of the stadium, extending to a staggering 106m above the centre of the field. Given the inaccessibility of this lighting for maintenance and replacements, the solution had to be very unique. The other consideration was to provide a powerful and uniform white light. The solution was LED floodlighting in combination with the Osram Golden Dragon Plus LED chip to ensure uniform lighting. The result is a 26% saving in energy compared to the next most economic alternative and no maintenance for the life of the product.
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Client: Durban Strategic Projects
Lead Architect: Theunissen Jankowitz
The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, forms a part of the South Africa Fifa 2010 World Cup facilities.This model was created in ArchiCAD for client coordination purposes. All project details were fully modeled, including doors and windows as per schedule and balustrading, roof edge, cat walk and other detailing. This work was kept up to date to construction detailing level throughout. . . . . . read more
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While training new users and some times experienced users that might have learned the long way (self taught by trail-&-error), I find myself having to spend some time helping users to get this right: How should I use the pens & pensets in ArchiCad correctly?
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