ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide

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

ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide

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Scott H. MacKenzie, Adam Rendek

Dive into the wonderful world of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to become a productive ArchiCAD user
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ISBN 139781849697620
Paperback358 pages

About This Book

  • Create a house and a commercial office building in a virtual 3D environment
  • Strategically placed best practice tips to help you create better and exciting models
  • Step-by-step tutorial, covering the advanced tools and features of ArchiCAD while creating two complete construction projects

Who This Book Is For

This book is for architects, architectural technicians, and construction professionals who are familiar with 2D CAD programs such as AutoCAD Lite, or have some exposure to a 3D BIM package such as Revit. No experience with ArchiCAD is required. If you want to learn the skills needed for architectural drawing production in the real world, then this book is for you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Project Setup and Modeling a Residential Project
The ArchiCAD GUI
Project setup
Selection methods
Single cursor click
Modeling – part I
Modeling – part II
Doors
Windows
Stairs
Summary
Chapter 2: Objects, Drafting, and Annotation – A Residential Project
Objects
Annotation
Chapter 3: Documentation – A Residential Project
The project workflow
View Map
Chapter 4: Project Setup and Modeling Part 1 – A Healthcare Building Project
Project setup
Columns and Grids
Summary
Chapter 5: Project Setup and Modeling Part 2 – A Healthcare Building Project
Project configuration and file linking
Modeling tools
Views
Summary
Chapter 6: Objects, Drafting, and Annotation – A Healthcare Building Project
Creating zones
Adding casework and plumbing fixtures
Creating a new surface material
Creating a reception desk
Creating a new object
Understanding attributes
Managing attributes
Drafting tools
Summary
Chapter 7: Documentation – A Commercial Project
View setup
The organizer – how to access it and why it is important
Documentation workflow
Layout Book (sheets)
Layout Book settings
Master Layout
Layouts
Changes and adjustments
Printing
Summary
Chapter 8: Work Sharing with ArchiCAD
Publisher
Exporting to CAD and other file formats
Chapter 9: Visualization and Model Management
Visualization concepts
Rendering
Content
Model management and troubleshooting
Summary

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

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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Project Setup and Modeling a Residential Project
The ArchiCAD GUI
Project setup
Selection methods
Single cursor click
Modeling – part I
Modeling – part II
Doors
Windows
Stairs
Summary
Chapter 2: Objects, Drafting, and Annotation – A Residential Project
Objects
Annotation
Chapter 3: Documentation – A Residential Project
The project workflow
View Map
Chapter 4: Project Setup and Modeling Part 1 – A Healthcare Building Project
Project setup
Columns and Grids
Summary
Chapter 5: Project Setup and Modeling Part 2 – A Healthcare Building Project
Project configuration and file linking
Modeling tools
Views
Summary
Chapter 6: Objects, Drafting, and Annotation – A Healthcare Building Project
Creating zones
Adding casework and plumbing fixtures
Creating a new surface material
Creating a reception desk
Creating a new object
Understanding attributes
Managing attributes
Drafting tools
Summary
Chapter 7: Documentation – A Commercial Project
View setup
The organizer – how to access it and why it is important
Documentation workflow
Layout Book (sheets)
Layout Book settings
Master Layout
Layouts
Changes and adjustments
Printing
Summary
Chapter 8: Work Sharing with ArchiCAD
Publisher
Exporting to CAD and other file formats
Chapter 9: Visualization and Model Management
Visualization concepts
Rendering
Content
Model management and troubleshooting
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781849697620
Paperback358 pages
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