ARCHICAD Design | Views Tutorial Series
In my new series of ARCHICAD video tutorials, I'll show you how to manipulate various settings to get a wide variety of effects, including:
- Simplified and Sketch-style Drawings
- Rendered Elevations and Site Plans
- Brighter Lighting and Quick Ways to Try Out Different Surface Schemes
- 3D Cutaways and 3D Documents
- Quick Framing in 2D and 3D for Sections and 3D Views
- Developing Your Design - Moving From Composites to Profiles
- Progressive Detailing Using Profiles
These videos are being created and posted over a number of weeks - four of the 7 are currently available here on this page.
I've prepared some resource files to make it easy for you to implement these methods in your own projects.
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The Resource Pack includes over 100 elements including specially created linetypes, surfaces, building materials, composites and complex profiles, as well as Model View Options, Graphic Overrides and Favorites.
In just a few minutes, following my simple step by step instructions, you can have these tools integrated into your ARCHICAD projects.
ARCHICAD Design | Views 1 - Simplified Drawings & Sketches
In the first tutorial in the new series (24 minutes) I demonstrate how you can set up simplified or sketch-style drawings in ARCHICAD for client meetings and proposals. Sometimes it's advantageous to show less detail - or give a feeling of tentative, preliminary design - rather than use a hard-edged, overly detailed view.
ARCHICAD Design | Views 2 - Rendered Elevations & Site Plans
This tutorial (19 minutes) demonstrates interesting new ARCHICAD View options that allow you to use the same Elevation and Section markers for both rendered (shaded) views and construction document drawings. You'll also see some easy ways to add accurate or graphic shadows to add depth to a presentation site plan.
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ARCHICAD Design | Views 3 - Lighting Tricks & Surface Studies
ARCHICAD Design | Views 4 - 3D Cutaways and Selective Views
This tutorial (21 minutes) demonstrates how to set up 3D cutaways in a wide variety of ways, plus explores options to selectively display elements by layer, type, story or renovation status. Use these for design and presentation.