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ArchiCAD Project Framework

With ArchiCAD 9 the Help System has been improved markedly. The web based help system is invoked either with the F1 key or via the Help/ArchiCAD Help menu. Using the search function within the help system greatly improves the efficiency of finding information and many of the pages include links to related or additional information.
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TurnToolBox for ArchiCAD Manual Version 2008

TurnTool is a real time 3D graphics solution targeted at the growing market for 3D on the Internet. Integrate your 3D visualizations in web pages and other applications for interactive viewing and manipulation – responding to user input from mouse and keyboard. Knock your audience off their feet in amazement! The TurnToolBox for ArchiCAD is a plugin for Graphisoft’s architectural application ArchiCAD.. It makes it very easy to create breathtaking interactive 3D visualizations. Note that the TurnToolbox plugins exists for other 3D applications as well.
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ArchiCAD 9 – AxisVM 8 I/O

Workflow:
o The architect creates the model of the building structure in ArchiCAD. The load-bearing structural elements can be modeled using the beam, column, slab and wall tools.
o Then the model is exported via the IFC 2×2 format into AxisVM 8.
o In AxisVM, the structural engineer makes the necessary modifications and additions on the structural model and performs the required structural analysis on it.
o The architectural documentation is created from the original model in ArchiCAD
o The structural engineer creates the structural documentation based on the structural model in AxisVM.
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ArchiCAD 9: 3D for Architects Part I

ArchiCAD 9 arrived with what at first I thought were minor improvements. But they add up to quite a lot, especially for 3D work, visualization, and working on a laptop with a cramped screen (figure 1). The latter situation may occur often now that ArchiCAD supports terminal server technology that makes it possible to work over the Internet from a remote location.
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ArchiCAD ® Educational Version

ArchiCAD is the hugely popular virtual modeling solution developed by architects, for architects. It has formed the modeling core of over a million buildings worldwide; its open standards and numerous add-ons make it a must-have creative tool for any aspiring architect. ArchiCAD is not only powerful, architecture-specific and globally trusted, it’s also fun and simple to use and will add to your enjoyment as you build a career using some of the most advanced digital modeling tools available.
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Convert your 2D floor plan drawings into a 3D ArchiCAD model from DXF and DWG files

Plan2Model provides architects the power to turn your 2D floor plans into 3D ArchiCAD models quickly and effectively. With this ArchiCAD 7.0 add-on, representations of 2D elements on floor plans can be converted to objects in an ArchiCAD model automatically and/or semi-automatically. Use source data in any file format 2D floor plan, such as DXF and DWG files or imported sketches and drawings processed by raster-to-vector conversion software. The simple vector entities – lines, polylines, arcs, and circles that make up 2D floor plans are converted by Plan2Model into a full ArchiCAD intelligent building model containing walls, columns, windows, doors, beams and other objects.
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PLUG-INS FOR ARCHICAD

ArchiCAD Plug-in for Terrain Modelling
A common problem faced by ArchiCAD users is the creation and management of 3D terrain models. The ArchiTerra Plug-in was developed to resolve this problem. To create a realistic setting, designers often need to contextualise their projects within certain surroundings. This allows the environmental impact of the project to be monitored throughout the planning phase. The need for such functionality may also arise for city planning or landscaping purposes, requiring the creation of more or less vast 3D terrain models.
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Resene Colour range files for ArchiCAD

These allow you to quickly and easily use Reseneʼs vast colour range in your ArchiCAD projects. You can quickly test different colour schemes & provide your clients with more realistic visualisations. These colour files require ArchiCAD 9 or higher and work on both Macs & PCs.
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Artlantis 2.0 for ArchiCAD Users

Modelize a project into ArchiCAD export it and edit it with Artlantis. Return to ArchiCAD modify the geometry of the project, export a new Artlantis file and recover automatically the previous work done into Artlantis.

Step 1 : Modeling into ArchiCAD
Step 2 : Export the model to Artlantis
NB: The export can only be done in 3D View with the activcation of the Perspective option. The camera and heliodon settings will be retrieved into Artlantis. Display the 3D View Menu View > 3D View Mode > Perspective Then File menu > Save as… Format: Choose Artlantis Render Studio 2.0 Name the file (e.g. A.atl) then Save it. The saving is done in Artlantis file format, if they were dependent textures they will be saved into a folder created beside the .atl file.
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EON FastView ArchiCAD Add-On

Although 3D animations offer a number of benefits, they are time-consuming, thus costly; and require expert knowledge to achieve results required. With the use of EON FastView, the non-animation expert can achieve interactive walkthroughs and design reviews within minutes, saving time and cost and offering a more flexible design tool due to its interactive nature. Once the design alternatives are ready to be reviewed or presented, the 3D content can be shared over the Internet or incorporated in a multimedia presentation using pre-designed templates.
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