Bottle Trap 20

It’s somewhat surprising that we don’t have a bottle trap object in the standard library so, given that I do a fair amount of residential work where people do want to see as much detail as possible, it was time to stop slapping primitives shapes together.

The object itself is fairly simple with four common types of traps including a simple bend.

There are hotspots in 2D to adjust the diameters of the trap and the drain pipe as well as its horizontal length. 3D hotspots allow stretching or shrinking of the horizontal and vertical pipes. There are reasonable max and min limits to these lengths.

The settings are relatively basic but there are not a lot of permutations and combinations one can have here, so I think they should be sufficient. However, as always, suggestions are welcome.

Free Training Resources for ArchiCAD

While hunting for training guides other than the one distributed by Graphisoft, I came across a whole bunch of downloadable tutorials. Some I already have – but many are new. These include tips and shortcuts to speed up drafting, dimensioning tricks, a custom window tutorial and GDL-101 for beginners. Apart from the Training resources, don’t forget to look at other sections on the site that deal with CAD standards and (US) Government guidelines.

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