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.

Marvin Doors and Windows

If only all manufacturers were as concerned about having their products accurately and easily inserted into CAD drawings. Marvin sets the standard by giving architects not just basic 2D drawings (dwg and dxf) but 3D symbols for ARCHICAD, Revit, SoftPlan, Chief Architect, and SketchUp!

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EDIT 2020.02.05
ARCHICAD files are now only available under the “SIGNATURE MODERN” collection. Other software seem to have a more complete set of drawings, details, and parametric parts.

Art Objects – A blog that links to 3D libraries

The links point to major collections of 3D objects that can be used by Archicad or Artlantis. This is a very good idea and I only wish I knew a little Spanish. Of course I view the site in English so it shouldn’t really matter but still; it’s more fun to read something in the original instead of a machine translated version.

Go to: 3D Archicad Artlantis Objects

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.

Link :: [BGW CAD Info Page]
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