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Import Standard Steel Profiles in ARCHICAD

Ken

If you work regularly with Structural Steel components and exchange data with Structural software using IFC - you might find it useful to use the Standard Profiles for Columns and Beams that are available within ARCHICAD.

The database contains national standards for 32 localizations… even if you work outside your home country, there is still a high chance you will find the Profile you need!  Within each national standard there are hundreds of options available for a range of geometry types: I/H, C/U, T, L, Rectangular and Circular.

Edit Composite or Complex Profile Settings the quick way!

Ken

One of the easiest ways to save time and increase productivity in ARCHICAD is to make use of the context sensitive right-click menu options.

One example that can be significantly quicker than previous version workflow is to select a composite wall / slab / roof then right-click the mouse and choose Edit Selected Composite... as shown below:

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