I am conducting a survey on the functionality of doors and windows.
Starting off with “standard” Door/ Window Dimension Markers available in ArchiCAD. This is the result of increasing number of clients wanting to know where they find a door / window marker represented by the pictogram highlighted in the screenshot below….. it depicts a circle divided horizontally with a door number top and suffix below.
An interesting aside to the above question is that ArchiCAD is available in 21 languages and additional localized versions. What this means is that a lot of countries share similar objects (same object but different language description) but also distinct objects “applicable” to their market. Remembering that these objects can be 3D or 2D. In the “perfect world” wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could share some of these objects if they suite our needs?
At the risk of stating the obvious take a look at the screenshot below
The second question is a request for “accurately” looking steel door frames. Take a look at doors found in the INT Library – for example “D1 Metal…”. The door frame does not look anything like a metal door frame, nor can it be manipulated to look like one.
But now look at the same door “D1 Metal…” found in the USA Library, it is found in the folder “08 11 00 Metal Doors and Frames” with the obvious difference that it has a steel frame option.
And take a look at it placed in plan at a scale of 1:20