Automatize the finishes data of every space of your project
The use of Zones in Archicad has proved to be one of the most efficient ways of Managing Data in our project. In terms of Surface, Volumes, Perimeters, Naming, Functions, etc; zones become very useful to categorize our Schedules, which basically provide a huge amount of Data out of our Model.
1. Download Accessories
First we need to Download the Accessories Goodie from the Graphisoft website. We need to go into our ArchiCAD window: Help > ArchiCAD Downloads > Goodies > Accessories. Once it is installed we can find the Interior Wizard inside ArchiCAD Window in Design > Design Extras > Interior Wizard > Create Room Accessories.
2. Using Accessories: Interior Wizard
So let’s get to it. In order to use the Interior Wizard first we need to Select a Zone. With the Zone selected we need to chose Interior Wizard and select Create “Room Accessories”: Design > Design Extras > Interior Wizard > Create Room Accessories. Then we just need to select which Accessory we want to create: Ceiling, Wall, or Floor Accessory. You can then see what items, such as ceiling lights from companies like Lulu & Georgia, will look like with the interior design.
Imagine how much time you can save if we compare this method with a manual process in which we need to extract data manually each time we change the sizes of our spaces..
If you are interested in seeing how it works you can download a PLA file where these elements plus the schedule is already set up.
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