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ArchiCAD Tip - Some interesting & useful objects


If you are not already aware of this webpage, there are some interesting/useful ArchiCAD objects available from the following webpage http://archilib.od.pagesperso-orange.fr/
The author, Olivier Dentan, has a very good reputation in 'ArchiCAD object creation' circles.

Whilst some of the objects are not going to used in a lot of projects, I will draw your attention to the following specific objects – the animated icons on the webpage will help explain also.

Garde Corps
http://odcompteur.ovh.org/od/downloadod.php5?Fichier=new%20stuff/new%20objets/Garde-corps.zip
A fence with multiple panels in different directions, very useful for balconies etc

Personnages
http://odcompteur.ovh.org/od/downloadod.php5?Fichier=new%20stuff/new%20objets/Personnages.zip
A collection of 2D People, very useful to add context to elevations

Rampes Courbes
http://odcompteur.ovh.org/od/downloadod.php5?Fichier=new%20stuff/new%20objets/Rampes%20Courbes.zip
Curved Ramp Objects – good for ramps & handrails

Tubes
http://odcompteur.ovh.org/od/downloadod.php5?Fichier=new%20stuff/new%20objets/Tubes.lib.zip
A very flexible object "3D Tubing Rect" allows for very complex, yet v. flexible, shapes (eg. Ducting, paths, fascia strip along a roof)
Note the segments option in the Parameters, and that the object is manipulated by dynamic hotspots (purple diamonds) in the 3D Window)

Fleches Multi
http://odcompteur.ovh.org/od/downloadod.php5?Fichier=new%20stuff/new%20objets/Fleche%20Multi.lib.zip
An arrow object, very useful for diagrammatic/flow elements in a model
In French only, but reasonably easy to understand via testing

Also, some points to note about the content from this site:

As per previous tips, it would be wise to unzip these objects and create a new folder (e.g. Olivier Dentan) in your ArchiCAD Common Library – so that these objects become available as soon as you load/reload this folder in your ArchiCAD project.