ArchiCAD
MEP Modeller
BIM Explorer
Ecodesigner


Online
Classes


ArchiCAD Tips
ArchiCAD FAQ
ArchiCAD-Wiki
Send Us a Query


Buy ArchiCAD
Download Trial


Click here to return to ArchiCAD Tips Index
ArchiCAD Tip: Modifying the 'New Construction' Renovation Filter


The Renovation workflow was one of the most important new features in ArchiCAD 15, providing a large reduction in work & management required to develop model views based on Existing/Demolished/New building elements.

If you have not investigated this new workflow in ArchiCAD 15, please find more information & video content on Graphisoft's 'Renovation' New Features webpage.

This tip was written based on a comment submitted to us regarding one of our previous renovation tips, 'Modifying the 'New Construction' Renovation Filter' .

It was noted that when viewing the default '02 Demolition Plan' filter, any walls 'to be demolished' pierced through existing walls - giving a representation that could be interpretted as 'demolish THROUGH the existing wall'.

The reason for this display anamoly is based on a setting in the default Demolition Plan filter - which can be changed in a similar fashion to our previous tip.

The image below shows a sample model (four exterior 'existing' walls, with one interior wall 'to be demolished'), with the default setup of the '02 Demolition Plan' Renovation Filter applied - note the demolished (yellow) element.


Workflow: To change the setup of '02 Demolition Plan'
Goto either:
- Renovation Palette > Filter Pulldown > Renovation Filter Options
or
- Document > Set Renovation Filter > Renovation Filter Options





• Click on the entry '02 Demolition Plan'
• Note the 'Additional Filter Options for:' panel
• In the 'Elements to be Demolished' section, turn OFF the option 'Do Not Intersect' - this will now join walls as normal but retain colour as per the element's renovation status.

• Click OK and the current view should update automatically.

The image below shows the same sample model, with the new setup of the '02 Demolition Plan' Renovation Filter applied - note the demolished elements merge with the existing walls.


The settings for ANY Renovation Filter can be changed to a preferred visual display for any individual or company - the scenario above is simply an example of one setup change commonly encountered.
For more information, see ArchiCAD Help > Contents > Virtual Building > Renovation > Renovation Filters > About Renovation Filters

To further develop a user's preferred visual output style more setup changes can be applied to the Renovation Filter Override Styles.
For more information, see ArchiCAD Help > Contents > Virtual Building > Renovation > Override Styles > Renovation Override Styles