Category Archives: ARCHICAD 22

Small Improvements to Markers

This update to ARCHICAD went unnoticed by me. This was actually fixed in AC 21, but I just saw it in ARCHICAD 22. In AC20 and before, when you created a split in a section or elevation marker, then realigned the elevation marker, you ended up with a lot of extra points the section line.

01 AC 20 divided ie

AC 20: Elevation Cut Line Has Broken Continuity

02 AC 20 healed ie

AC 20: Elevation Cut Line Has Been Realigned, But Still Includes Extra Nodes

Now, when you realign a split marker (section, elevation or interior elevation), the section/cut line heals back up properly!

03 AC 22 divided ie.png

AC 21/22: Elevation Cut Line Has Broken Continuity

04 AC 22 healed ie.png

AC21/22: Elevation Cut Line Has Been Realigned and “Heals” Properly!

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3d Style

In ARCHICAD 21, we were introduced to 3d Styles; a new view setting which allows customization of the view style in ARCHICAD. With the introduction of ARCHICAD 22, there are some new 3d Style effects that customize the smoothness and efficiency of 3d navigation and views. These are settings that existing in 21, but we are starting to see an effect of model appearance in 22.

This is especially prominent in high polygon models.

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model while viewing 3d

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model while navigating (explore) 3d

In the examples above, the same model has content “disappear” when using the explore feature of a high polygon model. This is presumably a feature of AC22 to improve navigation and 3d performance.

To prevent content from vanishing, the advanced settings in the 3d styles options need to be tuned. Click the Gear icon in the 3d styles setting next to the 3d Engine fly-out.  In the Advanced > OpenGL Options, cut the frame rate to the lowest setting (1), and the display radius to the highest setting (328′-1 1/64″, for whatever reason).

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Advanced Open GL Options for ideal 3d viewing in AC22

These settings are not new to 22; in fact they are the same defaults out of the box as AC21. But the defaults need to be adjusted to work well with the changes or improvements made to AC22’s 3d processing.