This is the third post in my series on ARCHICAD Tools. If you’re just joining us, here are links to first two posts:

Not Every Problem Calls for a Hammer

It is technically possible to model almost any feature of a building with almost any of ARCHICAD’s Tools. Imagine a model done with only the Wall Tool or the Roof Tool or the Column Tool. Some geometry would be terribly hard, but it’d be doable. I bet the exercise of trying to model a house using only the Beam Tool would be super informative. It’d teach you so much about both geometry and data (you couldn’t rely on scheduling by Tool type to differentiate your schedules and you could also easily schedule EVERY element you create in the same schedule, showing the same text based and geometric based data). It’d also…

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