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Adding Furniture and Equipment – ARCHICAD Training Series 3 – 32/52

Adding Furniture and Equipment – ARCHICAD Training Series 3 – 32/52


Let’s place some furniture and equipment objects into the building. We will use the Object tool once again for this task. Open the “Ground Floor” from the Pop-up Navigator or from the Tab bar. Select the Object tool in the Tool Box, … and open its settings dialog. Type “WC” in the search field and select the “WC” object. Display the “Preview and Positioning” panel. Select “Ground Floor” for the Home Story. Enter “0.00” for “Bottom offset to Home Story”. Display the “Categories and Properties” panel. Select “Non Load Bearing element” for Structural Function, … “Interior” for “Position”, … and “Furniture” for Element Classification. Select the “Interior, Equipment” layer. Click the “Manage IFC Properties” button, and then the “Apply pre-defined Rule” button. Select “Omni Class” for rule. Type “toilet” into the search field. Select the “Toilet, Bath and Laundry Accessories” item in the list. Click “Apply” and then click “OK” twice to apply all changes. Set the “Snap Guides and Points” to “Between Intersection Points” in the toolbar. Zoom in to the toilet area. Place a toilet into the middle of the wall as shown on the screen. Now we have to rotate the toilet to the correct position. Select the toilet. Right-click and select the “Move, … Rotate” option from the context menu. Click the anchor point of the toilet first, then a point along the x direction, … and move the cursor upwards. Hold down the Shift key to snap to 90 degrees, and click to rotate the toilet. Deselect the toilet. Open the Object settings dialog once again. Type “Basin” into the search field. Select the “Basin” object. Display the “Preview and positioning” panel. Change Bottom Offset to 0,80 and leave all other settings unchanged and click OK. Place the basin between the partition wall and the door. Rotate it in a similar manner as you did earlier with the toilet. Open the Object settings dialog, and type “Piano” into the search field. Select the Piano Object. Enter “0.00” for the Bottom Offset. Display the “Categories and Properties” panel. Click the “Manage IFC Properties” button, and then the “Apply pre-defined Rule” button. Select “Omni Class” for rule. Type “musical” into the search field. Select “Musical Equipment” from the list Click “Apply”, … and then click “OK”. Select the “Interior, Furniture” layer Click OK to apply all changes. Place the Piano into the right side of the Exhibition space. Rotate it and drag it to the desired position, as shown on the screen. Let’s add a “Piano Bench”. Open the Object Settings dialog. Select the “Piano Bench” object. Display the “Preview and Positioning” panel. Enter 0.00 degrees for Rotation angle. Click OK. Place the bench next to the piano. Now, we will add several chairs as a single object. The ArchiCAD library contains such ’layout’-like elements, which can represent multiple objects. Open the Object Setting dialog, and type Chair into the Search field. Select the “Chair Layout” object. Enter 90 degrees for rotation angle. Select the lower-left insertion point on the preview field. Click OK. Click into the lower left area of the Exhibition space to place the chairs. Select the chairs, and the left upper special snap point to display the Pet Palette. Select the “Move Node” option. Move the cursor upwards. The intelligent layout automatically changes the number of chairs as you move the cursor. Click the lower right hotspot to add additional chairs as shown on the screen. Open the 3D window to take a look at the furnished Exhibition space and feel free to make some adjustments to the furnishing layout if necessary.

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