Join Thiago Mundim for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up stories, part of ArchiCAD Essential Training.
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- [Voiceover] Now it's time to set up the stories of your project. So, if we go here to the project navigator, we have, right now, a ground floor and two stories above, so we're going to add more to these, but before we do that, let's fix the project navigator sidebar here because every time we click out, it disappear, and do to that we go to the project navigator icon. Click here on the show hide project navigator, and choose show navigator. So, now the navigator palette, it's fixed here. It won't go off anytime we click outside, and to set up the stories, we can right-click on the stories and choose story settings or you can use the shortcut, command seven on a mac or control seven on a windows, and the story settings window will come up.
So here we can edit the name of the stories, so, for instance, I'm going to keep ground floor here, but I'm going to change to first floor, the one above, and roof level. You can also insert another story above or below by using those two buttons, I'm going to insert one below here, and name it basement, but again I could have inserted above, so if I click here, I have a new story above, and I can also use the button delete stories to delete the ones that I don't want.
Next, we can edit the levels of these stories, so I'm going to stick to the height to the next, which is the floor to floor height. I know here that the ground floor is going to be 3740 and I'm going to start on the level zero. You don't have to start on the level zero, if you have a project that is using a different reference, in the elevation, but ours here is on zero. And I'm going to use the levels from the section on the PDF of the exercise files, I know this is going to be 3740 but the level for the roof level is 6660, which gives me a floor to floor of 2920.
And I know that those numbers they come from a calculation of number of steps, so we want to have a round number of steps on the staircase, that's why we have a kind of broken number, that's going to guarantee a round number on the staircase. And I know here in the basement we have a level of 3060, and that's pretty much it. One last thing I want to mention is this check box here where we can make a level active or not. Let me show what that means, so if we go here and press okay, those new stories are going to show here on this side, I'm going to open one of those elevations, and as you can see, we have level markers for all those stories, ground floor, basement, first and roof level.
Let's go ahead and press control seven or command seven, to bring the story settings again, and if I uncheck one of those boxes here, so, for instance, ground floor and press okay, the ground floor scene bolt will disappear from this section. So I'm going to go ahead again, press control seven, active again, press okay, and it comes back. This is really useful when you have, for instance, a roughed level that your need to model your project, but your don't want to show here, or for instance, structural engineers, they use it a lot for bottom of column, top of column plans, again, you don't want to show it on this section of elevation, you don't want to make it an active story.
And that's pretty much it, we're ready to go ahead and start modeling our project.
- Opening and navigating an ArchiCAD project
- Setting up working units and stories
- Importing drawings
- Modeling walls, slabs, doors, and windows
- Grouping and ungrouping objects
- Creating sections and elevations
- Working with dimensions
- Publishing drawings
- Modeling and documenting detailed designs