v19 Compatibility Upgrades
General Interface Upgrade
All Interfaces have been updated to use the new ArchiCAD menu system. This will remove the ‘double’ menu above the ‘Custom Settings’ and bring the library into line with standard ArchiCAD interface. With well over 100 parts that have a menu based interface, this was a large undertaking in itself
ArchiCAD 19 has a new background processing feature, enabling sections and elevations in currently open tabs to be rebuilt before you click on them. But standard 3D Text will prevent background processing in ArchiCAD 19. To enable background processing and enjoy the hugely popular 3D text attached to windows and doors for sash text and course height markers, I have created a new ‘line based’ 3D font out of ArchiCAD polylines – that will still allow background process. The other benefit is this font is very thin and looks far better in elevation than the old fonts.
The fantastic new ArchiCAD 19 Surface Painter will not work with materials defined via model view options. The 4D Library 19 allows you to globally switch off the 4D Library MVO material control with one button.
All 4D objects have been updated to remove AC 19 incompatible font lists. If the old, commonly used font lists are used, background processing will not work.
Multiple – side by side sets of drawers are becoming more common. With this new tool, they become much easier to configure. They can be set to have individually editable widths or have all drawer widths divided equally.
Brick setout 4D
Fabulous new tool that will automatically change a polyline to bricks lengths – either 1c or 2c. Using the new ‘polyline’ accessory, you quickly click on all the corners of your building. Then simply change the polygon to either 1c or 2c brick sizes. The polygon shape can even be transferred into the 4D site setout tool.
Next we just explode the object and magicwand your external walls along the polyline.
The you can transfer the resulting perimeter shape into the setout tool
Boundary Setup 4D
Ingenius new tool first developed by Kristian Goodsell. There has never been an easier way to set-out your site. With its inbuilt help pointers, this tool makes site set-outs so easy, a salesman could do it.!! 🙂
So much work done on the Awning object that its basically a new tool. Much improved, flexible awning with the ability to stretch around corners and return beams as required.
Groove Cutter 4D
Handy tool that speeds up the creation and setout of grooves to represent panelling, tiltup panels and the like. Creates a grid of bars (can be tapered) to be used for a Solid Element Operation – then the layer hidden
Existing tools New Features
Mix and match door types – have swinging doors meeting with sliding doors, mix a bifold and standard swinging door – anything you want- all from the external multidoor. Great new interface makes setup a breeze.
Cornered sliding doors with swing door to one side – and fixed glazed sidelight
New fully customisable door frame widths. Great for commercial applications
Create full surrounds around the cabinet, New thickened edge top type. New interface – configuration is now much easier.
Shower and Bath
Holes now available in tiling. You can now easily create holes in tiling around windows etc, complete with reveal tiles.
Panel Style Drawer Fronts
New panelled style drawer fronts with two configuration types… All the standard cabinet doors are available as well as custom door fronts, applied as per these images.
Hotspot editable Cabinet handle positions
You can now use model view options to turn ridge caps on and off. Great for the many offices that show ridge caps at the sketch design phase, but then turn them off for working drawings.
Adjustable gutter lengths and mitres. You can now extend gutters past their usual position on a roof. Allowing for better representation of box gutter cornering and the like.
Add new flashing lines. You can now add 3D dashed lines along walls where a flashing is required – this is proving very popular. Each line has a editable hotspot on each end to you can adjust the start and finish point perfectly
Completely re-jigged interface makes adding and removing different sashes super easy. You simply click on the picture of the sash and change the type. This makes configuration of complex window assembly extremely easy. Remove internal frames via hotspots
Site Plan Setout 4D
This powerfull tool has now been simplified. You can now setup the tool for sketch design and then working drawings with the click of a single button.
As usual there are many more small tweaks to library parts – too many to list. Plus there has been many back-end changes to get the 4D Library working in version 19 of ArchiCAD
Garage Door 4D
New offset panels option. 2,3,4 and 5 panel doors can now have offset panels widths.