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ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide by Adam Rendek, Scott H. MacKenzie

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Chapter 4. Project Setup and Modeling Part 1 – A Healthcare Building Project

Here we go; it is now time to start our healthcare building! Aside from being bigger than the residential project that we made, this project will have more views, sheets, and linked files. This chapter will cover the initial project setup and creation of the core and shell model elements. The following is a list of the main topics covered in this chapter:

  • Project settings
  • Hotlinks and Xrefs (abbreviation for external reference file)
  • Columns and column grids
  • Exterior walls
  • Floors and roofs

Project setup

You will want to create a few file folders on your computer (or network server) to contain the multiple files used in your new project with the help of the following steps:

  1. Find ...

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