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

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Columns and Grids

Our building requires a grid of columns and grid lines. You will learn how to create an array of horizontal and vertical column lines form the column grid with the Grid tool and Grid System tool.

We will use two column sizes: 12" x 12" and 8" x 8". However, one of the column types we need to use requires a profile that is not currently in our project file. Therefore, we will need to create it. We need to do a little prep work that involves the creation of a new profile and some custom composites.

Using profiles

A profile in ArchiCAD is a 2D line drawing that defines a simple shape, which can be used as walls, beams, or columns. It is the cross-section outline. See the example profiles in the following image:

The three profile examples ...

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