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

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Creating a reception desk

We are going to create the reception desk (greeter's desk) at the ground floor entry (vestibule). This process will involve using the wall, slab, and some of the 2D drafting tools. The table top will be an unusual and free-form shape that you will create with the slab tool. You will learn how to use 2D lines to define the boundary of the table shape.

The main entrance of our building is on the ground floor, so that is what we will work on in the next exercise.

Drawing the desktop outline

We want the shape of the table to relate to shapes of the surrounding elements, so it will have a symmetrical arc. The following will walk you through the process:

  1. Go to the view map and open the Ground view. Zoom in on the upper-left area ...

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