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TWO videos on Complex Profiles

Tonight I recorded two videos.

Making these videos reminds me of how I first learned ArchiCAD. I spent a fair amount of time sitting behind one of my coworkers, just watching him work. It was very enlightening. And as I rewatch my videos, I notice a bunch of little techniques that I take for granted, but are probably as enlightening as the main focus of the video. The first video doesn’t discuss everything about complex profile creation, but it covers what I feel is one basic, one intermediate, and one advanced tip (the white dotted line trick). The second video takes some of those techniques and applies them to creating a complex profile stair. Both the videos ran a little longer than I was expecting, I think one is 7 minutes and the other is 9 minutes. Adding screencasting to my repertoire is definitely a process, so maybe in a few months I’ll find myself rerecording these original videos so they are more polished…

Either way, expect more videos and more talk about Complex Profiles. Watch all my videos and subscribe to Shoegnome’s new YouTube Channel.

ArchiCAD Tip #3: Complex Profile Creation techniques

ArchiCAD Tip #4: Complex Profile Stairs


  • January 5, 2012

    Craig Headrick


    Great videos. Very helpful. I have what may be a very simple, fundamental question about door schedules. We use a schedule for arches and cased openings where we use a legend on plan that ties into the interactive schedules. Unlike other schedules where the front (3d) view is part of the column to show the door or window in elevation, we aren’t able to show arches in the same manner without literally drawing them in 2d. Is there a method of showing the arches as 3d objects in a similar method that doors and windows show on our schedules? Any ideas would be very helpful.

    Thank you in advance,
    Craig Headrick

  • January 5, 2012

    Rosa Carter

    Great video!!

  • January 6, 2012

    Chad Conrad

    Jared –

    Great videos and things that I may have not considered but will start to implement into my ArchiCAD workflow!

  • January 11, 2012

    Bill Szustak

    Love the tip on using the line fill for stairs. It made me think of one question, though…why don’t you show the complex profile of the stair in plan, and then instead of using a line fill where the are stairs ARE you use a blank white fill to cover the area where the stairs AREN’T?

  • February 13, 2012

    Great stuff, Jared! Thanks a lot for the tips.

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