ArchiCAD Plug-in for straightening perspective images




ArchiFaçade is a Plug-in that allows perspective images (photographs of façades, objects, etc.) to be transformed in order to correct, or "straighten" them.
Based on the principles of projective geometry, ArchiFaçade uses the appropriate mathematical transformations to remove perspective distortions from an image until a rectified version is generated.
ArchiFaçade's Tool Palette can be opened when necessary and is used just like any other palette, providing a simple and rapid way to correct the perspective of a building.
Obtaining the undistorted image of a tall building - perhaps one with elaborate mouldings and other architectural elements - is a lengthy and difficult task. The most rapid and efficient solution involves digitalising your photograph and then, with the help of ArchiFaçade, transforming it into a "straightened" image in which the measurements of the individual parts correspond to the exact proportions of the actual structure.
ArchiFaçade provides two simple methods for correcting perspective images, both of which require just a few measurements.

With the first method, the real coordinates of four points of the structure (measurements taken on-site) are indicated on the photograph that has been imported into the Floor Plan.
With the second method, first a significantly sized horizontal or vertical segment of the actual façade is indicated on the photograph. Then, on the same plane, two points are extended from the end points of the segment to apply the triangulation technique
The program allows any unnecessary parts to be deleted from the bitmap, so that images can be refined and adjusted as desired.
Lastly, ArchiFaçade provides a simple graphic procedure for converting photographic images into ArchiCAD library parts, allowing them to be reused in photorealistic settings.
With a few simple and quick calculations, photographs of people, trees, wings of buildings or any other type of image can be inserted into 3D models without GDL scripting or the use of other programs.


ArchiSuite System Requirements
The add-ons require the same configuration as your version of ArchiCAD.


ArchiCAD Version
ArchiSuite is compatible with ArchiCAD 17 and subsequent versions and it does not work with previous versions of ArchiCAD.
Installing the package
Installing ArchiSuitePlus has to happen in 2 steps:
  1. After downloading, click on the file and an Installer will put the Add-Ons in the correct folder of ArchiCAD
  2. After the Installer finished, it is necessary to prepare the Cigraph-Dongle. Put it into the computer and lunch ArchiCAD. From the menu: Design- Extradesign select “Cigraph Liccenze Activation” and follow the instructions.
Custom Work Environment
If you use personalized ArchiCAD custom work environments, the add-on menu might not appear automatically in the ArchiCAD Design menu.
To show the Work Environment Manager dialog, click on Options/Work Environment.
Use this dialog to configure your custom work environments to include the menu for the new add-on.
Managing the object library
We recommend not moving the libraries used by the add-on from their original location (in the same folder as the add-on).
Here they will be managed automatically by the add-on and you will not experience any difficulty loading them.

ArchiSuitePlus download must be related to the ArchiCAD version and Operative System in use.

To ease your life we developed a dedicated "Installer", which starts after downloading ArchiSuitePlus.





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Updates and bugs fixing


ArchiSuitePlus for the current and the previous ArchiCAD version are constantly up to date, as soon as new new bugs arise. When you launch ArchiSuite, it immediately advises you for new updates available for free download.
Remember to quit ArchiCAD, before installing any ArchiSuitePlus Update.


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