ArchiCAD plug-in for designing false ceilings and raised floors


With ArchiPanel, you can design raised floors and false ceilings starting with an ArchiCAD Zone or Fill.
To cover an area, you can use panels tocreate simple or checkered layouts or you can use panel modules for more elaborate arrangements with repeated shapes, sizes and materials.
Work method
In the settings for your floor or false ceiling paneling, you can define the panel/module sizes and materials, the minimum surface areafor cut elements, the joint size and layout origin and orientation, and you can also configure the vertical and horizontal supporting elements.
The Offset function allows you to define an inset for the paneling with respect to the perimeter of the area being covered, and you can specify whether to include or exclude any holes inside the area; you can also configure a false ceiling's border and customize its edging.
The Cut/Drill function allows you to add additional holes (which may have curved sides) to a paneling once you have positioned it, while the Modify Paneling tool lets you edit the elements of a floor/false ceiling, either by selecting them manually or using customizable search criteria.
Searches can be performed based on the surface material of a panel, its name or the name of an accessory that is associated with it, or the name of its support or supporting beam.
Different search criteria can be combined, and they can also be based on geometric rules (by row/column and either horizontally or diagonally).
Once you have confirmed your panel selection in the settings window, you can define optional accessories, including fans, aeration systems, grates, towers, smoke detectors and ceiling signage.
You can also add lamps, letting you illuminate your environments according to the settings you define.
The Change Default Configuration tool allows you to update only those elements that use standard settings, leaving the panels you configured separatelyunchanged. 
The Change Layout Origin tool allows the origin and orientation of the panels/modules to be redefined while keeping track of the changes you made to the individual components and maintaining their settings.
With the Modify covering/Create structure tool, you can generate a support structure with columns that support a beam (for floors) or suspension elements that hold up a beam (for false ceilings).
When a paneling has been selected, this tool allows you to activate or deactivate the display and numbering of the panels, structure and accessories, both in 2D and in 3D; furthermore, you can change the position of the supports and accessories for each separate panel.
If you make design changes to a room, you can make the necessary adjustments to the paneling with the Automatic Update tool: just use the Update ArchiCAD Zone command (or change the fill manually) to regenerate the covering.
All of the previously defined settings will be maintained.
ArchiPanel's element calculation functions are particularly interesting: they allow you to calculate the number of whole panels and cut panels by material, display their sizes and list the supports, beams and associated accessories.



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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