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By mustafaakgure
#308978
Hi,

I am quietly new on this platform. I need help to create custom add-on for Archicad, where should I start?
Is there anyone who can give some tips?

Thanks...
By mustafaakgure
#308980
For instance, I need to calculate the sunlight amount of the room according to room size. If it doesn't fit the standards, I need the show information message. The point is that I need your help, how I can create an add-on or goodies and load it to ArchiCad. Finding documents about it on the internet seems impossible :D. I don't know where I should start. Is there anything that you can share?
By Braza
#308983
Hi,
You can find information about API here.
You can also ask for help on the Developer Forum session.
Hope that helps.
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By poco2013
#309013
FYI:
If all your interested in, is the calculation of minimum compliance with the minimum window area for a Room/Zone. I would just use a expression property with the zone(s).

Much simpler and no registration required.

If you need to calculate the daylight factor, many regulators will accept a simplified formula of:

DF = 0.1 * (window area/room area (zone)) * 100 usually greater than 2%. Also can be calculated on a zone basis with a expression property.

You could also create a pass/fail property for each zone using a expression property.
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By Ralph Wessel
#309028
Click the item ARCHICAD API under the Useful links menu above (which should take you to http://archicadapi.graphisoft.com/)

You will need to sign in with your GRAPHISOFT ID and then register as an API developer. The API dev-kit and documentation is available from that site.
By mustafaakgure
#309096
ok guys, thanks for replying the question. But I need to get some extra documents that I can find in another sites except from arcihad, bim official websites. Something like video or code samples.
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By Ralph Wessel
#309098
The GRAPHISOFT developer site includes example projects and code. I don't think you'll find videos anywhere.
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By Ralph Wessel
#309142
All example projects and source code are bundled with the API Development Kit.