- Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:52 pm
I wanted help… not insults or be shamed! I was hoping for some constructive dialog as I just want to learn how to do RCPs in ArchiCAD to match the successful way we and other architects have been doing them for years. While I respect your opinion that an RCP is a plan cut above the ceiling looking down… I have never heard that definition. In our office (for the past 50 years), we follow the definition that an RCP is what you would see if you cut the room horizontally and had the ceiling reflected on the floor plan, like it was a giant mirror. You are going to see the soffits, roofs, beams, lights, etc. Handrails, cabinets and other items related to the floor would not show. If you use the 3d cutaway tool and cut from the bottom and look up, that is what you would see. See the attached that I generated this way. Of course, it needs to be flipped/mirrored, so it is the same orientation of the plan. But you get the idea. Archicad should be able to do this.
The video link provided does not show an RCP since they turn off the balcony. You need to see the balconies, soffits, roof line, etc. so you can detail, place finishes, lights etc. You should not see beams as dotted lines and you should not see the valleys and ridges on the roof. I have played around with the graphic overrides, but they are still not accurate. Also, a simple 2x2 or 2x4 gird is very restrictive, I see no mention of how to place, fire protection, systems, HVAC, etc. and a complex profile of a beam does not show the detail, just the outline.
Again, if someone can point me in the direction of how to do RCPs in ArchiCAD, I would be very grateful. At this point, it appears ArchiCAD is not able to generate a RCP without a ton of 2d work, which would be much faster in CAD. PROVE ME WRONG. PLEASE! YES… it is amazing that firms can produce accurate RCPs for millions of SF of buildings with ArchiCAD... what is the secret. I am ready to be SCHOOLED.