ArchiFrame

$5,810.00

ArchiFrame is an add-on that extends ArchiCAD into a complete design tool for wooden structures. ArchiFrame provides tools for designing wall framing, column and beam structures, intermediate floors and roof structures. These tools make it possible to reshape planks and beams in any way to get the desired result.

Everything you need is inside a single ArchiCAD file – including 3D models and 2D elevations with semi-automated layouts and listings. Individual planks can be hand manufactured using ArchiFrame dimension drawings and cut lists, or produced with CNC.

Compatible with ArchiCAD and ArchiCAD START Edition.

Your initial ArchiFrame purchase includes:

ArchiFrame ($4995) + Service Contract ($815) = $5810. The service contract must be maintained annually.

Description

What is ArchiFrame?

ArchiFrame is an add-on that extends ArchiCAD into a complete design tool for wooden structures. ArchiFrame provides tools for designing wall framing, column and beam structures, intermediate floors and roof structures. These tools make it possible to reshape planks and beams in any way to get the desired result.

Everything you need is inside a single ArchiCAD file – including 3D models and 2D elevations with semi-automated layouts and listings. Individual planks can be hand manufactured using ArchiFrame dimension drawings and cut lists, or produced with CNC.

Why ArchiFrame?
  1. No need to remodel the building from the architect’s plans. Less scope for error. Having everything in the same model makes collision checking easy.
  2. Modelling freedom: Every plank is individual, and can be adapted however necessary (sooner or later an automated process will fail to handle every case in any program)
  3. All ArchiCAD features available: e.g. team server able to work in Windows and Mac. ArchiCAD users will not need to learn the base program.
  4. Built in CNC support for Hundegger bvn and btl for Weinmann
  5. Highly customizable via xml – settings files and scripts
  6. Easy to use, according to users

Wall Structures

  • Automatically drawn dimension lines
  • Automatically generated cut lists
  • Editable in elevation, floor plan and 3D
  • Projections available from front, top, back and bottom

Multiple Layers & Corners

  • Real world layers
  • Automatic connections at corners
  • Adjustable rules for the studs and
  • other planks at corners

Roof Structures

  • Drawing planes help to place tilted piecesArchiFrame Trusses
  • I-beams with plywood reinforcements used in this example
  • Support for timber frame joint types (e.g. dovetail or tenon & mortice) and simpler angled cuts etc.

Floor Structures

  • Beams for floor elements can be matched to the construction grid
  • Full control for every single beam
  • Cuts made in steel beams using the ArchiFrame groove-tool

Output To

  • Dimension drawings for manual manufacturing
  • Cut lists (xls or txt)
  • Prints
  • CNC Hundegger bvn, btl for Weinmann
  • Right Hundegger k2.exe
  • Below BTL Viewer