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4.02 Column tool

The BIMmTool Column tool can measure straight, slanted, or round columns.


Measuring elevations

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Column | Measure top elevation

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Measurement for the top of the column - specification depends on "Top link story".

Column | Measure bottom elevation

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Measurement of the bottom edge of the column - information depending on the "Home story".


Column Geometry Methods

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Place rectangular column

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Place a column with the help of the rectangle method.

 Column width is measured.

 Column depth is measured.

Column measurement/anchor point  is selected.



#Click 1

Front surface


#Click 2
Front surface


#Click 3
Side surface 

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Place a column using wall surfaces

 Column width is measured.

 Column depth is measured.

Column measurement/anchor point  is selected.





You can also build columns by entering "concave" faces. For example, you can measure the adjacent walls with the correct anchor point.


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Measure and place a round column

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Measure any 3 points on the column surface. Then, place the column with the measured diameter.

#Click 1
Column surface

#Click 2
Column surface

#Click 3
Column surface


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Rotated rectangular column

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To measure a rotated column:

 Column width is measured.

 Column depth is measured.

Column measurement/anchor point  is selected.



#Click 1
Column side surface

#Click 2
Column side surface

#Click 3
Column side surface

#Click 4
Column bottom surface

#Click 5 
Column bottom surface

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Inclined column

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To measure an inclined column with the column edge:


 Column width is measured.

 Column depth is measured.

Column measurement/anchor point  is selected.






#Click 1
Column edge

#Click 2
Column edge


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Column over a point

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Placement of a column based on an anchor point


 Column width is measured.

Column depth is measured.

Column measurement/anchor point  is selected.




#Click 1
Measure

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Column functions

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Measure the column width

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Measure the column width with two clicks:

#Click 1
Edge

#Click 2
Edge




Note:
We recommend measuring at the top or bottom corner of the column because the measurement is a distance measurement.


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Measure the column depth

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Measuring the column depth


The Placement depends on the measurement/anchor point selection.

#Click 1
Edge

#Click 2
Edge




Note:
We recommend measuring at the top or bottom corner of the column because the measurement is a distance measurement.


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Measure the column angle

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Measuring the angle of rotation of the column

#Click 1
First side of the angle

#Click 2
First side of the angle




Note:
The measurement corresponds to the Archicad angle specification:
X-axis positive = 0° clockwise


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Possible measurement/anchor points

Depending on the measurement/anchor point selection, you can measure the column with one point.

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Left side Rear left Rear center Rear Right

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Front Left Front center Front Right Right side