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4.04 Slab tool

With the BIMmTool Slab tool, you can measure your existing slab with several functions.

Measuring elevations

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Slab | Measure top elevation

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Measure the top side of the thickness = slab thickness if you have measured the bottom side before.

Slab | Measure bottom elevation

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Height of the reference plane to project origin.

 

Slab Geometry Methods

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Start measurement

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Measure a single slab point in Archicad.


Polygon palette

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The polygon palette is available in different tools. Not all functions are available in all tools.

The polygon palettes of various tools

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Polygon palette | Slab

Polygon palette | Morph

Polygon palette | Fill


Selection | Polygon Method

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Create a 2D polygon > Slab | Morph | Fill

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Create a 2D polygon in a layer. Floor plan, section, or 3D window.


Available for: Slab | Morph | Fill



Create a 3D polygon > Morph

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Create a 3D polygon.


Available for: Morph



Create an open polygon > Morph

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Use the Open Polygon to create a polygon from the first to click on Create


Available for: Morph



Create a closed polygon > Slab | Morph | Fill

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Using the Closed Polygon, you can create a polygon from the first to click on Create. After that, the BIMmTool connects the measured tool (if this is possible) to a closed polygon.


Available for: Slab | Morph | Fill



Polygon construction selection > Slab | Fill

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Measuring a polygon with endpoints

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Measure your element at its endpoints. To do this, you can switch between the different measurement methods.





Measure a straight segment

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#Click 1: Start point of the straight segment.

#Click 2: Endpoint of the straight segment.

#Click 3: Next point for another segment.

Note:
You can switch to another measuring method (tangential or arc, see next).


Hit Finish to close the slab polygon.
Hit Cancel or Escape to quit the operation. The measuring points and lines remain in place.


Measure a tangential arc segment

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#Click 1: Endpoint of tangential arc segment.

Note:
You can switch to another measuring method (straight or arc).


Hit Finish to close the slab polygon.
Hit Cancel or Escape to quit the operation. The measuring points and lines remain in place.


Measure an arc segment over 3 points

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#Click 1: Start point of the arc.

#Click 2: Point on the arc segment.

#Click 3: Endpoint of the arc segment.

Note:
You can switch to another measuring method (straight or tangential).


Hit Finish to close the slab polygon.
Hit Cancel or Escape to quit the operation. The measuring points and lines remain in place.


Measure a polygon with two points per segment

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Measure in a slab using two measurements per side.





Measure a straight segment

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#Click 1: Side 1 - 1st measurement.

#Click 2: Side 1 - 2nd measurement.

Note:
You can switch to another measuring method (curved).


Hit Finish to close the slab polygon.
Hit Cancel or Escape to quit the operation. The measuring points and lines remain in place.


Measure a curved segment

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#Click 1: Start point of the arc segment.

#Click 2: Point on the arc segment.

#Click 3: Endpoint of the arc segment.

Note:
You can switch to another measuring method (straight).


Hit Finish to close the slab polygon.
Hit Cancel or Escape to quit the operation. The measuring points and lines remain in place.


Measure a polygon with splines

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Measure a polygon using at least three measurements as a spline.

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#Click 1: Start spline.

#Click 2: 2nd spline point

#Click 3: Connect spline with previous points.

#Click 4: Continue with further spline points.



Hit Finish to close the slab polygon.
Hit Cancel or Escape to quit the operation. The measuring points and lines remain in place.


Rectangle over two corners and one side

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Measure a slab using two measurements on the corners and one on the side.

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#Click 1: First corner.

#Click 2: Second corner.

#Click 3: First edge.


Note:
The edge of click 3 is created parallel to the edge of click 1 and click 2.


Hit Cancel or Escape to quit the operation. The measuring points and lines remain in place.


Polygon construction selection particularities > Morph

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Measure a plane

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Measure the plane of the morph.





Measure a horizontal plane

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#Click 1: Measure horizontal plane.

Note:
You can switch to another measuring method.


Hit Finish to close the slab polygon.
Hit Cancel or Escape to quit the operation. The measuring points and lines remain in place.