Morph Tool – Introduction

By Eric Bobrow

May 27
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ARCHICAD Training Lesson Outline

Introduction to the Morph tool.


Geometry options - polyline, rectangle, box, revolved

Demonstration of drawing on plan, viewing in 3d

Demonstration of drawing directly in 3d window


Selection

  • Entire morph - standard arrow
  • Subselection of morph faces or edges using Arrow tool variation or keyboard shortcut (Shift-Control mouse-press)


Common editing options using the pet palette

  • Push/pull
  • Tube
  • Reposition edge


Usage Example: Tracing a moulding profile and extruding

Drawing a guide for tube extrusion, turning corners

Unifying multiple morphs


Drawing in a Section or Elevation view, placement in 3D model


Edge definitions - hard, soft, hidden

Changing selected edge settings vs edge settings for the entire morph


Adding chamfers and fillets to edges - individually or for the entire morph

Resolution setting options for fillets


Converting elements into a morph

  • Using this to modify details of complex elements (e.g. Stair tread)
  • Using this to soften or simplify edges of imported objects
  • Resaving as an object

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