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With the BIMmTool ceiling tool you can measure your existing ceiling with many functions.

Measuring elevations

Ceiling | Measure upper elevation surface

Measure the upper side of the thickness = ceiling thickness, if you have previously measured the lower surface

Ceiling | Measure lower elevation surface

Height of the reference surface to the projection jump

ARCHICAD ceiling settings

Ceiling tool

Start measurement

Measure a single ceiling point in ARCHICAD

Polygon pallet

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

The polygon pallets of the individual tools

Polygon pallet| Ceiling

Polygon pallet | Morph

Polygon Palette | Fill

Selection | Polygon Method

Create 2D polygon > Ceiling | Morph | Fill

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

Available for: Ceiling | Morph | Fill

Create 3D polygon > Morph

Create a 3D polygon

Available for: Morph

Create open polygon > Morph

With the help of the Open Polygon you create a polygon from the first to the click on Create

Available for: Morph

Create Closed Polygon > Ceiling | Morph | Fill

With the help of the Closed Polygon you create a polygon from the first to the click on Create. Then the BIMmTool connects the measured tool (if possible) to a closed polygon

Ceiling | Morph | Fill

Polygon Construction Selection

Measure polygon with endpoints

Measure your element at your endpoints. You can switch between the individual measurement methods.

Measure a straight line.

  • #Click 1 Start point of the straight line

  • #Click 2 End point of the line

  • #Click 3 Next point for another straight line

  • #Click Change measurement method

  • Create to close the ceiling polygon

  • Cancel (results are measuring points and lines)

Tangential arc segment

  • #Click 1 for tangential arc segment

  • #Click Change measurement method

  • Create to close the ceiling polygon

  • Cancel (results are measuring points and lines)

Arc segment over 3 points

  • #Click 1 for start point

  • #Click 2 for point on the arc segment

  • #Click 3 End of the arc segment

  • #Click Change measurement method

  • Create to close the ceiling polygon

  • Cancel (results are measuring points and lines)

Measure polygon with 2 points per segment

Measure a ceiling using 2 measurements on each side

Straight segment

  • #Click 1 side 1 – 1st measurement

  • #Click 2 side 1 – 2nd measurement

  • #Click Change measurement method

  • Create to close the ceiling polygon

  • Cancel (results are measuring points and lines)

Curved segment

  • #Click 1 for start point

  • #Click 2 for point on the arc segment

  • #Click 3 End of the arc segment

  • #Click Change measurement method

  • Create to close the ceiling polygon

  • Cancel (results are measuring points and lines)

Measuring a polygon with splines

Measure a polygon as a spline using at least 3 measurements

  • #Click 1 Start Spline

  • #Click 2 2nd spline point

  • #Click 3 Spline is connected to #Click 1

  • #Click for more spline points

  • Create to close the ceiling polygon

  • Cancel (results are measuring points and lines)

Rectangle over 2 corners and 1 side

Measure a ceiling using 2 measurements at the corners and one at the side

  • #Click 1 First corner

  • #Click 2 Second Corner

  • #Click 3 First edge

  • The edge of click 3 is created parallel to the edge of click 1 and click 2

  • Cancel (results are measuring points and lines)

Polygon Palette Morph

Measure plane

Measure the plane of the morph

Measure a horizontal plane

  • #Click for horizontal plane

Measure a vertical plane

  • #Click for the first point of the vertical plane

  • #Click for the second point of the vertical plane

Measure an inclined plane

  • #Click for the first point of the inclined plane

  • #Click for the second point of the inclined plane

  • #Click for the third point of the inclined plane