Creating a Sketch Render in Archicad

A step by step guide to creating a simple sketch render in Archicad and placing it into a layout sheet.
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1. Select the ‘Document menu. 2. Select ‘Creative Imaging’ menu item.

3. Select ‘Photo Rendering Settings’.

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4. Change the render engine to ‘Sketch’ 5. Check the ‘Keep Proportions of 3D Window’ box. 6. Set the Resolution to 300 dpi. (this will ensure your image is large enough to print.

7. Press the ‘Size to 3d Button. *Optional - Change the dimension of the render from ‘pixels’ to ‘CM’ and resize the output size of the final render.

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8. Select the different Sketch Render Engine you would like to use.

*note - the number of polygonal edges in your model will increase the time it takes to produce a sketch render using Archicad.

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9. Select the ‘Enhancements’ tab and adjust the various settings to affect the result of the sketch render. 10. Select the ‘Sketch Line Settings’ tab to adjust the sketch line settings. 11. Select the ‘Hatch Line Settings’ to change the hatch line settings. 12. Select the ‘Shadow Line’ settings to change the shadow line settings.

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13. Select the ‘Background’ tab to change the type of background which is being used. You can change the background to different colours or to a different picture. (The Archicad library has several sketch type pictures avaliable.)

14. Press the ‘ok’ button to close the Photorendering Settings dialogue box.

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15. Click on the ‘Document’ menu. 16. Click on the ‘Creative Imaging’ menu item. 17. Click on the ‘PhotoRender Projection’ menu item.

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18. With the render open, click on the ‘save’ icon. 19. Type in the file name and select the correct file type. 20. Click on the ‘save’ button to save the rendered image as a jpeg.

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20. Navigate to the layout book and select the ‘More’ tab in the ToolBox.

21. Select the ‘ Figure’ icon to open the figure menu.

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22. Press the ‘Open Button’ and navigate to the location of the file you previously saved.

23. Press the ‘Ok’ button and place the image onto your layout sheet.