This third revision of the well-known, popular Cigraph plug-in retains the basic philosophy intact: ArchiTerra was conceived and is still being developed to provide the designer with a rapid tool for representing the context, environmental and urban planning and 3D terrain model management.
What is not obvious, however, is the method employed to organise and manage data, completely different from previous versions, paving the way for the introduction of new functions and making every operation updateable and modifiable by exploiting the dynamism of Boolean operations.
After downloading the free plug in, open the compressed file and place the Folder it contains in the ArchiCad/Add-Ons Folder.
The next time ArchiCAD is started up, there will be a new toolbox enabling you to create terrain models totally compatible with ArchiCad.
The ArchiTerra 3 package consists of three elements:
- the plug-in itself
- the dedicated library directory
- the manual, accessible directly from ArchiTerra help.
The default help language is English. To have the help file in other languages, just download the .pdf manual and use it to replace the English file in the ArchiTerra directory. As there are numerous modifications, we recommend even experts in the previous version to read the manual carefully.