LabPP_Calc kit is designed for rapid calculation of CAD ArchiCAD.
LabPP_Calc provides an alternative mechanism for calculating staffing budgets in ArchiCAD and does not require professional skills. It is often convenient to represent the performance of Fragments of the building elements designed for other purposes. Such as a garage with a side blind area is made with the use of 3d-meshes and walls to changing the profile.
LabPP_Calc provides a convenient mechanism to use spreadsheets. In spreadsheets, it is convenient to store your own formula calculations. These files are tangible, they are easy to print, modify, transmit colleagues. Substituting the new source data to quickly obtain fairly accurate and timely results.
LabPP_Calc provides a convenient mechanism for interaction with other programs via the clipboard. Such as regular Windows calculator program for calculating and budgeting GrandSMETA can get the number of ArchiCAD.
Dividing the amount of masonry on the volume of a brick can be easily determined and the amount of material and amount of work. You can now use ArchiCAD as a means of designing your own garage, home, etc. facilities where necessary to hire workers to negotiate with them about payment, control and optimize the flow of materials.
Particularly advantageous when testing estimates. For example, if you bring a quote for painting the basement you can easily check the area, paint consumption, etc. and any attempt to inflate the consumption of materials or the amount of work does not slip out of your control, because it is easily done. In the spreadsheet is written as a secretary, and you consider them immediately. It is worth umozri-respect to submit another benefit of using the mechanism for calculating LabPP_Calc. With its simplicity and symbolic value, we offer the technology is really impressive.
A good process should not be difficult.

The purpose of the program LabPP_Calc

Interaction with the program is carried out through its palette of tools.
To start palette LabPP_Calc enter into item of the menu, as shown in figure.

Start LabPP_Calc palette

On the screen there will be a palette of tools of the program.

LabPP_Calc palette

Choose and establish in space of your virtual model object or group of objects for which it is necessary to execute calculation.
You can simultaneously specify the fragments executed by various elements.
For convenience use regular means ArchiCAD for a choice of objects: Shift+Leftkey of the mouse and Ctrl+Rightkey of the mouse.

For performance of calculation press the button with the calculator image.
Thus in a floor of the list of variables the information on type and quantity of elements and values of the sums of properties which are available for all types of these elements will be reflected.
For example, if the wall and flat range by virtue of that the range does not possess property "Volume", value of this variable is not summarized is chosen and does not show in the list.
And at a choice of a wall and a 3d-grid, for example, their volumes develop.

Do calculations in ARCHICAD

 

 

LabPP_Calc Gives an opportunity of use of two types of spreadsheets: Excel and OpenOffice.

Data transmission to Excel

Execute calculation.
Choose a variable interesting you in the list of variables LabPP_Calc.

Open available or create a new file of spreadsheets Excel. Choose a cell where you wish to place results of calculation.
Press the button with Excel icon. Thus value will be inserted into the specified cell of a spreadsheet.

Use a field of input « the name of calculation » to fix in spreadsheets at once that you have calculated. For example «Отмостка». Note чекбокс and at data transmission in Excel to the left of value or names of a variable this phrase will be placed. чекбокс "Variable" similarly works. Thus a spreadsheet to the left of value the name of a variable is inserted.

Consider, that if for an insert the cell which is being the most left column of a spreadsheet is chosen and you have established чекбоксы for inserts of the name of calculation and (or) the name of a variable LabPP_Calc gives out the message about not to a critical mistake (in fact at the left cells for record is not present). In this case simply choose current a cell, отстоящую on some columns more to the right.

After data transmission in a spreadsheet current there is a cell which is being from below so at consecutive performance of calculations there is no necessity to specify a current cell. It gets out automatically.

Data transmission in OpenOffice

Execute calculation.
Choose a variable interesting you in the list of variables LabPP_Calc.

Press the button with OpenOffice pictogramm. Open available or create a new file of spreadsheets OpenOffice. Choose a cell where you wish to place results of calculation.. Thus value will be inserted into the specified cell of a spreadsheet.

The further actions are similar as with Excel.

Data transmission in other programs

Data transmission in other programs is carried out through the buffer of operational system.
Execute calculation.
Choose a variable in the list of variables LabPP_Calc.

Some programs demand a comma or a point in fractional numbers.
Depending on it press one of buttons: ",M" or ".M".

For use for example calculator Windows press in it Ctrl+V or execute item its menu, as shown in figure.

Data transmission from ARCHICAD to other programs

The described way is tested, we perceive, is convenient and sufficient for data exchange in programs of calculation of estimates (for example GrandSMETA, WinSmeta) and other specialized programs.