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Archicad C++ API
About Archicad add-on development using the C++ API.

SDK Newbie - how to

Anonymous
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We are planning to do SDK work not before long.

A skilled C++ guy will join the team here.

How would you introduce him to the SDK - I mean, where to start?

Any documentation expect for GS´own?
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Ralph Wessel
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Frank wrote:
How would you introduce him to the SDK - I mean, where to start? Any documentation expect for GS´own?
The documentation from GS is sufficient. I would make absolutely certain the new developer understood that ArchiCAD is cross-platform, and to code accordingly. It is very easy to adopt an approach (or technology) which is locked into just one platform. For this reason, it is also a good idea to use the user interface components bundled with the API rather than the host OS or other toolkits/frameworks.

The developer is presumably familiar with plugin development in a general sense, but make sure they understand that an ArchiCAD plugin does not have all the freedom of an independent application.
Ralph Wessel BArch
Software Engineer Speckle Systems