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3d DWG Import changed in V25 ?????

gdford
Expert

It appears that V25 has lost the ability to import 3D dwg files.

When I compare the translators between v23 and v25 all of the translators seem to have lost the ability to import 3D dwg files....

Can anyone explain to me what is going on with this?

Is there a work around?

Gary Ford
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Archicad 12-25
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gdford
Expert

Geez - I figured it out.

Either the translator default settings have changed or maybe I modified the translator settings in V23 to allow for 3D import - I don't remember, but in the v25 default translators when you drill down to the options you can setup the translator to import 3d DWGs...

Gary Ford
Self Employed - Modeling, Estimating, Construction
Archicad 12-25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor
3701 Mhz, 12 Core(s), 24 Logical Processor(s)
(RAM) 128 GB
NVIDIA RTX A2000

when did that happen? I had thought the only way to deal with 3D DWG was to import them as a library object.

 

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Eduardo Rolon
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Have not checked but IIRC didn't you have to "import" the DWG in the 3D Window for it to be a 3D or you use "Open Object" under File-> Libraries and Objects.

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4dProof
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I just imported a 3d DWG on wednesday using the file > merge function. There is a checkbox to import as gsm object, which is what I use it for the most... never tried to import a full building/rpoject from 3d dwg

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Tim Ball
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Wouldn’t it be nicer if the import function recognised the file type and offered all the options available.

 

A single easy to use import function for every type of file it’s possible to import.

Tim Ball

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User since V5

Yes - the checkbox is correct. Imported 3D dwg is converted into a library object. the US translators by default are set to 2D import only. There is more overhead to converted dwg 3D elements than with converted IFC 3D elements, but the quality of the gsm converted dwg objects is better. Does anyone know if there is a good converter that will convert any 3D filetype to GSM?

Gary Ford
Self Employed - Modeling, Estimating, Construction
Archicad 12-25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor
3701 Mhz, 12 Core(s), 24 Logical Processor(s)
(RAM) 128 GB
NVIDIA RTX A2000

Archicad natively imports quite a few, like IFC, 3DS, SKP, etc.  The Revit plugin available from Graphisoft adds RVT and RFA.  If you want more, plus the ability to fine-tune the detail and leave out extraneous information, try the ModelPort plugin from ArchVista. https://day8.hu/modelport/ or https://archvista.com/modelport-download/

It opens the file in a separate application, so you can isolate individual elements and change import settings.  Takes. a little effort to get used to the utilitarian interface, but it adds FBX and DDAE formats, and improves several others.  You can then either save bit as regular GDL, or as a hybrid format that is much smaller, but will only run on computers with ModelPort installed.

Chuck Kottka
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gdford
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Thanks Da3dalus

Gary Ford
Self Employed - Modeling, Estimating, Construction
Archicad 12-25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor
3701 Mhz, 12 Core(s), 24 Logical Processor(s)
(RAM) 128 GB
NVIDIA RTX A2000

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