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Aaron wrote:I saw that. Will try it out. However, nothing beats saving out to FBX as we could do in earlier ArchiCAD versions. I hope the datasmith plugin still allows it. Thx!
Epic have just provided the final versions of the twinmotion/datasmith connections.
versions for 23, 24 and 25
Has the direct link in 25 become more stable.
Unreal Engine 4.27 brings with it a new Datasmith Exporter for Archicad, the popular architectural CAD software by Graphisoft. The plugin provides support for the Datasmith Direct Link workflow, allowing Archicad users to synchronize their application with Unreal Engine and Twinmotion; as well as the ability to export data in the .udatasmith file format.
Just updated my model to AC25 but the linking crashes ArchiCAD everytime.
Did uninstall and reinstall of the Datasmith to no avail.
BTW to get the link to work:
Open TM to IMPORT
Open AC model to 3D window. (If you don't see the Datasmith plugin you can activate it from
WINDOW, PALETTES, DATASMITH.)
The refresh icon only activates when in 3D Window.
On TM click IMPORT and Select IMPORT DIRECT LINK
A window pops up that shows the available filename of the AC drawing you have open. Click OK.
Voila, you are connected.
When you want to update the TM, select refresh on DATASMITH toolbar in AC.
Works for me in AC24 but not AC25 which crashes everytime.
Not sure if Datasmith link or direct link is better just yet but I do see how it might be more flexible for UE.
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The lack of FBX format is unfortunately a big step backwards for Archicad users, it's a pity that Epic Games abandoned this format. For example, by linking an FBX file, you can automatically update and sync a model between Achicad and 3DSmax with Corona Render. Maybe Graphisoft would prepare a quick update though?