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Rhino file as an auto updating "block" inside ARCHICAD

Anonymous
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Hi,

I was wondering if there is a way of importing a rhino file inside ARCHICAD and having it to update automatically whenever the original Rhino file is overwritten.
I know about the live link with Grashopper but I tried an unfortunately this only seemed to work with Grashopper projects, not with Rhino projects.

Does anybody know a way to achieve this?

Best regards,
Vincent
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Emre Senoglu
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Hey Vincent, you can actually place Rhino objects as hotlinks inside Archicad and they will update. I haven't been able to get the materials to work properly though, so it isn't very functional in my opinion.
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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I don't know of any solution to this.
The "File > Libraries and Objects > Import Rhino 3DM File as Object" menu command file imports the Rhino file and converts it to a GDL Object, which you can then place with the Object Tool. However, this is not something that will update automatically. If the Rhino File changes, you would have to run the command again to convert it again, possibly overwriting the already existing GDL Object, thereby updating its content.
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strangeday
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Hi,
would be helpfull to know, which kind of content you need to import into AC(mass volume, object...and so on) from Rhino.
JDSV wrote:

I know about the live link with Grashopper but I tried an unfortunately this only seemed to work with Grashopper projects, not with Rhino projects.
What you say is true, anyway baking the geometry inside Grasshopper could easily give you the needed mesh, that could be imported into AC as morph, or at least as object.
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Emre Senoglu
Advocate
Hey Vincent, you can actually place Rhino objects as hotlinks inside Archicad and they will update. I haven't been able to get the materials to work properly though, so it isn't very functional in my opinion.
Archicad 22 TUR / 23 INT - Ryzen 2700x / Geforce GTX 1660Ti
Corona Renderer // Quixel Suite // Twinmotion // Rhinoceros
İmge Mimarlık // instagram

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