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File conversion and use problems - help

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm a student and have been using Archicad for about a year and a half. I'm using a late model Mac running OS X 10.3. I used to run (and still have loaded) AC 7.0, but I'm now using AC 8.0. Both are student versions. Here's ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Importing HPGL drawings from others into PM

I have received a PLT from an engineer. I need to make a change to the file. PM will import HPGL/2 files. PM 3.1v1 1410 is giving me an error messege and then stopping the import. Anyone else able to import a HPGL/2 file? I know this has been possibl...

tsturm by Newcomer
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Text block issues when using ArchiCAD 8.1 Translator

We have noticed a strange anomaly with dwg files created using an ArchiCAD translator with Plotmaker 3.1 files (using drawings from ArchiCAD 8.1 files). Certain text blocks contained within the original ArchiCAD file get altered while being translate...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Linking AC to Specification.

Has anyone tried linking AC to Specification information? I seem to recall that there was a way on windows but not on Mac and that it was microsoft based. Any comments and/or ideas much appriciated.

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Import from Rhino?

If we agree that shells like this can not be modeled by ArchiCAD, and let's say it is Rhino or any other modeling software, what is BEST procedure for 3D model import to ArchiCAD? I must say that DXF files are extremely big and ArchiCAD usually crash...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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reinstalling ArchiTerra 2.0 on new G5..

Hello all, I have just received a late Christmas present for myself.. a screaming G5 dual 2.0 gHz!! Needless to say I've been giddy all day, LOL!! Now for a question.. I've reinstalled ArchiCAD 8.1 from the CD mailed out late last year.. it pulls up ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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GDLExplorer

There's a program from Graphisoft called GDLExplorer that I have found on some furniture manufacturers' CD GDL catalogues, called GDLExplorer. I find this extremely useful to browse my libraries and choose a part to export into other programs, like S...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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DWG Layout and viewport contents into PM - HOW?

Greetings; A consultant has sent me a number of DWGs, consisting of a mass of info in model space filtered through viewports so that the only way to make sense of it all is to view the DWG in paperspace. PROBLEM: in the translator, "Import Drawing Da...

DennisG by Participant
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Font exchange from Acad to AC 8.1

When I import DWG file to AC 8.1 I would like to change all text to Helvetica font which I normaly use. In DWG translator under Miscelanious I have found option Font translation file, but I don't know how this file should look like. It should me .XML...

Gorazd by Contributor
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ArchiTerra2 from AC7 to AC81

I have a project with a terrain modeled with ArchiTerra 2.0 under ArchiCAD 7.0. When I try to open it with AC 8.1 I obtain a message saying that ArchiTerra extension is not available (althougt there is). If I try to edit any point I realize that I ha...