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external content into ArchiCAD Start project?

jzarmin
Newcomer
Hi, I'm using ArchiCAD Start 2009 on a mac. I'm trying to get a scanned hand-drawn sketch into a Layout. Using Epson Scan 2.95A.

Does anyone know of any way to get external content (either a jpeg or PDF) into a Layout? Or whether any of the formats that Photoshop can save out to can be opened in ArchiCAD? TIFF, PICT, BMP, PCX, TARGA.

any help would be appreciated

thanks
Jzarmin
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Erika Epstein
Booster
Place it as a drawing.

File>External Content> Place External Drawing.

You can place the scan or other drawings type into all but the 3D window in archicad or directly onto a sheet in the layout book.
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jzarmin
Newcomer
Right, that's how it works in the regular ArchiCAD software.

That function is disabled in the Start version of ArchiCAD. When I go to File-External Content, the only option then is Drawing Manager. Within Drawing Manager, the external source option is greyed out.

So I'm wondering if there's any work around?

Erika Epstein
Booster
I didn't realize that this function was disabled in the start version. Can you merge it in? Or drag and drop it into the correct window or layout?
Erika
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jzarmin
Newcomer
I just tried it and YES! It works. I merged a jpeg in and it came in as a figure that I could then resize. Thanks so much! I don't really use merge much so I hadn't thought of it. For some reason it couldn't merge in a PDF but it could a jpeg.

Drag and drop didn't work. I tried that earlier.

thanks again!

jzarmin

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
So this means that later you can also use the Figure Tool to place any of those bitmaps.

By the way, here is a list of what is in the Start edition compared to the full edition:

http://www.graphisoftus.com/products/start_comparison.php
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Erika Epstein
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Thanks for the link Laszlo.
It looks like jzarmin could also copy and paste.
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