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importing archiCAD files into vectorworks

Anonymous
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howdy

we have a project that was done exclusively in 2D

our client is now asking for vectorworks files

is that something we can provide... or do we need to export to dwg/ dxf

we are currently on archiCAD v11... but i have colleagues who are using v12 and v13 if they either of those versions are better for the task

any help greatly appreciated

yukioMishima
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Erika Epstein
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What file format(s) does vectorworks accept?
Erika
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Anonymous
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It will have to be dwg I'm afraid
The more recent versions of VW do IFC but if your project was only 2D then dwg is the way

Erika Epstein
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IFC will convert 2D information as well. but try the translators, round trip if that is what you will be doing.

Will they be working on the files in vectorworks?
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"

Anonymous
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apologies for the delay in responding

yeah.. they will be working on the files once we hand them over

this will not be round-trip... simply exporting out of archiCAD for their use in vectorworks

seems odd that as both products are owned by the same company.. that their is not a file format that can handle this outside of dwg/ dxf or ifc

thanks again one and all

yukioMishima

Erika Epstein
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I guess you are too lazy to ask your client which file formats it supports,
or do a search
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"

Anonymous
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erika

i did do a search... no file formats that provide a seemless/ native file transfer

thanks for your help though

yukioMishima

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