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Autotext on Master Layout missings on DWG export

We have our title blocks set on the master layouts via linked views. This way the title block is easily edited separately, and gets immediatelu updated to all master layouts.

This works fine for PDF, but when we export DWG:s (with the drawings in Model Space linked to Paper Space layouts), the autotexts will not display the sheet information.

Only saving the entire sheet in Model Space will save the autotext information. This is not an option though, because of the scaling issues for other designers using the DWG:s down the line.

This is a bug in the DWG-exporter?
Katalin Borszeki
Hi, this is a known bug. The Layout and Master Layout behaviour has been synchronized in ARCHICAD 18 and this causes the issue. If an auto-text is placed on a worksheet and the worksheet is linked to the Master Layout, the auto-text values will not be saved to dwg. It could also be argued that this is not a bug, since if the auto-text is placed on the Master layout directly, the problem does not persist.
Katalin Borszeki
Implementation Specialist
GRAPHISOFT - the ArchiCAD knowledge base
Not applicable
Hello. This bug still persists in AC22, and is very frustrating when trying to correctly communicate DWGs (industry standard, right) to other team members, engineering offices, ...

I don't think this is a feature, especially since PDFs do export correctly...

Please fix (or at least offer the option in the translator)!
Thanks in advance
Erwin Edel
It can also be argued that having to put the same content on 20 or so different master layouts is a bit silly when you can do the same by placing one worksheet.

I do allways send PDF and DWG together, but it would be nice if the autotexts shows up in the export. Autotexts from Project Info do export, so there is no consistency either.

Things like client name, project number export fine, but then the layout name is missing.
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten

Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

It doesn't look like this has been fixed in Archicad 24 as we're experiencing this issue - can anyone else confirm? Extremely frustrating.





Thank you very much for the question and I am very sorry about the issue!

With options to export drawings in Model Space linked to Paper Space layouts, the autotexts can't be exported correctly. The reason for it is because the autotexts cannot be evaluated with the translator options "PaperSpace with ... Views Content", as they just show the referred views content in PaperSpace, meaning #LayId for example.


In order to achieve the same look as PDF export, we need to use Paper Space with Drawings as Blocks or Model Space instead, the DWG will show the correct content, but less "smart" of a DWG file, more like a plot or PDF.


I hope this explains the situation. I am very sorry for the inconvenience! Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this topic.

Thank you very much!


Best regards,


Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer

Hi Minh,


Thanks for letting us know. Is it going to be fixed so that it works when exporting to cropped view or full view though, as we need this to enable consultants to use the DWG.



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