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Corrupt XML file


Hi everyone, 


I am trying to import an XML file with the property manager and get the following error message:


Importing failed. Please check if the chosen file is a valid and not corrupted XML file.


The file is allright (it's from a government website for 3D models of Berlin) and I can't seem to figure out what is going wrong here. I am using the ArchiCAD 26 education version. This is the file I am trying to import:


Any insight or advice would be much appreciated! 


The alleged "XML" file you downloaded there from FIS Broker aren't really XML files 😉

They are CityGML and can't be read by Archicad. The KIT has a tool called FZKViewer, which can be installed on Windows. This program allows viewing CityGML files and also converting them to STL and IFC. Although I have to say I find it quite buggy and slow.

QGIS had a plugin for CityGML as well, and I guess other GIS apps can read those files, too. Maybe someone in the urban planning department of your university can help you.


I never thought it was worth the hustle, tho. Even the LoD2 is still pretty bad from its detail level and can more or less only be used as a rough reference. It was always faster for me to just download the shapefiles from FIS Broker (via its WFS through QGIS) and extrude them directly.

Lucas Becker | AC 27 on Mac | Editor at SelfGDL | Developer of the GDL plugin for Sublime Text |
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Hi, thank you so much for the info and the links! Will try with the FZKViewer and if all fails, with your method. Cheers!

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