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ETABS and ArchiCAD, SAF and ifc files

Afeefa Adeeba Rahman
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Hi, I was trying to explore collaboration with ETABS but am facing a problem importing the SAF file where there is no option to import SAF in my ETABS 2020 and the XML import also shows errors related to single and multiple XML files.  

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Assigning loads in ArchiCAD also have some issue and the IFC import gives warnings, with some of the boxes unchecked. 

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

According to this document, ETABS does not currently support SAF (Structural Analytical Format):

 

https://www.saf.guide/en/stable/getting-started/who-supports-saf.html

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Thank you so much for your reply! But how can I import the live load in ETABS? Is there any detailed workflow tutorial? 

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

I do not know of any such document. As far as I know, the SAF file format is the only way currently using which Archicad can exchange such data with Structural Analytical software like ETABS, but only if the other software also supports SAF file import/export.

Someone else may chime in here if they have a solution, but I cannot be more help in this topic.

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Thank you again for your reply!