Would be very nice and really Open (BIM)minded to provide this option...
Sorry for being slightly offtopic here, but I'd like to argue against that point.
Sure, for many users, that would be a short-term relief. But this would take away the pressure on the-company-which-name-shall-remain-silent completely.
It would unnecessarily brace the quasi-standard on RVT files, which – I think – can not be the goal.
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Maybe they were living in the future for a moment... The Teigha Libraries on which ARCHICAD relies for DWG support also have RVT file format support. This is a paid update to the developer. I'm not aware of anything in particular, but it seems that eventually we will see RVT-file format support in ARCHICAD. It is already happening in a few other applications.
I'm not convinced that having RVT support will magically resolve interoperability between AC & RVT, just like IFC isn't. RVT is still a widely different beast than AC is: Type/Instance difference (AC has no type properties), different material properties (more parameters at material level in RVT), different default property sets (Keynote, Assembly Code, Type Mark... in RVT), different approach to library objects (families based on geometric constraint-based sketching vs Basic programming in GDL), different approach to classification (AC can enable/disable availability of properties based on assigned classification values), reliance on Windows + .NET (especially when taking add-ins into account), visibility/graphics approach in RVT is different to graphic overrides in AC (overrides misses visibility) etc...
Maybe having good RVT file format support is moving attention away from IFC? I don't know.
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