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How to Create a Custom DXF-DWG Translator

Craig Boyer
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Collaboration with consultants many times involves the use of DXF-DWG files. Differences in office standards can make content graphically difficult to use. Luckily, the DXF-DWG translator can help users map attributes in ArchiCAD to those in DXF-DWG files. For an overview of the translator settings, click here. Follow the steps below to create a custom translator.

Create a Custom DXF-DWG Translator

1. Go to File > Interoperability > DXF-DWGDXF-DWG Translation Setup...

2. In the DXF-DWG Translation Setup dialogue box click the Create New... button.


3. Name the translator and click OK.


4. Give the translator a description.


5. After customizing the translator settings, click Save Settings & Close.

Customize the DXF-DWG Translator Settings

Refer to the links below on how to customize the settings in your custom DWF-DWG translator.

Using a DXF-DWG File as a an Attribute Mapping Template

Layer Mapping

Pens and Colors Mapping

Line Types Mapping

Fills Mapping

Font-Style Conversion Mapping

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