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How to save Textures as .GSM file in Archicad 26

Sophie Cieply



I'm fairly new to Archicad 26 and was wondering if there's a way to save my textures so I don't need to keep recreating them each time I start a project?

I have attached a screenshot of what the Surface Settings shows me.


Thank you in advance,





You can use the attribute manager to transfer your textures into your template file. You just need to ensure you are loading all of the relevant libraries.


Other than that:

Options => Element Attributes => Enable Saving a Surface as GSM

Options => Element Attributes => Surfaces => [Relevant Surface] => Save as GSM

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Terminology is critical here.

A texture is an image file used by a surface material for viewing in 3D.

These texture image files just need to be located in a loaded library for your surfaces to have access to them.


Surface materials are attributes.

You can use the Attribute Manager to transfer them from one file to another.



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