Does anyone import steelwork models from other structural design programs and then use Archicad to build the building around them ?
I work for a building contractor and we're currently researching the use of 3D models as both a marketing also a scheduling tool etc. I know I can build a steel frame within Archicad but it won't be as precise as the steelwork contractor can do it on his own software. I often see nice 3D isometric drawings of steelwork, it would be nice just to import them and build around.
Anyone know if any steelwork software can export into a 3D format recognised by Archicad and does anyone work this way?
Does anyone know how a *ArchiCAD List Setup File* works ? A steelwork contractor has exported a steel frame from Tekla Structures into what I thought was an XML file, however, the extension is *.LIS and is recognised by PC as an ArchiCAD List Setup File.