New member, long time AutoCAD user. Am considering a position with a firm using ArchiCAD. I have an extensive library which will need to be imported into the new firm's libraries. The new firm has a different layer (level) structure, colors, text styles, etc.
Is there a scripting facility in ArchiCAD which will allow me to import my ACAD R14 drawings one at a time, change the various parameters to comform to the new firm's standards, and then save as a new ArchiCAD drawing based on the existing drawing name?
Of course, I would write the necessary code to enable the translation.
Thanks for replies, mods please relocate if this should be in a different topic.
There is a DWG-DXF Translator in ArchiCAD that lets you specify rules for conversion between the two programs back and forth.
You can set up rules like to convert certain AutoCAD Layers to certain ArchiCAD Layers by defining pairs.
You can do the same with Pens.
Go to the folloowing page where you can find ArchiCA 15 Help:
The new firm is using ArchiCAD 14, and has not yet upgraded. I presume the translator for the previous version is similar? Also, I take it that there is no scripting or macro facility. It has been useful in ACAD for doing certain repetitious tasks.