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Unable to see imported DWG in Archicad


Hi, i tried to import a dwg file in Archicad, I was able to choose the file from my desktop, even able to see the placing point and size of the file. however, when i press load, i couldnt see the dwg file in my Archicad. Does anyone know how to solve this issue ? 

Karl Ottenstein

I would guess that the content is really far away from the current zoomed view... do a zoom extents - cmd+' / ctrl+' after placing the dwg.

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AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB

I kept having this issue. Try changing your renovation filter to ‘Show All’. It’s likely imported the data as New and Archicad is set to Existing or vice  versa. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 27UKI Apple Silicon 27.2.1
macOS Sonoma (14.5)