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Collaboration with other software

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ARCHICAD Export to DWG/DXF

Save as DWG: You can save a project view or layout from ARCHICAD to DXF and DWG formats. To save only one part of the view, use the Marquee to delimit the project and select Save As command. When Save Plan dialog is displayed, choose DXF or DWG forma...

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DXF-DWG Export Translator Settings

Available: File > File Special > DXF-DWG Translation Setup By clicking on a Translator during export, you can see and edit its content in the fields below, which falls into six main groups: Drawing Units Value of 1 DXF/DWG Drawing Unit in Archicad: A...

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Placing DWGs as Drawings

Many consultants, including civil engineers and landscape architects, collaborate using DWGs. Referencing this content is a great way to selectively bring this data into a project file. Benefits to Using a DWG as a Reference Prevents unwanted attribu...

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DWG Layers' visibility in ARCHICAD

To control the visibility of objects, usually there are more Layers used in DWG projects. Let's see how can the different import options in ARCHICAD manage the DWG layers: Open File » Open To define how elements in ARCHICAD will be interpreted use th...

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DXF-DWG Font Style Conversion Mapping

Follow the steps below to map line types in ArchiCAD to those in a DXF/DWG file. For an overview on DXF/DWG translators, click here. 1. Select the translator you wish to edit. 2. In the Settings tab, navigate to the Save Options and make sure that a ...

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DXF-DWG Line Types Mapping

Follow the steps below to map line types in ArchiCAD to those in a DXF/DWG file. For an overview on DXF/DWG translators, click here. 1. Select the translator you wish to edit. 2. In the Settings tab, navigate to the Save Options and make sure that a ...

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DXF-DWG Layers Mapping

Follow the steps below to map line types in ArchiCAD to those in a DXF/DWG file. For an overview on DXF/DWG translators, click here. 1. Select the translator you wish to edit. 2. In the Settings tab, navigate to the Save Options and make sure that a ...

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An Overview of DXF/DWG Translators

Overview of DXF/DWG Translators DXF/DWG translators allow ARCHICAD users apply a set of conversion rules to content being imported and exported from the program. Multiple translators can be setup to handle content from multiple consultants. To access...

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DXF-DWG Pens and Colors Mapping

Follow the steps below to map line types in ArchiCAD to those in a DXF/DWG file. For an overview on DXF/DWG translators, click here. 1. Select the translator you wish to edit. 2. In the Settings tab, navigate to the Save Options and make sure that a ...

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DXF-DWG Fills Mapping

Follow the steps below to map line types in ArchiCAD to those in a DXF/DWG file. For an overview on DXF/DWG translators, click here. 1. Select the translator you wish to edit. 2. In the Settings tab, navigate to the Save Options and make sure that a ...

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How to Create a Custom DXF-DWG Translator

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 ...

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DWG - Troubleshooting Guide

Check Translator Settings DXF-DWG Translator basics DXF-DWG Translator settings for Import DXF-DWG Translator settings for Export Known Issues ARCHICAD Template and DWG Translator Problem Issue: A DWG file exported from ARCHICAD might have different ...

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How to Open and Save 3D DWG or 3DS Files

3D modelling softwares have different engines to compute objects, they have their own file formats. The conversion between these applications goes usually in two ways: Using DWG/DXF format: the content of the file depends on the conversion system of ...

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Importing DXF/DWG files into Archicad

The DXF/DWG Add-On is installed together with the Archicad package and is smoothly integrated into the Archicad user interface. It allows you to: Open AutoCAD drawings as Archicad Project or Archicad Library Parts File » Open It is worth using it if ...

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Tips to Import DWG Files as Trace Reference

Sometimes we get reference files such as site plans, drafting aids, plans from co-workers in DWG format that we should not modify. To display two different views concurrently in any ARCHICAD model or layout window, we can use the Trace Reference feat...

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DXF-DWG Translator

Use this dialog box to define how elements in ARCHICAD will be interpreted when exported as DXF/DWG files, and vice versa: how the elements in DXF/DWG files will be interpreted when imported into ARCHICAD. Because of the difference between AutoCAD an...

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DXF-DWG Import Translator Settings

File/File Special/DXF-DWG Translation Setup By clicking on a Translator during import, you can see and edit its content in the fields below, which falls into five main groups: DXF-DWG Translator Settings Drawing Unit Select the correct value of 1 DXF...

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XREFs

XREFs are External reference files: DXF or DWG filetypes which can be imported into ARCHICAD. It facilitates to collaborate with Sturctural Engineers. A common use for XREFs is to draw elements that are common to several kinds of drawings within a Pr...

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