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now ive upgraded my architectural desktop 3.3 to 2004 the merge function does not seam to work. Ive my plans in CAD where i was about to merge into archicad8 but it doesnt bring up the window that it normally brings up. any ideas?

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ArchiCAD does not yet support AutoCAD 2004 DWG files. Save to AutoCAD 2000 or r14 formats.

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can you do that in ADT2004, when i looked through the save as list i only had 3 options.

can you save it as 2000 format?

I would expolode ADT 4 objects priorr to saving as 2000 version...just in case

Piotr Dobrowolski

Brendan GSUK
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You could always try the IFC import/export utlity. There are beta versions of IFC 2x add-ons available for both ArchiCAD and ADT 2004.

The ArchiCAD version is available on the GS website at
and for ADT you should visit

The ArchiCAD add-on is available free of charge, but there is a charge for the ADT add-on (€398). I have tested the output from the ADT add-on imported into AC and while there are a few minor issues, the results are pretty good.


we have just successfully opened a autocad2004 document with autocad2000. proxy graphics for archiCAD anyone?

from that it's easy to save as a 2000.dwg and into archiCAD...

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ADT 2004 supports saving as DWG in different flavours. Weéve had some troubles with this as the list of exporters in our classroom was different when launching AutoCAD with a different set of startup commands...

AutoCAD 2004 Drawing (*.dwg)
AutoCAD 2000/LT2000 Drawing (*.dwg)
AutoCAD Drawing Standards (*.dws)
AutoCAD Drawing Template (*.dwt)
AutoCAD 2004 DXF (*.dxf)
AutoCAD 2000/LT2000 DXF (*.dxf)
AutoCAD R12/LT12 DXF (*.dxf)

2000/LT2000 should be the best format for ArchiCAD.
--- stefan boeykens --- bim-expert-architect-engineer-musician ---
ARCHICAD-user since 1998

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doh, big efforts to get the latest software to find they dont work together. uninstall ADT2004 time back to 3.3 hmm

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You need to use the "Export to Autocad" function and not a save as to get the drawings into a 2000 format from 2004.

This gives you several different formats to save into.

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