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Upload New Objects into Archicad 24

MLSAussie
Participant

G'day All, 

 

I am a student so go easy on me please 😀

 

I don't know if this is the place to ask but I need some help. I would like to upload new 2D & 3D objects into Archicad 24. 

 

And I can't work out how to do it, is there a video on this? 

 

How does it all work?

 

Do I just download a jpeg drawing or image from a website and upload it into Archicad? 

 

So many questions sorry

 

Thank you 

 

Maree 

 

 

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Steve Jepson
Expert

It might depend on what the file formats is of the things you want to have in Archicad

Just copy and paste will work for most 2d things, there are are ways to import some things in 3d.    If you can give a specific example of what you want to bring into Archicad I am sure you will get some answers for how to do what you need to do.   In the case of importing an image file, Archicad has what is called the Figure Tool you can use for that.  or you can just copy and paste image files as well if you want.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd2QStYNPho

this is a list of file types you can open with Archicad   2021-10-06_15-42-38.jpg

 

there is an add-on for importing RFA files  2021-10-06_15-50-46.jpg

 

2021-10-06_15-52-27.jpg

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Hi Steve 

 

Thank you for this I where would I get the add on because my Archicad doesn't show the 3D studio or Import RFA or GDL 

 

Thanks 

Maree 

JK88
Contributor

Hi Maree,

If you are to import 3D objects in .GSM format, you can import that object via the object library. In the object library dialogue box, there is a small button located at the bottom of the screen where it allows you to call out the object library manager to import the LCF files or just select import to bring in GSM files. 

Usually I like to just drag the actual files into Archicad plan view and it knows what to do automatically and it's much quicker, but this drag and drop method works best with GSM files. 

JPEG images can be imported with the same method or you could use the Figure tool.

Hope this helps.

Hi JK88, 

 

Thanks for this... I tried dragging and dropping jpegs but they just stayed as jpegs 

 

I know I am missing something 

 

As I said I am really really new to this ... 

 

Thanks 

Maree 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


@MLSAussie wrote:

Hi JK88, 

 

Thanks for this... I tried dragging and dropping jpegs but they just stayed as jpegs 

 

I know I am missing something 


No you are not missing anything.

A JPG will remain a JPG - it is just an image.

it will not magically convert to a 3D (or even 2D) object if that is what you are expecting.

 

Barry.


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MLSAussie
Participant

I think I might try to explain myself a bit better 

 

I am using images and line drawing of furniture from a supplier to use in my designs

 

thank you 

 

see below 

 

 

Vanity Sizing.jpg

 

Vanity.jpg

 

 

 

 


@MLSAussie wrote:

I think I might try to explain myself a bit better 

 

I am using images and line drawing of furniture from a supplier to use in my designs


OK.

Images will remain as images and you can show them in your model (plans) just as you have attached them here to your post, but there is not much else you can do with them.

 

Line drawings can be imported as actual lines if they are DXF or DWG files.

You can then manipulate these lines in Archicad as if you drew them your self.

If the line drawings are an image (i.e. JPG, PNG, etc) then they are just images again - nothing you can do with them except insert them in your plans.

If they are PDFs, it may be possible to explode them into lines you can use, but it depends on the way the PDF was saved.

If it is just a scan or bitmap file saved as a PDF, then you can't explode it - it is just an image.

If it was created in a vectorial program (such as Archicad), then you can explode it into lines that you can use.

 

None of these will give you any kind of object though, just images or lines that you can use.

 

So if all you have is JPG files like the ones you attached here, then all you can do is insert them as images.

 

Barry.


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