thanks a lot that is fantastic options i wonder is that applied only on items like doors and windows only or it could apply on roof or slabs i mean is this options is limited to the elements that has no layers in its setting
Yes, it is limited to just the things listed in the screenshot. If you want a roof or slab to be in a special DWG layer, then you should put it in a separate layer in ArchiCAD itself.
You DO have the ability to rename ArchiCAD layers during the translation, though, if that is what you are asking about roofs and slabs:
So, if you have some roofs in A-ROOF and others in A-ROOF SHEATHING and the sheathing elements need to go into a DWG layer called A-ROOF STHG (e.g.), then just use the layer-to-layer panel in the DWG translator to do that.
In an ideal situation (that I have yet to encounter), the person to whom you are sending the DWG has their own standard layer names. Have them send you an empty DWG file with that info in it. In the DWG translator set-up, you can create a special translator just for them which uses their blank DWG as a 'template' file.
Then, when you do the layer-to-layer translator, the ArchiCAD layers will of course be in the ArchiCAD drop-down list - but now instead of having to type the client's layer names, all of the DWG layers from their template/reference file will show up in a drop-down list for the target layer.
See attached screenshot for where you attach a template DWG to your translator... next post will show how to use it...
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