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Automatic file conversion

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Hi,

 

We are setting up a file conversion service and would like to support Archicad file format. 
 
I would like to set up a service that opens a .dwg file and saves it as .pln. Preferably, I would call Archicad from the command line with the input and output files as arguments. However, if it is possible to start Archicad with a script, from command line, that opens and re-saves a file it would also be a viable option.
 
As I have not been able to find an existing solution to the issue, I have been looking at the documentation, and examples, for scripting AC with python. 
 
It seems straight forward to 
1. open a connection
2. open a file
3. save the file  
 
However, when running the script from VS code, as suggested in the article, I am unable to connect without specifying a port number to connect to

 

 

from Archicad import ACConnection

# create connection
conn = ACConnection.connect()
assert conn

acc = conn.commands
act = conn.types
acu = conn.utilities

# open file 
acc.OpenFile(r"C:\temp\box1.dwg")​

 

 

 

python "C:\temp\export.py"
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\temp\export.py", line 10, in <module>
    conn = ACConnection.connect()
TypeError: connect() missing 1 required positional argument: 'port'

 

 

 

Furthermore, when running it from the 'Python palette' inside AC it does not find the open file command from 
http://archicadapi.graphisoft.com/archicadPythonPackage/Archicad.releases.ac24.html

 
Is there a way to adjust the script to work from command line, and add the saving of the file?
 
Thank you in advance
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