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Using the Development Kit with Visual Studio 2022

Hi everyone, In the last couple of weeks we got several questions regarding Visual Studio 2022 and the API DevKit. If you try to use VS 2022 to build your AddOns, you have to keep in mind a few things. First, Archicad 25 and Archicad 26 is built with...

Resolved! Custom GUID

I'm playing around with different Create functions. I have noticed that a new element has always new GUID. When I'm passing GUID in element it is getting new GUID anyway. In some cases, I would like to define my own GUID and create an element with it...

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Resolved! Strange problem with overlapping dockable palettes on Mac

Hi all,I have got a very strange problem with two palettes on Archicad 20 on Mac: when both of them are opened and docked, they are totally overlapped as if there is only one of them, moving this "double" palette also moves both of them. When I drag ...

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APIDo_SaveID - saving to .xls from schedule

Hello I am trying to save a interactive schedule as a .xls file using APIDo_SaveID function. I have been able to open the interactive schedule view and now I want to be able to do a save as. There is no excel fileTypeID to apply to the API_FileSavePa...

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IFC Explorer application and feedback

I am currently writing an IFC reader application for Windows. Would anyone be interested in trying it and giving me some feedback? Maybe driving the application direction? Many thanks

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Resolved! Project Notes

Is there a method in the API to move info from properties to the project info fields. Getting the property values is fairly straight forward. But I tried to fill in the info field 'notes' using the supplied example: API_ProjectNoteInfo noteInfo; ACAP...

Slab poly fom List of Coords

I'm trying to encapsulate Creating Slab out of given List of Coords. Unfortunately, I got stuck. Mostly I got Err that passed polygon is wrong. I triple checked with related docs, examples and tried different options but it doesn't work. I have also ...

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Resolved! Zone Quantities Documentation

Got Area quantities for zones by following the examples - Thanks Tibor. But now looking for the documentation on setting the masks for the new functions. Can not find: ACAPI_ELEMENT_QUANTITY_MASK_SET in the developer site docs under the ACAPI functio...

Resolved! Zone Areas

Is there any way to obtain the measured and calculated areas of Zones using the API. I can obtain the zone structure of 'API_Zone_Type' for each zone but it does not appear to contain a area parameter. Need to compare zone areas to obtain FAR's and o...