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ArchiCAD 18 Export to Artlantis - Group Materials

genarch
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In past versions of ArchiCAD, when I exported to Artlanis all materials would be grouped together regardless of what layer they were on. With v18 the materials are grouped together by layer, so in Artlantis I can have several copies of the same material on different layers. The problem here is that I then have to make the same tweak to that material multiple times so it looks the same in each instance.

Is anyone else having that issue? There are no options (button grayed out) in the Artlantis export to group by material.
Mac OSX 10.15.7
AC25, Artlantis 2020, TwinMotion
iMac Pro 2017 / 8-core 3.2 GHz / 32GB RAM
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Makes sure you tick the 'unique layer' to not get duplicate materials.
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

genarch
Contributor
Erwin wrote:
Makes sure you tick the 'unique layer' to not get duplicate materials.
Thank you, I did manage to figure that out yesterday but doesn't that seem to be the opposite of what you would expect to happen? Oh well, so long as it works!
Mac OSX 10.15.7
AC25, Artlantis 2020, TwinMotion
iMac Pro 2017 / 8-core 3.2 GHz / 32GB RAM

Katalin Borszeki
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Dear All, We checked previous versions of ArchiCAD (back to AC15) and the export of .atl files have always been working as Erwin mentioned below.
The elements (and surfaces) were exported by layers except if you ticked the "unique layer" checkbox. In this case all ArchiCAD elements were created on the same layer and the same surfaces were editable together in Artlantis.

Please see the Artlantis FAQ article about the "unique layer' here:
http://www.artlantis.ie/artlantis_faq.htm#export_artlantis
Katalin Borszeki
Implementation Specialist
GRAPHISOFT

http://helpcenter.graphisoft.com - the ArchiCAD knowledge base

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