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Copying elements between two different plans in AC24 on Mac

mthd
Mentor

Hi there, I am trying to copy a window element from one plan into another plan using AC24 with Mac. (I have two projects open with AC24). When I perform the copy and try to paste into the other plan the copy clipboard is empty ?

 

I remember doing this very move with my windows machine using AC24 a few months ago but why it’s not working now with Mac has go me stumped.

 

Anybody know what steps I am missing ?

AC8.1 - AC27 ARM AUS + CI Tools
Apple Mac Studio M1 Max Chip 10C CPU
24C GPU 7.8TF 32GB RAM OS Ventura
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You can’t copy windows or doors from one file to another independently of the wall. You need to copy and paste the wall that contains the window or door. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 27UKI Apple Silicon 27.1.1
macOS Sonoma (14.2)
mthd
Mentor

I will have to remember that from now on and to copy wall segments with either doors or windows in them.

 

Thank you for your help.

AC8.1 - AC27 ARM AUS + CI Tools
Apple Mac Studio M1 Max Chip 10C CPU
24C GPU 7.8TF 32GB RAM OS Ventura
Tim Ball
Expert

Copy the wall that the window sits in or just pick up the properties

Tim Ball

AC26, iMac

User since V5
mthd
Mentor

The good old teat pipette and inject the parameters treatment. It’s nice to know that it will also work across opened plan instances as well.

AC8.1 - AC27 ARM AUS + CI Tools
Apple Mac Studio M1 Max Chip 10C CPU
24C GPU 7.8TF 32GB RAM OS Ventura

@mthd wrote:

The good old teat pipette and inject the parameters treatment. It’s nice to know that it will also work across opened plan instances as well.


No it doesn't - only works within the current plan.

Only Copy & Paste will do what has been discussed.

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
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mthd
Mentor

Ok got it, so that will not work across opened plan files.

AC8.1 - AC27 ARM AUS + CI Tools
Apple Mac Studio M1 Max Chip 10C CPU
24C GPU 7.8TF 32GB RAM OS Ventura
Tim Ball
Expert

Another way is to pick up the parameters from a trace reference

Tim Ball

AC26, iMac

User since V5

@Tim Ball wrote:

Another way is to pick up the parameters from a trace reference


But not possible from separate files which is what the original poster wanted.

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

I didn’t know that we could pick up parameters from a trace reference even if it is in the same plan file. You learn something new every day with this software.

AC8.1 - AC27 ARM AUS + CI Tools
Apple Mac Studio M1 Max Chip 10C CPU
24C GPU 7.8TF 32GB RAM OS Ventura

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