Libraries & objects
Read articles about Archicad and BIMcloud libraries, their management and migration, objects and other library parts, etc.


MEP Library migration issue in Archicad 25 NED

Affected versions: Archicad 25 NED | Severity: workaround applicable Issue When migrating from Archicad 24 NED to Archicad 25 NED or vice versa, users may find that the MEP Library is not migrated properly. Cause From Archicad 25 NED, the MEP Library...

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BIMcomponents Frequently Asked Questions

About 1. What are the main objectives of Provide Full Visibility for Existing GDL Content Contrary to conventional wisdom GDL objects do exist in large bulks but they are spread all ov...

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How to Get Rid of Unused Objects in the Embedded Library

Sometimes the Embedded Library can get very disorganized. It can contain many unused Library Parts which makes the management of the Embedded Library difficult. You can go and check each Library Part if it is used or not in Library Manager: But it is...

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Adding Content to the Embedded Library

The Embedded Library is a place to store project specific content within an ArchiCAD project. Textures and objects that are going to be used again in other projects should be stored in an external library. Follow the steps below embed content into th...

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Exporting Content from the Embedded Library

Many times textures and imported objects get added to the Embedded Library. To make sure that this content can be used in the future, it is recommended that it be exported to an office library. Follow the steps below to go this. Note: Objects that ar...

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How to create a Library Container File (LCF)

In certain situations having a full library in an LCF is more useful than having the library in its original hierarchical folder structure form on your hard drive. Such situations are: Library Parts are not modified or not to be modified. Let us say ...

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Example for detecting missing Library Parts in Archicad

How to detect and fix issues related to missing Libraries with the help of a real-life Archicad project. Also see: How to detect and clear missing Library Parts The situation: We have a pln file created in Archicad 10. It was migrated into Archicad 1...

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How to detect and clear missing Library Parts

Also see: Example for detecting missing Library Parts in Archicad Why My Library Parts Are Missing? In Archicad, you can store objects and textures inside the project (Embedded Library) or in external locations (Linked library). To check and manage t...

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Library - Troubleshooting Guide

Masonry Arch Problem in Openings Issue Section/Elevation view of masonry arch in doors and windows contains extra lines when textured material is used and vectorial hatching is switched on. NOTE: This is the default setting in the French template. Ca...

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How to use BIM Components

There are thousands of generic and manufacturer-specific objects available with the cloud-based database.Architects and designers can share, upload, and download their objects, and members can discuss and rate the content of the por...

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How to extract Library Parts from the ARCHICAD Library LCF

You may wish to modify a Library Part of a library included in an LCF (Library Container File). You may wish to do so with the ARCHICAD default library LCF or with an LCF from a library developer. One option is to place the object you wish to modify,...

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Where are all the Library Objects

Where are all the Library Objects? Many years ago Library Parts of ARCHICAD were by default located in folder structures. The program shipped with a Library folder (e.g. ARCHICAD Library 6.5) and in this folder was located a complete folder structure...

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