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

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Parametric Object Creation for Archicad with Grasshopper

GDL scripting has its beauties, but it’s definitely not for everyone and in general it would be nice to be able to create parametric objects in Archicad more easily. Grasshopper and the Live Connection can help with this up to a certain point by crea...

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Snow Globe series: Happy New Year by Bart Cuppens

Welcome to our series of articles from the Snow Globe Challenge! We invited some of the participants of the challenge to elaborate on their entries, share their workflows and tips&tricks. Enjoy and feel free to drop us a comment if you have any quest...

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How to create Custom Object Components

For an overview of the Custom Component feature, see Create Custom Components:Example Workflows ArchiTIPS on Facebook In this Tech Tip we will show how to create a custom object component, in this case a custom door panel for a Basin Cabinet We place...

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Converting IFC files into GDL Objects

Using IFC content can be a great tool in building up a custom library. Follow the steps below to convert IFC content into GDL objects. Opening Content 1. Go to File > Open > Open. 2. Select the IFC file to import, check the box next to Launch a new i...

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Converting 3D DXF/DWG Files into GDL Objects

Using 3D DXF/DWG content can be a great tool in building up a custom library. Follow the steps below to convert 3D DXF/DWG content into GDL objects. 1. Go to File > Libraries and Objects > Import Blocks from DXF/DWG. 2. Select the DWG file to import ...

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Converting SketchUp files into GDL Objects

Using SketchUp content can be a great tool in building up a custom library. Follow the steps below to convert SketchUp content into GDL objects. Opening Content 1. Go to File > Open > Open. 2. Select the SketchUp file to import, check the box next to...

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Converting STL files into GDL Objects

Using STL (StereoLithography File) content can be a great tool in building up a custom library. Follow the steps below to convert STL content into GDL objects. Opening Content 1. Go to File > Open > Open. 2. Select the STL file to import, check the b...

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How to create Text-shaped Holes

There is an easy way to create text shaped holes in any construction elements with the following steps: Step 1: Open Text Object Select "3D Text Object" from the ARCHICAD Library in Object Settings dialog. It can be found in ARCHICAD version's Basic ...

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GDL Object Downloads for ARCHICAD

Objects on BIMcomponents.com ARCHICAD’s modeling capabilities, connected with the cloud-based BIM Component database allows you to create, search, upload, and download custom BIM components of your choice. The fully-integrated web portal makes sharin...

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Creating a Property Object

This description will take you through an example of assigning a property object to a wall. The property object can have one or more properties and these properties can be programmed, linked to a database and used for material takeoffs. The same conc...

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