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


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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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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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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