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Copy a building from one file to another

Gisele
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Is there a way to copy a two-story building with its annotation from one file to another without using a Hotlink?

 

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Solution
Gerry Leonor
Advisor

you can try a Merge File operation.

just a heads up. i haven't done this in a long while but you might want to make sure that you have at least the same number of stories & same story heights in your active file (the one you're working on) as with your origin file (the file you're importing). Also, this will bring in all attributes & might not be a guarantee that the index numbers will align between your Active File & your Origin File.

 

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File > Interoperability > Merge > Merge from File

 

when the Merge File window pops up, make sure to select the "All Files" setting at the bottom 

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go to the directory of that .pln file & click Open

when the Merge pop up appears asking you which part of the PLN file to bring in, select the first option "Virtual Building (All Stories)"

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on the other hand, you could simply do a Save As copy of your origin file & strip out the Layout Book if you don't need the drawings in there.

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Gisele
Advocate

How to "Save As copy of the origin file & strip out the Layout Book?"

AC 26 - 5002 USA FULL
Win11 Pro 22H2 - 13th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-13900KF 3.00 GHz - 64 GB - 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Solution
Gerry Leonor
Advisor

if you don't have it open & if you have Windows Explorer open, go the directory & make a copy of the file with a different file name.

if you have the file open, go to File  & click "Save As" & save it under a different file name.

open that second file & simply delete all the layouts in the Layout Book.

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