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Anonymous
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hi, every one

1. can archicad export 3d pdf?

2. can i open an AC12 pln file in AC10?

3. do archicad pln file support uni-code? because in autocad, when i create a file with traditional-chinese annotation, when open it in mainland china, the annotations can't be shown. the annotation become unreadable.

any help would be appreciated
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David Maudlin
Virtuoso
angus wrote:
2. can i open an AC12 pln file in AC10?
Angus:

The only way to open an ArchiCAD 12 file in ArchiCAD 10 is to Save As... the 12 file as an 11 file, open that file in 11, then Save As... the 11 file as a 10 file. When you do this, you will get warnings that features available in the later versions will be eliminated as you save backwards. Also, the ArchiCAD 12 (and 11) library will not be able to be read by ArchiCAD 10.

David
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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angus wrote:
hi, every one

1. can archicad export 3d pdf?
Yes, the Help file will tell you how to save these U3D files.
But, as far as I know (from the Help file) it is a Windows-only feature.
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Laszlo Nagy
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angus wrote:
3. do archicad pln file support uni-code? because in autocad, when i create a file with traditional-chinese annotation, when open it in mainland china, the annotations can't be shown. the annotation become unreadable.

any help would be appreciated
Two pages that may answer it for you:

ArchiCAD (from version 9) supports the Unicode standard:

http://www.archicadwiki.com/Font%20Script%20Codes

GDL files are Unicode in AC 11 and later:

http://www.archicadwiki.com/ArchiCAD%2011#UnicodeGDL
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Thomas Holm
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laszlonagy wrote:
angus wrote:
hi, every one

1. can archicad export 3d pdf?
Yes, the Help file will tell you how to save these U3D files.
But, as far as I know (from the Help file) it is a Windows-only feature.
I have saved U3D files from the 3D window in AC10 and 11/Mac. Works OK. Not tried yet in 12.

I think the ability to include U3Ds in Archicad-Published pdfs is Windows-only, but I'm not sure.
AC4.1-AC26SWE; MacOS13.5.1; MP5,1+MBP16,1
Anonymous
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Thomas wrote:
laszlonagy wrote:
angus wrote:
hi, every one

1. can archicad export 3d pdf?
Yes, the Help file will tell you how to save these U3D files.
But, as far as I know (from the Help file) it is a Windows-only feature.
I have saved U3D files from the 3D window in AC10 and 11/Mac. Works OK. Not tried yet in 12.

I think the ability to include U3Ds in Archicad-Published pdfs is Windows-only, but I'm not sure.

the help file said it is for window only, did u mean that u used mac to export U3D file and browse in window?
Thomas Holm
Booster
angus wrote:
the help file said it is for window only, did u mean that u used mac to export U3D file and browse in window?
Yes, but as said, not with the Publisher. And viewing U3Ds with Adobe Reader is OK on the Mac.
AC4.1-AC26SWE; MacOS13.5.1; MP5,1+MBP16,1
Anonymous
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Thomas wrote:
angus wrote:
the help file said it is for window only, did u mean that u used mac to export U3D file and browse in window?
Yes, but as said, not with the Publisher. And viewing U3Ds with Adobe Reader is OK on the Mac.
ok thanks,,,,, but we need is the adobe professional version
Thomas Holm
Booster
angus wrote:
ok thanks,,,,, but we need is the adobe professional version
Even better there!

But you won't get full functionality out of this feature on the Mac until GS enables it for the Publisher.
AC4.1-AC26SWE; MacOS13.5.1; MP5,1+MBP16,1

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