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Importing/ exporting Ecodesigner materials in AC 16

Anonymous
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Hi everyone, I'm testing my brand new Archicad 16 and was wondering: how can I export the product catalogue of my Ecodesigner materials?

I was able to export it as .xml file from Archicad15+ED, but I could not find a way to do the same in version #16.

Thanks!

Enrico
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Do you want to use the XML Material catalog in AC16?
I think you can just add it manually to the MaterialCatalog.xml file in the EnergyEvaluation folder.
On my computer it is at:

C:\Program Files\Graphisoft\ArchiCAD 16 INT\Add-Ons\EnergyEvaluation\INT
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Anonymous
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Excellent! That's exactly what I needed.

Any chance I can add a custom material library, like I can add custom object libraries and databases?

Thanks again!
Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
I am not absolutely certain, but I suppose that this is the XML file ArchiCAD reads when you click the Material Catalog button in the Fill Types Dialog. So I think there must be one such file.
What I would do is I would create these Material Groups with easily identifiable names. Then I would place them either at the beginning or the end of this XML files. As I see ArchiCAD reads the file contents in sequence so if you put them at the beginning they will be in the beginning in the Material Catalog Dialog.
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AMD Ryzen9 5900X CPU, 64 GB RAM 3600 MHz, Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), Windows 10 PRO ENG, Ac20-Ac27
Anonymous
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Ok, I'll try. Thanks again!