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Better DWG import/export

Why use an xref dwg rather than a placed drawing?
To take advantage of hooks and a better graphic representation.

On the other hand it is sometimes impossible to use a dwg without having to modify it before its import. Archicad's Xref function then becomes incomplete and therefore unusable.

I want the import of DWG to be as simple as using the placed drawings (with hooks)

An example about how a thermal insulator is translated by Archicad :


Only thermal insulators are exploded.
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 26 FRA FULL

OS 11.6 Big Sur - MacBook Pro 2015 - 16Go RAM
"Quality is never an accident ; it's always the result of an intelligent effort" John Ruskin
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Solution
The solution :
1 - Change "Opening options" about the DWG translator.
2 - Input DWG by Xref with the right DWG translator.
3 - Open the Attribute manager and replace the type of line concerned (mine is called "dessin2|Continu").
4 - You are able to organise your kind of 2D line translation to automatise the thrid step into the DWG translator.

We are able with Archicad to input DWG
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 26 FRA FULL

OS 11.6 Big Sur - MacBook Pro 2015 - 16Go RAM
"Quality is never an accident ; it's always the result of an intelligent effort" John Ruskin

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Solution
The solution :
1 - Change "Opening options" about the DWG translator.
2 - Input DWG by Xref with the right DWG translator.
3 - Open the Attribute manager and replace the type of line concerned (mine is called "dessin2|Continu").
4 - You are able to organise your kind of 2D line translation to automatise the thrid step into the DWG translator.

We are able with Archicad to input DWG
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 26 FRA FULL

OS 11.6 Big Sur - MacBook Pro 2015 - 16Go RAM
"Quality is never an accident ; it's always the result of an intelligent effort" John Ruskin

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