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Always Revert 'Save As' and the First 'Save' to .pln

It would e great if the first Save and any Save as command made the Save dialogue would default to .pln as opposed to the last file format selected. We have experienced several instances where a user has opened a DWG file and worked on it, adding 3D data then selected Save for the first save and it has defaulted to DWG, they haven't noticed, proceeded with the save and lost all of the 3D data. If the dialogue defaulted to .pln the user would always have the opportunity to resave as another format, once it's saved to another format there is no way to go back to the .pln.

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 27UKI Apple Silicon 27.2.0
macOS Sonoma (14.4.1)

I wholeheartedly second this request.

AC24 / AC26

Same here. And now that we are at it, how about also fixing Archicad not recogonizing where the current file is (for example, if you have 2 archicad instances open, with different files, the location folder you save in one, will appear in the other instance, which can lead to pretty undesirable situations).

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