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Triangulated 3DS models

Why imported 3ds models in AC have more polygons than they should have? I give an example: Let say I import a 3DS cube, it has 6 faces (the 4 lateral sides plus up and down sides) but in AC it comes very triagulated resulting in much more polygons in...

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ACAD LT dwgs won't open, heeeelp

I received AutoCAD LT dwg files, but they won’t open. No conversion dialogs, no questions, error messages, nothing, only blanc empty window resulting. LT files are in 2000 format, we tried also R14, the same. I tried AC 7.0, 8.1 and PM, open... and m...

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Estimate in AC?

If I create a composite wall of concrete and gyp. bd. with steel channels, does AC read that information to make an estimate? It is dependable? It is truth that Primavera Expedition can take out that kind of information?

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Converting to DXF and Proxy Objects

I am exporting each floor drawing to dxf to work with another program (reinforced concrete calcultations) The problem is that when i open that file in autocad is say its has proxy objects.. I see it alright in autocad 2000 but unfortunately the progr...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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ArchiCAD and SQL

hi, i'm trying to use sql for making queries to the database, but i can't quite figure out what sql-statements it understands and which ones i doesn't. does anybody have a clue or is i documentet somewhere? regards, vannassen

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File conversion and use problems - help

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm a student and have been using Archicad for about a year and a half. I'm using a late model Mac running OS X 10.3. I used to run (and still have loaded) AC 7.0, but I'm now using AC 8.0. Both are student versions. Here's ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Importing HPGL drawings from others into PM

I have received a PLT from an engineer. I need to make a change to the file. PM will import HPGL/2 files. PM 3.1v1 1410 is giving me an error messege and then stopping the import. Anyone else able to import a HPGL/2 file? I know this has been possibl...

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Text block issues when using ArchiCAD 8.1 Translator

We have noticed a strange anomaly with dwg files created using an ArchiCAD translator with Plotmaker 3.1 files (using drawings from ArchiCAD 8.1 files). Certain text blocks contained within the original ArchiCAD file get altered while being translate...

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Linking AC to Specification.

Has anyone tried linking AC to Specification information? I seem to recall that there was a way on windows but not on Mac and that it was microsoft based. Any comments and/or ideas much appriciated.

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Import from Rhino?

If we agree that shells like this can not be modeled by ArchiCAD, and let's say it is Rhino or any other modeling software, what is BEST procedure for 3D model import to ArchiCAD? I must say that DXF files are extremely big and ArchiCAD usually crash...

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