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Importing Autocad Drawings Into Archicad

peach49
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Can anyone help with this?

Im currently creating a 3d model in archicad of a site, which has a been surveyed in an autocad drawing.

In order to accurately get the levels onto the 3d model i need to somehow overlay my autocad drawing onto my archicad drawing so that i can draw on the contour lines from the survey. Can anyone suggest a way of importing an autocad drawing into archicad to scale so i can do this?

Thanks alot.
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Thomas Holm
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Please - I'm not here to read the manual for you. Just read the Help file, or the manual. You can even just drag the dwg file into a floor plan window.
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Laszlo Nagy
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Or you can just place the DWG file using the Drawing Tool, then resize it in its Dialog.
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jrscholl
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I have a question on importing 3D cad dwg drawings. Im trying to insert a 3D cad dwg of a site plan... the site dwg is already in a 3d format in Cad but when i import it into Archicad,it comes in as a 2d drawing... is there a certain reason for this or do 3d dwg's need to be imported differently then 2d dwg's? thanks, J
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Matthew Lohden
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jrscholl wrote:
I have a question on importing 3D cad dwg drawings. Im trying to insert a 3D cad dwg of a site plan... the site dwg is already in a 3d format in Cad but when i import it into Archicad,it comes in as a 2d drawing... is there a certain reason for this or do 3d dwg's need to be imported differently then 2d dwg's? thanks, J
ArchiCAD only imports 3D DWG as library parts. To convert 3D DWG to a site model you need ArchiTerra, but you will have to convert the DWG to DXF. I just did a very large site and it worked brilliantly (aside from the mediocre quality of the DWG file).
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Sanaa
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I have a question on importing a cad dwg drawings. Please help

I'm new in using ArchiCad and I'm trying to insert a cad dwg of a site plan so I can use it to set up my design. How could do that?

thanks

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
Start to read from Thomas post above.
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Sanaa
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Where?

Eduardo Rolon
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Second post from the top. OR start reading

page 386 "Drawings in Model Views" of ArchiCAD 12 Reference Guide
and
page 496 "Opening DWG/DXF Files"
and
in the help file search for drawing
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Laszlo Nagy
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Here is an Archicadwiki article that may be of help:

http://www.archicadwiki.com/TechNotes/Using%20DWG/DXF%20Files%20in%20ArchiCAD
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kliment
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Sanaa wrote:
Where?
HERE!
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Sanaa
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"Sanaa" wrote:
Can't I import a cad dwg drawings and convert it to archicad? Please help

thanks

Sanaa
Newcomer
laszlonagy wrote:
Here is an Archicadwiki article that may be of help:

http://www.archicadwiki.com/TechNotes/Using%20DWG/DXF%20Files%20in%20ArchiCAD

Thanks kliment

Sanaa
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Sanaa wrote:
Where?
Thank you eduardo

farzanehmirzay
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how we can Importing PDF Files As Drawings ?

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
File -> External Content -> Place External File

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If the PDF contains vectorial information, it is not an image scan, then you can right click and select explode.
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