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Collaboration with other software

Read articles about model- and data exchange with 3rd party solutions: Revit, Solibri, dRofus, Bluebeam, structural analysis solutions, and IFC, BCF and DXF/DWG based exchange, etc.


Open BIM Workflow Improvements

Open BIM Workflow Improvements Graphisoft’s Open BIM approach continues to be the focal point, through which we support design teams in efficient multi-disciplinary collaboration. IFC4 certification for Architectural Reference Exchange for Import Dur...


Import/Export File Formats in Archicad

File Format Categories Archicad Formats Archicad BIMx Teamwork Library PlotMaker Diagnostics Other Formats CAD 3D/BIM Vector Graphics Image Point Cloud Video Documentation Archicad Formats Archicad Project Formats import / export .PLN Archicad Solo P...

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3DStudio In Add-On

This ARCHICAD Add-On can convert 3D Studio Max (.3ds) files to ARCHICAD as GDL objects. The conversion process can be customized by the user. Download and install "3DStudio In" Add-On You can download this Add-On amongst other Goodies by clicking on ...

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Export Component-Level Data to IFC

Export customized data for individual components in IFC format In earlier versions of Archicad, we couldn’t export customized data for individual components (not just elements as a whole) in IFC format, so component-level quantity reports required wo...

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Faster Export to FRILO

Frequently exporting SAF files to FRILO can be time consuming Structural engineers who use FRILO are currently spending quite some time exporting SAF files by selecting a save location and setting the path for export each time, which interrupts the w...

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SAF Translator Improvements

Adjusting SAF Translator settings Currently, structural engineers can create and adjust structural analytical models in Archicad and eventually export them to the structural analysis software via SAF translators. However, in earlier versions of Archi...

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Splitting Rules of IFC Mapping

This post is to follow up on the previously published ‘Syncing Zone Cover Fills and Floor Finishes’ article where we mapped the Cover Fill value of the Zones to a custom made IFC property and made it appear in the Zone Stamp, this way saving some tim...

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Rhinoceros — GDL Converter

The Rhinoceros - GDL Converter is a part of the Rhino – Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Toolset. Create native ARCHICAD objects in Rhinoceros With this toolset, designers can save a selected part of a Rhino model in a native ARCHICAD object file (.gsm or .lcf...


Rhinoceros Import/Export Add-ons

The Rhinoceros Import/Export Add-ons are parts of the Rhino – Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Toolset. Exchange models in Rhinoceros native file format Designers may choose to work with a "reference model workflow" by exporting and importing models between AR...


Open BIM

OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. OPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model. Why is...

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Importing 3DS Files as Objects

Using 3DS content can be a great tool in building up a custom library. In order to import 3DS files the 3DStudio In add-on will need to be installed. The add-on is part of the Goodies installer. After this package is installed, follow the steps below...

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Coordinates and Orientation

Create the ARCHICAD model close to the ARCHICAD origin, which is indicated by a black cross on the floor plan. Loss of precision or malfunction can be experienced if the project elements are located very far from the project origin or from each other...

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3D Studio Files in Archicad

Import 3ds Max Files (.3ds) With the help of '3DStudio' In Add-On you will be able to convert .3ds files to Archicad GDL objects. By default, it is not integrated into Archicad. You can find a detailed description about the Add-on and how it works on...

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mtron Graphisoft

Point Cloud - Troubleshooting Guide

Huge Point Clouds can't be opened in ARCHICAD Affected version: 19 and later | Severity: workaround applicable | ID: 191641IssueImporting Point Clouds that result in a .lcf file larger than 4GB cannot be done because of the limitation of the .lcf ext...

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Rhinoceros - GDL Converter - FAQ

What is the Rhinoceros - GDL Converter? The Rhinoceros® - GDL converter enables users on Windows platform to export a model created in Rhino, and import it to ARCHICAD (to both Mac and Windows platforms). The Rhino-ARCHICAD link converts Rhino model ...

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How to Open and Save 3D DWG or 3DS Files

3D modelling softwares have different engines to compute objects, they have their own file formats. The conversion between these applications goes usually in two ways: Using DWG/DXF format: the content of the file depends on the conversion system of ...

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automata Graphisoft