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Converting IFC files into GDL Objects

Craig Boyer
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Using IFC content can be a great tool in building up a custom library. Follow the steps below to convert IFC content into GDL objects.

Opening Content

1. Go to File > Open > Open.

2. Select the IFC file to import, check the box next to Launch a new instance of ARCHICAD and click Open.


3. In the Library Parts Location dialogue box choose a location to save the library part and click OK.




4. The IFC file will be converted into a GDL object that is located in the Embedded Library (if Embedded Library was chosen in the previous step).


5. Place the object to verify how it looks.


Exporting & Archiving Content

Once IFC content has been imported and converted into a GDL object it can be exported to an office library for wider and repeat use. Visit the link below on exporting content from the Embedded Library. Exporting Content from the Embedded Library

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