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Converting SketchUp files into GDL Objects

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

Opening Content

1. Go to File > Open > Open.

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


3. The SketchUp file will be converted into a GDL object that is located in the Embedded Library. The object may also have associated textures that are needed to make it display correctly.





Exporting & Archiving Content

Once SkecthUp 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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