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1. Make a duplicate copy of the version 6.5, 7 or 8 file you wish to convert. This allows you to revert to the original if something happens during the process.
2. Open the ARCHICAD 10 File Converter by double-clicking on the app icon.
Note: If you are opening the file converter for the first time you will need to right click and open on a Mac and to right click and run as administrator on a PC.
3. A prompt will appear, click Launch.
4. In the Start ARCHICAD dialogue choose Open a Project and click Browse.
5. Select the ARCHICAD 6.5, 7 or 8 file and click Open.
6. In the left column of Library Manager, locate the missing libraries on your computer, select them, click the Add button and click Done.
Note: Older libraries including those for versions 6.5, 7 and 8 can be found here for the USA users and here for international users.
7. When opening version 6.5 or 7 files the following alert may appear. Click Convert. The Library Manager will then reappear and you'll need to click Reload.
8. Go to File > Save As... and choose ARCHICAD Archive Project (.PLA) for the format. Name the file in a way that denotes it is an ARCHICAD 10 file.
9. Open this newly saved ARCHICAD 10 file in your latest version of ARCHICAD. Migrate library objects as necessary.