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Publish by relative path

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Maybe the subject to this wish should be something like "Ability To Set Root Directory" but i thought "Publish to relative path" was a more user friendly subject.

What i would like to do is to set the directory folder of the projects .pln as a root directory. So that i can direct my publish path relative to this root directive. This would also be able for other links, such as hotlinks, drawings, Xrefs etc.

With this feature one can move, or rename, a project map without the need to redirect the publish path or loosing other links/paths.

Does anybody els think this would be a good feature, or am i not thinking this through?

Emre Senoglu
Hey Hugo this definitely makes sense. Such a simple command that would make a huge difference in workflow. Would love to hear if there are any updates on this from Graphisoft's side.
AC26 ARM // MBP M2 Max // Ryzen 2700x | GTX 1660ti // UE5.1 | Twinmotion | Corona | Rhino


I agree, this along with more options for relative paths for hotlinks and libraries would be a very nice feature.

| AC 25 Int | Win10 | i7-7800X | 32 GB | GeForce RTX 2060 6GB |

Erwin Edel

This would keep me from cursing at co-workers who like to rename project folders too!

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten

Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5


Yes, agreed. And everything should be possible to be relatively linked.


Working with cloud services with automatic sync would be like heaven if we had relative paths in use. No matter you were at home, on the road, at hotel or at the office. Everything would be seemlesly the same for you. And better yet, for everybody in the office. No need to hassle anymore with showing your libraries locations, and relinking publishing paths.


I work at home, at the office and on the road too. Every now and then there is a need to open somebody elses project. Now I need to show Archicad the libraries by hand and so on, not productive.


So please, it's a strong wish!

AC25, Rhino6/7+Grasshopper, TwinMotionMac Pro 6,1 E5-1650v2-3,5GHz/128GB/eGPU:6800XT/11.6.5 • HP Z4/Xeon W-2195/256GB/RX6800XT/W10ProWS

Exactly what prompted me to see if this was implemented yet or not!

| AC 25 Int | Win10 | i7-7800X | 32 GB | GeForce RTX 2060 6GB |


+1 It gets a bit annoying after reusing a previous project to find all my published files in the old project folders as the path hasn't been updated.

Apple iMac macOS Ventura / AC26UKI (most recent builds)


How do we request this feature from Graphisoft? What's the best way to get their attention?

I agree, I run a small office and is such a pain in the butt not be able to set file paths to "root directory" or relative path or whatever you call it, we currently use the BIMcloud feature and DropBox and every time we have to publish we have to use only one computer, the one that has all the right file paths for publishing and reading files, if I try to publish from another computer I have to manually update all paths. 

AC26–5002 INT FULL/ MacOS Monterrey 12.6.3 / iMac Pro (2017) / 3,2 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon W / 32 GB 2666 MHz DDR4 / Radeon Pro Vega 56 8 GB.

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