Placing Drawings Onto the Layout

During drawing placement, ARCHICAD will use the Drawing’s Anchor Point as set in the Drawing Size and Appearance Panel of Drawing Default Settings. The same Anchor Point will anchor the drawing in case its source view is later modified and the drawing updated.
Note: When placing several items from the Navigator/Organizer simultaneously onto a Layout, the placement obeys the rules (such as “Auto Arrange”) set in the Drawing Placement section of Master Layout Settings.
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Use the File > External Content > Place External Drawing command.
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From the appearing Place Drawing dialog box, select a drawing file from the file system. (The PDF format, many image formats, DXF and DWG are among the available formats.) Click Open.
With a Layout window active, activate the Drawing tool from the Toolbox, then click on the Layout.
From the appearing Place Drawing dialog box, choose one of the following options as the Drawing source:
an internal view: The current project’s View Map is shown in the dialog box. Select a view, then click Place. (The properties of any selected view are displayed in the View Properties panel below.)
an external source: Click Browse to locate the Drawing file using a directory dialog box.
If you choose an ARCHICAD project file, the Place Drawing dialog box appears again, listing the View Map of the chosen project. Select a view, then click Place to place it on the active Layout window.
an external Teamwork Project: Click Browse. In the appearing Select Teamwork Project dialog box, choose the server and the project you need. The Place Drawing dialog box appears again, listing the View Map of the chosen project. Select a view, then click Place to place it on the active Layout window.
Important: To access the server and its projects, your user name must be present on the Teamwork project’s User list.
Note: This command not available in every localized ARCHICAD version.
With the Save view and place on Layout command, the new view will appear both in the View Map and in the Layout Book.
from the Document menu
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Click Open.
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The Import views from ARCHICAD Project dialog box appears. Choose the view(s) to import and a method for adding them to the Layout Book.
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Click Select. The views are added to the Layout Book.
Note: Keep in mind that if you link a drawing from a Teamwork project, that source Teamwork project must have the same version number as the host project.
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Click Select.
Important: To access the server and its projects, your user name must be present on the Teamwork project’s User list.
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The Import views from ARCHICAD Project dialog box appears. Choose the view(s) to import and a method for adding them to the Layout Book.
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Click Select. The views are added to the Layout Book.
Note: If you do not wish to launch ARCHICAD with each view placement, go to Options > Work Environment > More Options and check “Do not launch new instance of ARCHICAD.”
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