Explode into Current View

Choosing Edit > Reshape > Explode into Current View will turn selected elements (Floor Plan and other 2D windows only) into 2D drawing primitives (Lines without arrowheads, Circles, Arcs, Elliptic arcs, Splines, unframed Fills, single-line Texts).
Note: The Explode command will not affect grouped or locked elements. Turn on Suspend Groups before exploding grouped elements.
Note: If you explode a construction element with the “Keep Original Elements” box unchecked, then that element will no longer exists as a construction element. Consequently, it will disappear from other model views (model-type Sections, Elevations, IEs, 3D Documents).
Note for Teamwork users: If you choose an option that creates new attributes, you must first have the needed access right (e.g. Create Layers). If you do not have the right, a warning appears, and the option is grayed out.
Use Drawing’s Layer: All resulting drawing primitives will be placed on the same Layer as the Drawing is on.
Import Embedded Layers: This option means that the drawing primitives will be placed on layers corresponding to their layer assignment in the Drawing source (e.g. DWG file). Those embedded layers will be imported into your ARCHICAD project.
Note for Teamwork users: If you choose an option that creates new attributes, you must first have the needed access right (e.g. Create Layers). If you do not have the right, a warning appears, and the option is grayed out.
Layers: Choose the Layer on which to place the drawing primitives that will result from the Explode:
Use Drawing’s Layer: All resulting drawing primitives will be placed on the same Layer as the Drawing is on.
Import Embedded Layers: This option means that the drawing primitives will be placed on layers corresponding to their layer assignment in the Drawing source (the PDF document). Those embedded layers will be imported into your ARCHICAD project.
Line Types: Choose a method for defining the drawing primitives’ line types.
Use Project’s Attributes: No new Line Types will be imported from the Drawing’s source file; the project’s existing line types will be used. If there is no perfect match, then the drawing primitives will use the one of four basic Line Types – solid, dashed, dotted-and-dashed, or dotted – which corresponds to the exploded element’s original Line Type.
Substitute With Similar: New Line Types are imported only if the drawing primitive does not correspond to any of the four basic Line Types.
Import All: All Line Types from the PDF source are imported and added to the ARCHICAD project attributes.
Fill Types: Choose a method for defining the drawing primitives’ fill types.
Use Project’s Attributes: No new Fill Types will be imported from the Drawing’s source file. Any fills in the drawing primitives that have no counterpart among the project’s attributes will be transformed into solid fills.
Generate Symbol Fills: For any fills in the drawing primitives that have no counterpart among the project’s attributes, a new vectorial fill attribute will be created.
Generate Image Fills: For any fills in the drawing primitives that have no counterpart among the project’s attributes, a new image fill attribute will be created.
Note: If an image fill is generated, then an image file is added to the project’s Embedded Library. If you are working in a Teamwork project, you must have the needed access right: Library Parts – Create.
Use Uniform Pen: Check this box to use a single pen defined here for all texts, fill contours and lines.
Use Uniform Font: Check this box to use a single font defined here for all texts.
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