Merging Files to ARCHICAD

Use the File > Interoperability > Merge command to paste the elements of another ARCHICAD Project, a Module, DWF/DWG/DXF, HPGL (.plt) file, IFC file, or other image or model-type file into ARCHICAD.
Note: When merging a Module into a Section/Elevation/IE or 3D Document window, only 2D Elements will be pasted.
When merging a Project or Module file, ARCHICAD matches the stories of the merged (imported) file to the current (open) one. When you merge a multistory building into your current Floor Plan, ARCHICAD will ask you to define which story from the imported file will match the story you are working on, and it will also suggest a possible match.
Note: You cannot merge multistory elements or modules into 2D windows other than the Floor Plan.
Note: There is a difference between merging a multistory project, and placing a multistory Hotlinked Module. If the host project contains fewer stories than Hotlinked Module you are placing, the module stories which do not “fit” in the host project will not be placed.
Adjust Elements’ Home + Top links to Current story structure: Top Linked elements will stretch or shrink to match the corresponding story structure of the current file. (Doors/Windows whose sill or header is linked to a particular story will adjust to the current file’s story structure.)
Remove Elements’ Top Links and use original height: Top Linked elements will be transformed into “Not Linked” elements, and will retain their fixed original heights. (Doors/Windows whose sill or header was linked to a particular story in the merged file will lose the story link, and instead will be linked to the Wall base.)
If the name of an attribute for the merged Project is not present in the current one, this attribute is appended to the current Project’s attribute set to accommodate the new names.
If you merge a dxf/dwg file, the Merge DXF-DWG dialog box appears.
Ignore the SketchUp information. Your Project Location information remains as-is, and you can place the imported object anywhere you wish: drag the appearing boundary box and click to place.
Overwrite the ARCHICAD information with the Google Earth information
Ignore the Google Earth information. Your Project Location information remains as-is, and you can place the imported object anywhere you wish: drag the appearing boundary box and click to place.
Place the incoming information relative to the existing coordinates. The imported object will be placed in its true location relative to your project origin.
Note: Be careful to draw the Marquee with the same proportions as the original picture, otherwise the figure will be distorted.
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