The following is a short guide to the use of the CINEMA 4D Exchange application with ARCHICAD. Please bear in mind that this short guide does not replace the comprehensive CINEMA 4D Exchange Reference Guide; we recommend that you use both documents together.
CINEMA 4D Exchange is MAXON’s high-end 3D modeling, rendering and animation solution. Installing the CINEMA 4D Exchange for ARCHICAD allows CINEMA 4D Exchange to function as a powerful visualization tool or a graphical GDL modeler and editor tightly integrated with ARCHICAD. The connection between the two applications, using the C4D format (version R16), offers a streamlined 3D design workflow on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
With the CINEMA 4D Exchange add-on connection, elements created in CINEMA 4D can be transferred to ARCHICAD as GDL objects.
ARCHICAD and CINEMA 4D Exchange must be installed on your computer prior to the installation of the ARCHICAD add-on. For the program to work properly, you must install the CINEMA 4D Exchange for ARCHICAD.
Before exchanging data between ARCHICAD and CINEMA 4D Exchange, you must first synchronize the Working Units (Display Units) so that both programs are using the same standard (e.g. millimeters). If the programs use different working units, you may find scaling problems after the data exchange.