Converting old ArchiCAD Files

by GRAPHISOFT and Márta Trón · updated: 02.15.2012

ArchiCAD File converters: http://www.graphisoft.com/support/archicad/downloads/Fileconverter.html

 

ArchiCAD 3.4.x version

If you use ArchiCAD 3.4.x, use the ArchiCAD File Converter application to save your old (v 3.4.x to v 4.0.x plan files) in v4.1 format.
The files saved in ArchiCAD 4.1 format can be opened with ArchiCAD 5.0 to 7.0 versions on the same platform.

In case of ArchiCAD 8 and later, the oldest file version they can open is version 5.0. So if you have a 3.4x plan file, you need convert it and open the version 4.1 file in ArchiCAD 5.0 to 7.0. Save it, then open that file in your current ArchiCAD version.
ArchiCAD File Converter application works both on 68k and PowerPC Macs. It runs under Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X too, as a ‘Classic’ application.

Note: ‘Classic’ environment is only supported by Mac OS X 10.4 or earlier on PowerPC Macs. For help installing the Classic environment, read this: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh763.html

 

Download ArchiCAD File Converter (292 kB)


ArchiCAD 4.1-4.55 Mac format to v 4.1-4.55 PC format

There is an ArchiCAD File Exchange application included in these ArchiCAD packages which converts the Mac files to PC format. This becomes obsolete when using ArchiCAD 5.0 or later because these versions are able to save archive files (.pla) in multiplatform format.

ArchiCAD File Exchange works on 68k and PPC Macs. It runs under Mac OS 9 and [Mac_OS_X|Mac OS X]] too, as a ‘Classic’ application.

Note: ‘Classic’ environment is only supported by Mac OS X 10.4 or earlier on PowerPC Macs. For help installing the Classic environment, read this: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh763.html

 

Download ArchiCAD File Exchange 2.11 Int’l (600 kB)


Library

The Update Library Parts command could be used in the SpecialMenu of ArchiCAD 4.55 or later. Holding down the CMD-OPT key combination (CTRL-ALT on Windows can enable the SpecialMenu) while the program is being started.

Note: Features of the Special menu are not supported

Library Migration since ArchiCAD 10: LibraryMigration

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