Sharing Drawings: DWG-DXF
Despite their increased reliance on model-based data exchange, architects and engineers still rely on each other’s CAD drawings to use as a reference in their respective models. DXF and DWG are still the most common 2D drawing exchange format between architects and consultants. Exchanging data between different applications is never easy and there is always a chance for translation errors due to the conceptual differences between the programs. Since DWG file sharing is a necessity, ARCHICAD makes it possible to create configuration files, which filter attributes of file data during conversion. These DWG translators can be associated with Publisher items in the Navigator. ARCHICAD’s DXF/DWG translator supports formats up to AutoCAD 2013 and accurately maps layers, pen colors, fonts and blocks. ARCHICAD can write out DXF/DWG data that contains both Paper Space and Model Space information in the same file.