Opening DWG/DXF Files

You can open DXF and DWG format files in ARCHICAD as Drawings or Layouts. Choose File > Open and then select the file you need in the directory dialog box.
To use the default translator, just choose the Open command, and the selected file will be opened in ARCHICAD. The default translator of ARCHICAD is set up in a way that the translation gives correct results in most of the cases.
directly with the File > Interoperability >DXF-DWG > DXF-DWG Translation Setup command,
when opening a DXF/DWG file through the File > Libraries and Objects > Open Objects command,
through the File > Libraries and Objects > Import Blocks from DXF/DWG command.
Note for Teamwork users: Using common Translators ensures that all users have access to the same conversion options. It is therefore recommended that the CAD Manager (or a person filling the same type of role in your office) manage the set of Translators and place them on a server. To use the translators, each user must first introduce them into their list of Translators.
You can also open a DXF/DWG file as a Library Part by choosing the File > Libraries and Objects > Open Object command. This will open the GDL Master Window, where you can configure the new object obtained from the entire file.
In AutoCAD 2004 and later versions, it is possible to protect drawings with a password.
Currently, on the Mac platform it is not possible to open password-protected AutoCAD 2004 and later DXF/DWG files because the operating system does not support the encryption method used by these password mechanisms. In such a case an alert will come up on your Mac.
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