DWG

How to Open and Save 3D DWG or 3DS Files

  The 3D modelling softwares have different engines to compute the objects, they have their own file formats. The conversion between these applications goes usually in two ways: Using DWG/DXF format : the content of the file depends on the conversion…

Importing DXF/DWG files into ARCHICAD

The DXF/DWG Add-On is installed together with the ArchiCAD package and is smoothly integrated in the ArchiCAD user interface. It allows you to: Open AutoCAD drawings as ArchiCAD Project or ArchiCAD Library Parts File » Open It is worth to use it if you…

XREFs

XREFs are External reference files: DXF or DWG filetypes which can be imported into ArchiCAD. It facilitates to collaborate with Sturctural Engineers. A common use for XREFs is to draw elements that are common to several kinds of drawings within a…

DXF-DWG Import Translator Settings

  File/File Special/DXF-DWG Translation Setup   By clicking on a Translator during import, you can see and edit its content in the fields below, which falls into five main groups: DXF-DWG Translator Settings   Drawing Unit Select the…

DXF-DWG Export Translator Settings

Available: File > File Special > DXF-DWG Translation Setup   By clicking on a Translator during export, you can see and edit its content in the fields below, which falls into five main groups: Drawing Units Select the correct value of 1 DXF/DWG…

ARCHICAD Export to DWG/DXF

  Save as DWG: You can save a project view or layout from ArchiCAD to DXF and DWG formats. To save only one part of the view, use the Marquee to delimit the project and select Save As command. When Save Plan dialog is displayed, choose DXF or DWG…

DXF-DWG Translator

Use this dialog box to define how elements in ArchiCAD will be interpreted when exported as DXF/DWG files, and vice versa: how the elements in DXF/DWG files will be interpreted when imported into ArchiCAD. Because of the difference between AutoCAD and…

How to Match DWG colors to any ARCHICAD Pen Colors

AutoCAD offers two methods of setting the color of drawing elements: ByLayer or ByBlock. In ArchiCAD you can use your default or template pen colors, if you match the AutoCAD and ArchiCAD colors following this workflow: Demo file: Ross Street House…

DWG Layers’ visibility in ARCHICAD

  To control the visibility of objects, usually there are more Layers used in DWG projects. Let’s see how can the different import options in ArchiCAD manage the DWG layers:   Open File » Open To define how elements in ArchiCAD will be…

Tips to Import DWG Files as Trace Reference

Sometimes we get reference files such as site plans, drafting aids, plans from co-workers in DWG format that we should not modify. To display two different views concurrently in any ArchiCAD model or layout window, we can use the Trace Reference feature…

Translator List.xml

The ‘Translator List.Xml’file is located in the following folder: On PC: C:/Users /<USER>/ AppData/Roaming/Graphisoft/AC/Dxf-Dwg Preferences On the Mac: /Users/<USER>/Library/Preferences/Graphisoft/AC/x86/Dxf-Dwg Preferences Translator…