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Interoperability: Import 3D DWG

Tips and Tricks Sandor Menyhart 14 June 2019


Interoperability: Import 3D DWG

Importing DWG files

Importing DWG files with 2D content is a random task, but how to import a 3D DWG properly into ARCHICAD? Please see the steps below.

  1. Go to File Menu > Interoperability > Merge…menu item.
  2. Select a DWG file to open, then select “Merge content of Model Space into current View” want to import.
  3. In the appearing Merge DXF-DWG Model Space dialog, check in the Import Model Space content as GDL objects option to import the model content as a single GDL Object.
  4. For further editing of the 2D content, the imported GDL object can be exploded after selection via Edit Menu > Reshape > Explode into Current View… command


Note: If the DWG file contains solid elements, converting settings in the ARCHICAD translator should be checked in the referring checkbox in DWG/DXF-DWGTranslator dialog > Open Options > Convert 3D Solids, Regions and Bodies into GDL objects.

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