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#287463
So we've got an auto cad file with lines that represent the terrain and it is visible in the 3D window of autocad.

How can I import this file to archicad, while keeping the lines at their level in 3d? Or is there a way to export it from autocad and make into a model?

Thank you!
#287464
It has been an awful long time since I have done this.
But from memory you have to open the file as a library object.

Open menu > Libraries and objects > Open object
Then change the file type to DWG so you can see it in the list.

I think this will create an object of it that you can place and possibly convert to a morph if you need to.
My memory may be failing me though and I don't have a file I can try.

Barry.
#287491
It has been an awful long time since I have done this.
But from memory you have to open the file as a library object.

Open menu > Libraries and objects > Open object
Then change the file type to DWG so you can see it in the list.

I think this will create an object of it that you can place and possibly convert to a morph if you need to.
My memory may be failing me though and I don't have a file I can try.

Barry.
You're right Barry, we only have an old article on this one, but it's still relevant: https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/knowledgebase/25573/
Only instead of File Special, now we call the menu File/Interoperability
#287496
Only instead of File Special, now we call the menu File/Interoperability
I always forget this.
I have kept the old menu structure in my new work environment.

Thanks for the link.

Barry.