The Global Archicad Community

Stay informed. Get help. Share your knowledge.

Speed/Display issues/unfamiliar error messages, crashes/hangs or any other problems regarding Archicad (Example: I get an error message when the 3D Window is generated, please help!).
Note: If your problem seems to be an Archicad error please always report it to your local reseller!

Moderators: Karl Ottenstein, LaszloNagy, ejrolon, Barry Kelly, Gordana Radonic, nbalogh, mnguyen, gkmethy

By aismccs
When trying to merge a DWG into my drawing (file - inter - merge) the drawing is not present when fully 'loaded'

I follow the usual flie - inter - merge procedure and place the file. it loads and then just nothing appears.

No layers are hidden.

I have tried dragging and dropping the DWG in but it wont let me edit the drawing.

Please help.
Untitled-1.jpg (145.55 KiB) Viewed 116 times
Untitled-2.jpg (165.8 KiB) Viewed 116 times
User avatar
By Marc H
If you only plan to use as a reference, may I suggest drag and drop onto an independent worksheet. Then, set the worksheet as a trace reference.

If you want to edit the DWG in the model, you can Edit, Reshape, and Explode into Current View. This will present an option to import the DWG layers or have all onto your designated AC drawing layer. The benefit of the first is to give you the most modeling versatility. An advantage of the single layer option is keeping your model file free of the DWG layers but still having editable DWG elements in your model.

There is some further thought by myself and others in another post: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=69579#p309995 which may help inform.

Hope this helps.
User avatar
By Barry Kelly
I believe it is there, but has a renovation status that is not visible to you with your current settings.
As mentioned in the post Marc has linked to.
Try changing your reno filter to one that 'shows all'.