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By Fez1974
#300598
Dear All,
I've been asked by a client to include the building's Operation and Maintenance Manual (a word document or pdf) in to the BIMx file. I can only see a way of importing a pdf sheet at a time and wondered if there was an quicker and easier way of doing this.
I've used archicad for 12 years but not exported many BIMx files so I'm a little bit unfamiliar with it and can't find a good tutorial on it.
Thanks in advance
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By Eli Chiasson
#300604
Placing PDF pages one by one as Drawings on a Layout or Worksheet is unfortunately the only way I have found to do this.

I agree it is tedious and it would be nice to have the drawing tool able to handle multipage PDFs the way InDesign does, for example.
By Fez1974
#300630
Thank you Eli for taking the time to reply. Atleast I know that I'm doing it as best as one can I suppose.

I think there is something to be worked on there then for Graphisoft in terms of BIMx as it should have the capability to be a full building manual. We would like to incorporate the manufacturer's data manuals, ie Heating Controls etc. and I'm not going to load all those page at a time.

Having options to add manual hyperlinks too would be useful. ie. click on an air source heat pump and you have the option of going straight to the documentation preloaded within the BIM docs.
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By Eli Chiasson
#300644
Fez1974 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 am
Thank you Eli for taking the time to reply. Atleast I know that I'm doing it as best as one can I suppose.

I think there is something to be worked on there then for Graphisoft in terms of BIMx as it should have the capability to be a full building manual. We would like to incorporate the manufacturer's data manuals, ie Heating Controls etc. and I'm not going to load all those page at a time.
I have created a wish for this: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=67555
Vote for it to let Graphisoft know this would be a useful addition.
Fez1974 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 am
Having options to add manual hyperlinks too would be useful. ie. click on an air source heat pump and you have the option of going straight to the documentation preloaded within the BIM docs.
You can link to an external URL: https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/knowledgebase/44264/

But yes, I agree, it would be nice to be able to create links to parts of the BIMx file. You might be able to create something out of a Linked Marker that points to that sheet.