The Global ARCHICAD Community

Stay informed. Get help. Share your knowledge.

Import/Export to other CAD/BIM formats (DWG/DXF, IFC, SketchUp, 3DS etc.), spreadsheets, databases etc.

Moderators: Karl Ottenstein, LaszloNagy, ejrolon, Barry Kelly, gkmethy

By peach49
#109841
Can anyone help with this?

Im currently creating a 3d model in archicad of a site, which has a been surveyed in an autocad drawing.

In order to accurately get the levels onto the 3d model i need to somehow overlay my autocad drawing onto my archicad drawing so that i can draw on the contour lines from the survey. Can anyone suggest a way of importing an autocad drawing into archicad to scale so i can do this?

Thanks alot.
#110995
I have a question on importing 3D cad dwg drawings. Im trying to insert a 3D cad dwg of a site plan... the site dwg is already in a 3d format in Cad but when i import it into Archicad,it comes in as a 2d drawing... is there a certain reason for this or do 3d dwg's need to be imported differently then 2d dwg's? thanks, J
#110997
jrscholl wrote:I have a question on importing 3D cad dwg drawings. Im trying to insert a 3D cad dwg of a site plan... the site dwg is already in a 3d format in Cad but when i import it into Archicad,it comes in as a 2d drawing... is there a certain reason for this or do 3d dwg's need to be imported differently then 2d dwg's? thanks, J


ArchiCAD only imports 3D DWG as library parts. To convert 3D DWG to a site model you need ArchiTerra, but you will have to convert the DWG to DXF. I just did a very large site and it worked brilliantly (aside from the mediocre quality of the DWG file).
By Sanaa
#135589
I have a question on importing a cad dwg drawings. Please help

I'm new in using ArchiCad and I'm trying to insert a cad dwg of a site plan so I can use it to set up my design. How could do that?

thanks :)
#135596
Second post from the top. OR start reading

page 386 "Drawings in Model Views" of ArchiCAD 12 Reference Guide
and
page 496 "Opening DWG/DXF Files"
and
in the help file search for drawing