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Location: 32 Exterior Improvements / Update: Japan and Alaska. I needed a US flag, and I didn't have my own, so I searched in the settings dialog. The US Archicad Library doesn't have one either. There is one on BIMComponents, written by Graphisoft, and maybe that one is in the international version library. It's just as well, because the object
These instructions are current as of Archicad 19. They haven't changed much in a while, and probably won't for a while. 1. Duplicate the zTemplate19 folder and rename it with the project name. To duplicate a folder, drag and drop it within the same window while holding down the Option key. Name the folder after the client. If this is
This is everything I can think of about libraries management. There have been a lot of changes over the years.
We reviewed some things that people were a little sketchy on. Which libraries should you use • The current version's Archicad Library, which is located in the Applications folder, at Graphisoft/Archicad [n]. When you migrate a project to a newer version, you might also pick up an Archicad [n-1] Migration Library. • The current version's Rill Library, which is located
All the server libraries are in a volume called "2 Libraries", whose icon is a carrot which predates OS X and looks it, and we call the libraries volume the carrot. This is what's there: BIM Server Libraries. Copies of our standard libraries for use in Teamwork projects. Library Container Files. An LCF is a compressed archive of a
Homeworkers: When's the last time you took home the office Library Container File? The library is always changing and the LCF is updated every Monday at the very least.
Archicad 10 offers a new all-in-one library file format, the Library Container File or LCF. In Archicad 9, you could use a PLA archive file as a library. LCFs are pure library stuff, with no model space or attributes. It is allegedly faster to load the libraries as a single large file than from folders full of folders full
Something to think about, or maybe not. Not all objects have to be right in every way. Plan symbol Plan symbol on remote stories 3D hidden line 3D shaded 3D render Elevation Elevation in distant area Section Polygon efficiency Scale sensitivity; which compounds the plan symbol, section, and polygon issues Listing Labeling User interface Parameter list Parameter transfer management (Unique
1. Duplicate the zTemplate 10 folder and rename it with the project name. To duplicate a folder, drag and drop it within the same window while holding down the Option key. Name the folder after the client. If this is a second, or later, project, add a number. (Please don't use roman numerals, they are hard to read.) If it's
The current standard for library loading is to load only the folder specific to the project. That is, don't load the entire 2 Project LIB 9 folder. I updated the templates so that the only libraries loaded by default are 1 Rill & Decker LIB 9 and AC9 Library Special Edition. When the time comes that you need project specific
I started out describing the structure of the libraries, and I was going to stick it in the Libraries post, but it got too big. So this is the what/where for the libraries. The fine details of library management are in the other post.
This is the definitive statement on loading libraries. I'm putting it in the Standards panel of the sidebar. Like the other standards things, it will probably be updated occasionally. Update: From the Project Libraries, only load the folder for the current project.
This is obsolete as of Archicad 15 which brought new Renovation. MacDonald is a long-completed new home project. I don't know how long, but the important thing is that it's an AC7 project. We are reviving it for the purpose of some interior renovation. Naturally, we want to use the data we have. There are a few issues in working
I just realized I never mentioned this. I don't use it very often, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't. In all of the library part settings dialogs, you can search for library parts by keyword. At the upper left click 'Folder View' and choose 'Find Library Parts'. Enter the keyword(s) and click 'Find'. Resist the temptation to strike return; that
You can drag and drop libraries to the Library Manager from the Finder. Like this
In Library Manager, the History tab shows the libraries that have been loaded recently (since the last Clear or Clear All). This list is independent of any particular project. Typically we use the exact same libraries all the time. But there are exceptions; sometimes you need the version 7 library, for example. If you've loaded that library recently, you can