IFC Export of Migrated/Linked Projects from ARCHICAD 21

Forward migration is usually relatively smooth with ARCHICAD nowadays, but if it’s paired with some hotlinking and IFC export then the new features might cause some confusion.
Two of the latest additions to ARCHICAD are the introduction of Classification Systems and the improved IFC Translator settings, which both provide a lot of opportunities and smart management functions for the user, but during migration+hotlinking+IFC export they will need some extra cautiousness, otherwise the user might get unexpected results. Even though this might not be a mainstream case, we just had a few support issues in Singapore because of this, so let me give a generic explanation, hoping to clear up the confusion as much as possible 🙂

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Data Safety, File Recovery and Troubleshooting

ARCHICAD usually got you covered by sophisticated solutions in case of a crash, apparent data loss or file damage, but sometimes manual recovery or troubleshooting might be needed. The following post collects the backup and recovery options and the location of those logs and folders that should be sent as part of support queries regarding Teamwork issues.

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Breaking Hotlinked Modules in Teamwork

When having Hotlinked Modules in Teamwork projects you might have run into the problem of not being able to break the hotlinks as in the solo projects. Reserving the modules and/or the Hotlink Manager dialog itself doesn’t solve the problem either, the Break Hotlink button is still greyed out…

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The reason why this just stopped working after ArchiCAD 17 is purely technical and intentional by GRAPHISOFT, therefore there is an alternative solution for this sought after function.

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CineRender – Bitmap Image Rectangles

CineRender R14 has an error sometimes when rendering bitmap images, even with the standard scenes – the transparent rectangle is shown faded around the image. Usually this goes away just as randomly as it came by next time you launch ARCHICAD, but there is also a workaround to make them disappear right away.

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