Importing and Editing SketchUp Objects – the Whole Story

It’s been mentioned many times regarding ARCHICAD that any type of element, object or opening can be freely created or imported and customized with it. There are many workflow descriptions in general, but most of them cover only parts of the workflow, so when you actually want to do it you realize that you will need to go into the details of GDL scripting and coding if you need a decent 2D view of your objects or if the 3D is too detailed, which can easily be a few of those top things to freak out an architect with. The good news is… the fuss is NOT a must!

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Importing SketchUp models and fine tuning them in ARCHICAD we can save the modelling time and also customize our objects to our taste to create amazing visuals or use real manufacturers’ products without even being advanced level users.

The ARCHICAD Help Center contains the relevant articles about the steps of the workflow: importing the objectsediting the GDL scripts and improving the 3D, which show that we can go into endless details, so let’s save some time by focusing on those that are actually necessary for us – and those missing links that are not mentioned at all – in one post.

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What is ASIABIM?

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Welcome to ASIABIM, a blog dedicated to give you practical information on real ARCHICAD-based OPEN BIM collaboration and interoperability, regardless of other softwares and disciplines.

The main intention is to show you the technology in general and in details as well, help you with everyday tips and tricks or solutions to submission issues, provide info on user events, share best practices and many more. Guest bloggers will be presented every now and then and will always be welcome, what’s more encouraged to post here. Comment and let us know your ideas and experience, we also plan to share and promote great posts from other blogs. The content will mainly focus on topics that are most relevant in Singapore and South-East Asia.

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