This week we’re going to spend a lot of time on an area that is often confusing – managing libraries. We’ll also look at strategies for migrating a project from one version of ArchiCAD to another.
I suggest you watch all three parts of this lesson, regardless of which version of ArchiCAD you have, since various strategies and tools are demonstrated that apply to all versions. In addition, sometimes it helps to understand how to use one methodology when it is compared and contrasted with a similar process from another generation of the software.
Part 1 demonstrates the traditional strategy for library management that was used through ArchiCAD 12, and with variations, still applies today. The Library Manager in this segment is pretty much the same for ArchiCAD 10, 11 and 12.
Part 2 looks at the changes in the reworked Library Manager for version 13, when the new concept of Embedding library parts became available. In addition, an ArchiCAD 12 project is opened in ArchiCAD 13, and several approaches are discussed and demonstrated for migrating the project for use in the new software version, and to convert elements in the project to use the new library.
Part 3 examines ArchiCAD 14’s Library Manager, which looks similar to version 13 at first, but has quite a few new features and capabilities. The same ArchiCAD 12 project is opened and the migration into ArchiCAD 14 is shown using some of the new automatic library conversion options.
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This 15 minute segment shows the traditional strategy for library management used through ArchiCAD 12.
This 24 minute segment shows the Library Manager in ArchiCAD 13, and discusses how to migrate a project from one version of ArchiCAD to another.
This 16 minute segment shows the Library Manager in ArchiCAD 14, and looks further at migration of projects with complex library usage.
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