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ArchiCAD 17 - new feature: Integrated Connections with Google Earth, Sketchup

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013

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  • Open or merge models from Google Earth (.kmz) or Sketchup (.skp) directly into ArchiCAD, or save the ArchiCAD models in either of those formats: the related add-ons are now fully integrated in ArchiCAD and require no extra downloads
  • Use File > File Special > Send Model to Google Earth for a one-step viewing experience
  • When merging a model to ArchiCAD, choose between using the imported location coordinates, or retaining ArchiCAD’s Project Location data and placing the new data relative to these coordinates
  • If you only need the location data, you can import the location data stored in the .kmz or .skp file straight into your ArchiCAD model by using the Project Location dialog box

Benefits

  • Streamlined collaboration with designers in the conceptual design phase
  • Customers don’t have to download or install any third party applications to import models from the most popular conceptual modeling applications

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