๐Ÿ‘€ Sneak Peek of the Upcoming Archicad Connector Alpha

Heya :wave:

Wanted to pop on here with a bit of a teaser for the upcoming Archicad Connector Alpha! It will be available along with the new 2.5.0 release of the connectors very soon :rocket:

Keep in mind that it is very work in progress at the moment, but you can have a look at what will be supported on the guide!

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This is amazing, tanks a lot! It will change how I work with ArchiCAD completly. Also you support rooms/zones, this is extremly important for me.

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This sounds awesome! Iv been an Archicad user and now i m diving more into Blender.
Also i am new to Speckle but know about it for a while. I think its time for me to start using it.
Does it import materials and right textures UV`s into Blender?
Does it work two ways to import geometry into Archicad? Is it a BIM workflow or they are meshes?

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Looks awesome! :star_struck: Could you, please, clarify to me if we will be able to recieve the model from ArchiCad in Revit in Revitโ€™s native elements like walls, floors, roofs, columns, railing etc automaticly? Probably some of ArchiCad geometry will appear as Generic Models ? Should it work that way? :slightly_smiling_face:
Iโ€™m asking beacause i didnt see this in teaser :slight_smile:

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Hey @Constantinesis and @Mykyta_Onopko,

Glad youโ€™re excited about the connector!

As explained in the docs that I linked in the post, this is still very alpha and the BIM workflows are not yet well supported. Mesh workflows will work great, but BIM element support is limited at this stage:

It would be totally helpful to chat with yaโ€™ll more and hear what type of support is important to you though! Feel free to reach out to schedule something๐ŸŒŸ

@Constantinesis regarding materials and textures, textures at the moment are not yet well supported throughout Speckle (though it is a high priority to tackle and should be in development within the next month or two!). Materials should come through, but in a simplified manner (see here for the sent properties)

Regarding materials, this is an area Iโ€™m trying to improve - particularly when it comes to sending / receiving from Blender. If you (or anyone else!) are happy to chat about this, feel free to DM me and we can schedule a quick call! :rocket:

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There are a lot of architects that want to stay in MacOS land so porting their models to REVIT with a archiCAD connector would be a life saver for sure.

We are dealing with this issue on a current project.

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Thanks for this @Tushar_Nagananda ! Just to moderate expectations a little, Speckle will definitely make the coordination and exchange of information from Revit to ArchiCAD a breeze but because of API limitations and core differences in how the two software work, there will always be some discrepancies and unsupported elements :wink:

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Hi, reporting an issue with the archicad connector installation via manager

when tried to install manually as suggestedโ€ฆ

Iโ€™m usingโ€ฆ
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probably being too impatient hereโ€ฆ :sweat_smile: :pray:

Indeed, itโ€™s not been yet made available, itโ€™ll be included together with our 2.5.0 release. :slight_smile:
Watch this space!

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thanks @teocomi
by the way, the web page is now loading manual installers fine! :man_shrugging:

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