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  15. <title>Is my file size normal?</title>
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  17. <author>[email protected]</author>
  18. <pubDate>Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:52:33 GMT</pubDate>
  19. <description>Author:&lt;a href=&quot;;u=111074&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;SJPHouse&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  20. Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:52 am (GMT+1)&lt;br /&gt;
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  23. Some great tips Richard thank you! I will do some research over the weekend...I&#039;m guessing its probably the Sketchup objects I&#039;ve brought in. Thank you!
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  32. <pubDate>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:49:05 GMT</pubDate>
  33. <description>Author:&lt;a href=&quot;;u=46&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Richard Morrison&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  34. Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:49 am (GMT+1)&lt;br /&gt;
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  37. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;table width=&quot;90%&quot; cellspacing=&quot;1&quot; cellpadding=&quot;3&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt;  &lt;td&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;genmed&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;SJPHouse wrote:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt;  &lt;td class=&quot;quote&quot;&gt;I do have a lot of objects I imported from Sketchup for furniture that are in my embedded library that I think are maybe making the file bigger. I don&#039;t have any PDF&#039;s or images in there though other than images I brought in to use as textures for the 3D you think those kinds of texture image files would have an impact? Thank you!&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;postbody&quot;&gt;
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  39. They could have an impact if higher resolution than you need, but a high polycount from certain Sketchup models is a likely candidate. As Erwin says, this may not be a problem for working, but if you are looking to make a model leaner for use in BIMx, you might want to reduce the polycount. You can check with the polycount tool (a goodie) to see where you&#039;re at. If you have a lot of turned balusters or newels, that is often a place to look. There are tools such as Accutrans 3D ( or MooTools ( that can significantly cut the size of the polygon count without losing too much of the model.
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  43. Here&#039;s a good article: &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;;/a&gt;
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  62. <pubDate>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:05:48 GMT</pubDate>
  63. <description>Author:&lt;a href=&quot;;u=111074&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;SJPHouse&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  64. Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:05 pm (GMT+1)&lt;br /&gt;
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  67. I do have a lot of objects I imported from Sketchup for furniture that are in my embedded library that I think are maybe making the file bigger. I don&#039;t have any PDF&#039;s or images in there though other than images I brought in to use as textures for the 3D you think those kinds of texture image files would have an impact? Thank you!
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  76. <pubDate>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:59:58 GMT</pubDate>
  77. <description>Author:&lt;a href=&quot;;u=13166&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Erwin Edel&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  78. Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:59 am (GMT+1)&lt;br /&gt;
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  81. At first glance I would say it is a bit large. You may have photos, PDF and other files embedded. There is an option to &#039;Store Drawing in the Project File&#039; when you place PDF and images and such.
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  85. A large number of Layouts will also increase the size a lot.
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  89. I do not use the embedded library much, but if I include my project library folder, typical medium to large home will be around 50-100 MB.
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  93. We do have some office libraries that are used in every project, that I am not including in this size.
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  97. A hotel with 55 rooms project we are working on is around 250 MB and still works fine, so the file size itself is not something to worry about in terms of speed.
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  118. <pubDate>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:06:50 GMT</pubDate>
  119. <description>Author:&lt;a href=&quot;;u=111074&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;SJPHouse&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  120. Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:06 pm (GMT+1)&lt;br /&gt;
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  123. Hi there - I have been working on my first project on Archicad. It is a residential project and it&#039;s a custom home. The file size seems to have grown a lot recently as I have added furniture and surfaces to the model. It is a large house at about 5000sf. Right now with the model fully built I&#039;m around 220mb - does this sound right for a project this size? Would this be considered a larger file size or average for a custom home this size? I haven&#039;t really begun the CD portion yet either so I imagine it will grow larger. I know I have some older objects that were imported that I didn&#039;t use that I can delete so maybe that will help. But my primary question is just if this file size sounds right or if it sounds too large? Thank you!
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  129. <title>Can Archicad 16 run on Mac OS 10.12?</title>
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  132. <pubDate>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:59:56 GMT</pubDate>
  133. <description>Author:&lt;a href=&quot;;u=107553&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;mikas&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  134. Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:59 pm (GMT+1)&lt;br /&gt;
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  137. What kind of limited functionality you have encountered with it? I can run ArchiCAD 14 with Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6. That&#039;s why I would believe you could run AC16 too with Sierra.
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  141. But then again, I have not tested it thoroughly. I&#039;m not using it actively, it just was there as an old installation in my iMac, so I tried it.
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  147. <title>Can Archicad 16 run on Mac OS 10.12?</title>
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  150. <pubDate>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:16:16 GMT</pubDate>
  151. <description>Author:&lt;a href=&quot;;u=13166&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Erwin Edel&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  152. Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:16 pm (GMT+1)&lt;br /&gt;
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  155. With virtual machine (VM) software like Parallels Desktop you should be able to install older version of OSx and run ArchiCAD 16 in that.
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  159. Or if you have a bootable installer for the older OSx, you can try installing it that way, but not sure if it will support your new MAC hardware that way. I don&#039;t think you can boot up older OSx installer from a newer version of OSx.
  160. &lt;br /&gt;_________________&lt;br /&gt;Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
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  180. <pubDate>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:07:29 GMT</pubDate>
  181. <description>Author:&lt;a href=&quot;;u=209&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;David Maudlin&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  182. Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:07 pm (GMT+1)&lt;br /&gt;
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  185. peter:
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  189. I don&#039;t know if this will help, but I can run ArchiCAD 16 on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite).
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