GDL Basics 2 – Open an Existing Library Part

10 April 2013 Andrew Watson 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In a previous blog, we saw how to create a new library part from scratch. However you also need to know how to open an existing library part so as to do further work on it.

To open an existing library part for editing:

  1. From the File menu, choose Libraries and Objects > Open Object.
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  2. Browse to find the existing library part.
  3. Click on the Open button.

Alternatively if there is an instance of the library part placed into your ArchiCAD project:

  1. Select the library part in the current view.
  2. From the File menu, choose Libraries and Objects > Open Object.

The library part’s GDL Editing window will come up, ready for you to make those improvements.