When saving a DWG from your Layout, if you are only getting the Layout information and no drawings, when publishing hit the Options… button and within the Save Options set the Place Drawing into: field to Single DWG/DXF File.
You can save selections as a hotlinked module or just as a module. Just make a selection and go to File>External Content>Save Selection as Module
Remember, your ArchiCAD project file is your project, so make sure you save very frequently to ensure that your work is being recorded. To save, click the floppy disc icon in your toolbar, or hit Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (OSX) on your keyboard. This action renames your current .pln file as a .bpn file,
We recommend that you use the built-in ArchiCAD file Compression when saving your files. The compression reduces the file size considerable (by 60-70%), saving your valuable ‘space’ on your File Server. There will be slight increases in file saving time as a consequence of the increased calculation neeeds. This should be the default in your
If you want to send a small part of your project, you can save it as a module file . Select the elements you want, copy them to your Clipboard, Ctrl+C (PC) or Command+C (Mac), then go File > Save as and choose the file type Module File from Clipboard. Note: If the selection contains elements that
Users MUST Save their files regularly using File > Save (shortcut Ctrl+S (PC) Command+S (MAC)). Archicad’s AutoSave does NOT replace this function, it simply creates a temporary folder that will be accessed if you have an unexpected crash in ArchiCAD or on your computer. Check your AutoSave settings in Options > Work Environment > Data
To set your Save location in Publisher simply select the Publisher Set button at the top right of the Organizer – Publisher Dialog box, then select your specific publisher set, hit the Publishing Properties button at the bottom left and browse for your desired folder.
We strongly recommend you Save and Close your ArchiCAD files with only a Plan View active. Why ? – your pln files will open faster (since there is no updating of sections or generating of 3D etc upon opening) and you have a much lower chance of a corruption preventing you from using the file