Archicad

Overview

The NVIDIA Omniverse™ ArchiCAD Connector Plug-In offers a toolkit for ArchiCAD Users to send and live sync their model(s) to an Omniverse Nucleus Server. This not only gives ArchiCAD access to a first class renderer through Omniverse Apps but also the ability to open, edit and sync with any of the NVIDIA Omniverse™ Connect applications. Now, depending on the use case, ArchiCAD users can choose the workflows and pipelines that work best for their needs while maintaining up to date revisions for all downstream consumers of their work.

Install Instructions

Please see Launcher Documentation for Installing Connectors.

User Manual

The Omniverse ArchiCAD Connect Plugin brings ArchiCAD into the Omniverse Platform through the use of NVIDIA Omniverse™ Connect tools similar to other NVIDIA Omniverse™ Connect applications. With the Plugin installed, ArchiCAD should display an Omniverse Menu now visible in the top menu.

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Clicking this menu will reveal the ribbon panel for Omniverse Interactions.

Option

Result

Send to View

Sends to Omniverse View using the AEC Project Workflow

Publish project

Exports as a USD scene within a project container.

Export as Prop

Exports scene as a prop (No project container) to be used within a project.

Omniverse Connection

Allows sign in to an Omniverse Server.

Settings

Adjust connections and settings of the ArchiCAD Omniverse Connector.

Help

Directs users to this page.

About

Displays version and other useful information regarding the ArchiCAD Omniverse Connector.

Live Sync

Establishes a Live Connection to an Omniverse Server.

Open/Close Control Palette

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Toggles launch and closure of the Omniverse ArchiCAD Control Palette.

Hide Palette

Minimizes the Control Palette

Send to View

Sends your file directly to Omniverse View. Simply click “Send to View” and Omniverse View will launch with your model loaded and ready to go. (Requires Omniverse View)

Important

Be sure to have the 3D viewport active when sending.

Publish Project

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Exports the current scene to a selected Location using the AEC Project Workflow.

Export as Prop

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Exports scene as a prop (no project container) to be used within a project. This is helpful when exporting items like signs, streetlamps, and other accessories to a scene.

Omniverse Connection

Allows users to log into a specified Omniverse Server

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About

Simple informational dialogue displaying relevant Omniverse ArchiCAD Connector version information.

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Settings

The settings menu allows you to select a preferred View install as your viewer.

Note

You will need to have View installed and selected to use Send to View.

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Setting

Result

Unset

No View Settings (This setting disables Send to View)

Send to Locally Installed View

Omniverse View Launch Path
‘’Use Current’’ to automatically use most recently installed view version.

Custom View Location

Allows Selections of View Installs not Found by Automatic

Send to View on Server

Omniverse View Launch Path on a Remote Server

Custom Kit Remote Location

Allows for Selection of a Specified Remote Kit Location

Server IP Address

Allows manual entry of a remote IP Address

Render Size

Render Quality to Use in View when Launching Remotely

Save

Commits the Changes and Closes the WIndow

Cancel

Closes the Window and Discarding the Changes

Live Sync

Syncs the data with an omniverse Nucleus allowing realtime edits to be sent and received with other Live Synced tools.

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Note

2D Views will NOT Live Sync while in a 2D viewport. Please Return to the 3D Viewport to update changes.