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Import Standard Steel Profiles in ARCHICAD

If you work regularly with Structural Steel components and exchange data with Structural software using IFC - you might find it useful to use the Standard Profiles for Columns and Beams that are available within ARCHICAD.

The database contains national standards for 32 localizations… even if you work outside your home country, there is still a high chance you will find the Profile you need! Within each national standard there are hundreds of options available for a range of geometry types: I/H, C/U, T, L, Rectangular and Circular.

Import Standard Steel Profile

To access the database in ARCHICAD, go to Options> Import Standard Steel Profile. The Profile Database appears:

The first thing to do is set your Country Code as highlighted in the image above. This ensures you are working with the correct localized standard profiles.

The next thing you do is select the Geometry type for the profile you wish to import as shown below: