LandXML import/export

LandXML, import

With LAND4 for ARCHICAD, you can import 3D surfaces with textures using the LandXML format. This file type can include 3D points, 3D lines, and faces (TIN models). Once imported, the model will be transformed into a LANDSurface, the 3D points will become Spot Levels, and the 3D lines will be converted into LAND4 Ridge Lines.

LandXML Import button

To access the LandXML import function, go to the FILES group on the LAND4 Palette and click the corresponding button.

How to use the LandXML import function

  • Press the LandXML Import button.
  • Select your LandXML file and press OPEN.
  • Your file is now ready to use in your project.

The LAND4 elements imported from the LandXML file will automatically be placed in the Uncategorized category.

LandXML, export

To export your project to a LandXML file, you can find the LandXML export function button located under the FILES group on the LAND4 Palette. The export will be based on visible layers and selected elements. You don’t have to select anything on the plan view if you want to export all your LAND4 objects in the same file.

LandXML Export button

How to use the LandXML export function

To export your 3D surfaces, Spot Levels or Ridge Lines, you have to:

  • Define the selection of elements you want to export.
  • Press on Export to LandXML file button.
  • Save the file.

NB! Hidden layers and LAND4 composites

Please note that when exporting to a LandXML file, any hidden layers will not be saved. Additionally, it’s important to be aware that the LandXML format does not support information regarding LAND4 Composites or the thickness of LANDSurfaces. If a surface has a LAND4 composite attached, only the top of the composite will be exported, and it will appear as a default ARCHICAD texture.

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