How to Export & Import Favorites in Archicad

Can’t find the icon for the favorites import / export again? I forget this quite frequently. You have to use the Favorites Palette – this option is not available in the tool dialogs!

Here’s a full step-by-step guide. It’s the easiest way to transfer favorite settings between projects or different computers.

Step-By-Step Guide


  1. Open the Favorites Palette
  2. Select the favorite you want to export
  3. Click on the gear icon on the top right of the palette and then choose Import/Export…
Screenshot of the first 4 steps showing the position of the palette in the menu and the location of the favorite Import/Export... menu.
  1. Select the export settings and click the Export… button
  2. Choose a name and save
Steps 5 to 9 of the step-by-step favorite export guide.


  1. Get back to the Import/Export Dialog, choose the file type you used for export and click the Import… Button
  2. Select the file to import and open it
  3. Choose how you want to import the content of the file
Import worklow


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