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Create Site Model from Mesh 1.0.0

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This is a Marionette network that converts a mesh to 3D locus points. This is very useful for converting meshes of terrains imported into SketchUp from Google Earth into Vectorworks Site Models. Once you have a SketchUp mesh, import it into Vectorworks and give the mesh a name. Take the wrapper in this file and place it in the same drawing. Change the name of the mesh in the OIP of the wrapper to the name you gave the SketchUp mesh. Raising the number of the grid density will make your site model more accurate, but it might take the wrapper up to a minute or two run. When you run the script, you will get a group of 3D loci. Ungroup the loci, and keeping them selected, go to AEC -> Terrain -> Create Site Model... (in the Architect Workspace). Choose your settings and click ok

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Tamsin Slatter

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

Hi Sarah

What an excellent resource this is! Thank you so much for putting it together. It's something we're often asked for, and our customers will really appreciate this tool.


Users just need to bear in mind that this will create a rectangular grid of points from the top left of the mesh's bounding box, to the bottom right. So, you may end up with points you don't need, and will have to remove those before creating the site model.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Very usefull! Thank you very much!

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