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  1. Thanks Haven't got all the levels yet so I think a site model with blanket level zero is in order.
  2. Can anyone tell me why my plants are floating in their landscape area style? The more components I add the higher they float. Thanks Laura floating plants.vwx
  3. Hi Mihail It seems like my colleague has solved the mystery. We exported using these settings (attached) and it worked. I had unchecked the export site model box on the grounds that I wasn't exporting the layer with the site model on, could that have been the problem? Laura
  4. Hi Mihail Here is a small extract from the file, I have just included some hardscapes and landscape areas. The Architects are using Revit 2021. I sent a revit export but it had the same issue This is the latest from them: "I’ve attached a screenshot from the previous model (27/11/20) showing the IFC parameters I mentioned in the first email that enable material changes below." The previous model was the one that they could work with. Thanks Laura IFCtest.vwx
  5. I have exported an IFC file and it opens in Solibri but the Architect, who is using Revit, tells me that it "won’t allow us to add on material properties, the model components seem to be made up of import symbols. As a result of this we’re unable to render the model as it comes out coloured grey" The objects are hardscapes and landscape areas, I can see that the hardscapes have nothing filled in under 'material' in Solibri. Could this be the issue? If so what IFC data maps to material? A file that i had sent earlier that was just extrudes made into symbols with IFC data attached was apparently fine and they could attach materials. I have tried sending an rvt file but it is very big and according the export will have no data, just geometry. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks Laura
  6. Thanks Tamsin I'll send it over. It is quite a big file so might have to cloud drop it. Laura
  7. Hi Tamsin I've checked both of those and the site model is set to respond to site modifiers on the layer that the landscape area is on and the landscape area is set to the site model layer. Funnily enough the layer that I accidentally moved it onto was not a layer that the site model was set to. When I moved it back onto the correct layer it went back to z=0. I guess I can put it on the 'wrong' layer to export IFC to the Architect but it is a bit of a pain. Laura
  8. Just had the same very frustrating problem, site model layer assigned and the texture showing up on the site model, but landscape area stubbornly sitting at z=0. I moved it onto the same layer as the site model and sent to surface, no joy. Went to move it back and accidentally moved it onto my retained soft layer (containing existing trees). Suddenly it moved into the correct place. Can't explain this, think it must be a bug. Laura
  9. Just as a warning, any reasonably large set of aligned hardscapes with interpolation switched on will crash a site model when it's updated to suit top or bottom of the modifier. Switching interpolation off seems to resolve the matter.
  10. Hi both and thanks for the replies. This works well if I want to add the landscape area to the site model 'as is' but for the site I'm working on I want the levels in the soft areas to be modified. That means I have to do two exercises - one to add a separate site modifier to get the levels where I want them and then another to add the landscape area. In addition I've found that the landscape area needs to be refreshed to take on any modifications to the site model - but because there isn't a refresh button I had to switch between 3D display types to get it to update. I really do think this would be a better tool if it worked in the same way as the hardscapes. Laura
  11. I would like an option for a landscape area to be a site modifier, much the same as the hardscape tool. This would allow a true representation of excavations for a BIM project (often exiting ground will need to be excavated and replaced with new topsoil) and makes more logical sense to me than projecting onto a site model. Thanks Laura
  12. I think it was because I had started drawing the hardscape with the default settings to 'no fill', then added the fill afterwards. It only seems to work if fill is selected BEFORE drawing the hardscape. Still calling itself a 'floor' which seems a bit misleading for a lawn and I'm unable to change that. Thanks Laura
  13. This is a problem for me, have been experimenting with hardscapes and like the way they can be modified with stakes, but surely there is a way for those stake elevations to report relative to the project datum so that in plan view they can form part of a levels drawing? otherwise it's repeat work adding the levels manually. Laura
  14. When I create a hardscape it defaults to a floor in a building stor(e)y and I can't find a way to allocate it to 'site' so that it exports to IFC with the rest of my model. Does anyone know if this can be fixed? Thanks Laura Stone


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