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  1. Site stuff like this needs to be done in a program that can work with Northings & Eastings, UTM, Civil Stuff. VW does a great job with this. Model the mh fab drawings in Onshape...then import into VW and place in the correct xyz The problem is, while the civil 3d people can import this model from vw...they cannot really deal with it...it seems that most of the 3d work they do is lines that are 3d which say "the end of this line (representing a pipe) is at invert XXX.Xft" so they are not use to dealign with actual 3d models...
  2. a parking garage, oil rig platform
  3. 23-13 23 00 Strut Channel.vwx 23-23 25 00 Scaffolding.vwx
  4. it was just someone else showing me what could be done vs my blind assumption.
  5. Onshape has no interest in moving into architecture and has stated so.
  6. just in case..if anyone thinks I'm abandoning vw for a full on mechanical approach I'm not...not by a long shot.
  7. have fun guys... 13-23 19 27 Electrical Rooms.vwx
  8. There is this company I started to do work for...they are 99% mechanical so I recommended Onshape. They were going down the Solidworks route. They have me around because they want some buildings etc. and as I have said before "mechanical cad is terrible for buildings..." Then one particular msTeams meeting there cad guy showed the following image (see below) Apparently I do not know what I'm talking about. I am now rethinking my office paradigm... My vw dept has now been reduced by 50% and I'm now pushing as much as I can into the mechanical cad side of my office. DTM site stuff, Northing & Easting w/ elevations & Existing conditions 2d stuff, still has a strong foot hold in VW. See those doors in the image? They are parametric. Not parametric like we are typically use to (OIP). But truly parametric stuff that you set up yourself to do exactly what you want...no need to wait for someone at vw to fix/imporve something for next years version...
  9. A sample of a sub-system...something like this will now be done in mechanical cad. Using VW for collecting and placing these systems on a site & working with civil for Northings & Eastings. The shortcomings of mechanical cad are they don't work with the ground plane concept nor should they. If someone developed a way to import mechanical cad models into a good 3d civil cad. Auto CAD civil 3d doesn't count its terrible VW VGM is the gold standard of what 3d should look like. (Onshape models import well) Then you could say good by to Revit, BIM360, Archicad, etc At this point I think I could do a bridge, sky scraper & definitely a house foundation, in mechanical cad.
  10. So "sub-systems" are being compiled in Onshape along with the BOMs and then those assemblies are exported into VW for placement on the site or building.
  11. 23-39 29 11 Waste Water Drains.vwx
  12. Moving all this type of stuff over to the mechanical dept (Onshape)... 23-27 69 00 Antivibration Mountings.vwx
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