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Found 33 results

  1. Francois Levy

    Cinema 4D to Vectorworks

    I know it's a backwards workflow, but I may have a new client soon who does concept/visualization in C4D, and I'd like to import their models into Vectorworks. They currently have this workflow: C4D --> SketchUp --> AutoCAD. Ultimately they should go: Vectorworks -->C4D, but I may or may not convince them to change their workflow. Meanwhile, can anyone tell me whether there's an export path from C4D to Vectorworks that preserves C4D NURBS? Their current workflow does not, obviously, and that's a headache for them.
  2. Benson Shaw

    Revit file import crashes vwx.

    My 1st ever attempt to import Revit file causes a vwx to crash completely. It's a big file at 345MB and probably the most recent version, but I can't tell. I'm importing into a new blank vwx file set to 1:1 layer scale. Import starts with lengthy Initialization. Progress bar is blank for 2 or 3 minutes, then fills completely in about 1 second. The Initialization box vanishes, and the import options dialog appears. I tried Active View, Model View and the 2d/3d Views. I disabled texture import and vwx native objects. I tried mesh and poly groups options. Instant crash each time as soon as I OK the options dialog. File too big for laptop system? Revit version too new? Change vwx file to other layer scale? Crash generates a dialog with choice to send report to Apple. Report pasted into a txt doc and attached here. Any tips or experience welcome. Thanks -B CrashReport to Apple.txt
  3. Any one having issues importing some revit files? I get a dialog with version not supported. Trying to import some lights from Selux. http://www.selux.us/en/resources/3drevit-downloads.html 3d_MTR_Column.zip
  4. This is a wish for an override for imported plane attributes to match the preferences of the main file: main file document preferences set up to 'screen plane only' - (or whichever) import the selected items from other file into main file vwx detects that 'objects being imported into current file have plane different to document preferences' question then is asked - 'would you like to change their plane to match current preferences?' - select yes or no, imported object planes are amended BOOM! - No more imported objects in different planes This would have to include groups, symbols, lines, poylines etc Don't see how this is any different from when you import textures or symbols that are the same - it always comes up with a warning symbol like the above. Thanks
  5. Hassan Raza

    RFA file import issue

    I am trying to import a Revit *.rfa file for a product, VW is giving me this error "This version of Revit file is not supported". Does anybody have a solution to this? Thanks
  6. Version 1.0.0

    17 downloads

    This example shows, how to create a record format with fields from an external csv or text-tab file with marionette. This example maybe needs the following know how which is not automatically is handled by the script: 1. Save Text with excel, open office or any other application as separated text file or tab separated text file. 2. Setup the "import txt" node-popup with the needed text encoding. Try utf-8, Latin1, macLatin_2 or other encoding to handle umlauts or special character issues. 3. The Exmaple just checks the first line of the text-file and creates record fields from them 4. The path to the text-input in the attached example is related to the document path. Save first your Vectorworks document. Or use an absolute path input. 5. No warranty or charge for this script, play first on a new file or on the attached file. I whish you success with it
  7. Hello, When I Export a File from Vectorworks as .DWG, certain curves lines (arcs) and polylines change to line segments that are not curved anymore and the shapes change from round shapes to shapes with angles (squared). If I import back that same file to Vectorworks, some longer lines become fragmented in smaller lines. Is there any options to avoid this situations or at least make it smaller? Increasing the document DPI did not helped. In general I find several problems with Export .dwg and Import .dwg Thank you.
  8. tca

    Autocad layers import

    Does anybody have any advice for the following problem? 1. We received an Autocad template (.dwt) containing a layer system used by the client (we have to use the same system) 2. When we import the .dwg (saved from the .dwt) in Vectorworks it only brings in the layers (VW classes) which contain objects. The .dwt template doesn't contain any objects so no classes in Vectorworks 3. Possible solutions would be: - manually draw an object in each of the +300 layers in autocad and then import in VW - some kind of autocad script that does the above - a magic VW trick or script? thanks
  9. nrkuhl

    2017 Revit Import

    Is the Revit import feature in 2017 intended to allow us to bring in entire Revit models, or just single objects (families)? I'm trying to import a Revit model that a consultant generated right now, and all I'm getting is the title page of their drawing set. The help file has no real information so far either.
  10. It would be nice if VW Landmark (and perhaps Architect as well) could import OpenStreetMap (.osm) vector files. This could be useful when starting work in an area for which one does not have GIS information from the client yet, but you do want to know where housing, roads etc. are. Then OpenStreetMap can come in handy. Also for mapping purposes it could come in handy.
  11. Hello, I work with VW 2017, but I'm still not really used to build complex 3d volumes. At the moment I have to model an elliptical stair, and I'm only able to build it in Rhino. I've exported a DWG file from Rhino and imported it in VW. The imported faces are not really clean (dividied in triangles) and I am also not able to make sections through it and having a nice and clean section/elevation. I guess that this has also to do that rhino works with planes and Vectorworks with solids (?). Is there a way I could model/export this stair in rhino, import it in VW, and be able to make sections through it and also have the elevations? Thanks a lot. Have a nice week.
  12. I cannot import dxf drawings - even ones I have exported! I can import dwg with no issue.
  13. Our team is having trouble with .dwg imports that contain clipped xrefs and clipped blocks. Objects outside of the clipped area are being imported into vectorworks as live linework, and contain schedules, exploded views, etc. We would like to be able to import these files with the clipped objects excluded or cropped. Is there a way to accomplish this? We have tried using the "Ignore Block Clipping" tool, but this doesn't change or alter the import at all?
  14. Another example for a Marionette productivity-tool. The Attached Marionette Network imports all .skp Files from a chosen or predefined folder as Symbols. Limitations: - No special characters like äöü (I think a limitation of the vectorscript function) - No Sub-Folders This is a fore-taste of a couple of nodes I did the last weeks for import/export data or mass-modification of resources. So stay tuned ... :-) DomC BatchImport SketchUp.vwx
  15. What I don't get at all is, if you import a DWG at a wrong Scale/Units, the Object's (Off) Scale itself between objects is totally ok. But the Location of (some?) Objects is wrong and some Objects spread all over the drawing. It looks like there are no problems in Z heights, just dislocations in XY plane. I think often only one Axis is affected. (I am not 100% sure about that) If I re-import that file at a correct Unit Setting again, I have to choose Millimeters as DWG Units, everything is fine as it should. I noticed that behavior over many years and VW releases. So I do not understand what the problem is, that Objects come in fine but not their Location. Why import in wrong Units happened at all : In this case I worked in a DWG file that had "Working" Units set to Meter and VW was set to Meter. It looks like the "File" or System Units Standard internally may be in Millimeters though. Whatever or which side does wrong reading or exporting the correct Units, - I would have expect to import Meters - VW expects to import in Meters And it is just a Factor of 1:1000 off + everything sits directly around file origin.
  16. Currently Vectorworks does not have an option to fully import referenced files afterwards and break the reference in one go (e.g. similar to the bind option for references in AutoCAD and compatibles). It would be nice to have a bind option that would allow us to fully import a referenced file afterwards through the organizer and remove the reference after successful import. Especially with multiple references this can be convenient.
  17. Samuel Derenboim

    IFC, REVIT & BIM Import

    hi all again, Is there a way to mass import several revit libraries? It would be extremely useful to make custom libraries for vectorworks from already made revit object libraries. Currently, importing one by one is a bit cumbersome, wanted to get a take on how to do that at a faster pace? A script perhaps? or is there a way to do this via marionette tool? Looking forward from hearing some ideas. Best, Sam
  18. Looking for dwg., vector or full model files for two sports cars: - 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo (2004-2014 will do) - 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider
  19. steebeebo

    sketchup model in top/ plan

    I imported a sketchup model into VW. When I look at top / plan view the skup model doesnt render nicely. Any advice on how to go about this? I tried auto hybrid and it didnt work. I also tried converting a copy to polygon but same result. Help appreciated. Thanks!
  20. Mike Wright

    Odd textures behaviour

    I have two models of human figures. Both purchased from the same source. One renders fine, the other doesn't behave correctly. It is much darker even in exactly the same lighting. Does any body have any idea what might be the cause? Both are rendered with an imported map using a JPEG image and both were imported from OBJ in exactly the same way.
  21. I want to edit and use some tools for the site model such as cut and fill for the imported site model from elsewhere (ifc format). Can I do this without reconstructing the whole site model all over again from start in Vectorworks? Also, if I exported a Vectorworks site model (ifc format), I cannot edit it again when I import it again to Vectorworks? Is there a way to edit it (and do some cut and fill etc) after the site model was exported?
  22. MSLD

    Problems importing PDFs

    Is anyone else having problems importing PDFs? Frequently 2017 will say it can't import a PDF, or the PDF is corrupted. I restart vectorworks, and it imports with no problem. Not sure if it's a memory problem, a graphics card getting too tired, or what.
  23. asolomon

    Importing DWGs in a new scale

    I'm having issues getting a DWG file that was drawn in metric to import in 1/4" scale. The issue is when I import the file and tell it to be in imperial units and 1/4" scale, the drawing shrinks down to peanut size on the page. Then when I dimension line it, the dim lins are HUGE compared to the drawing. I'm thinking that the dim lines are probably in 1/4" scale, but the drawing itself is not for some reason. Can anyone help?
  24. Hi there. We use VW2017 to add electrical engineering features to architect issued plans. In a rather big project we get multiple 500 MB - 1 GB plans from the architect that we have to import and save as VW documents to be able to work on them. This happens a few times a week and it surely adds up time before we can work with those plans. As of now we are using the biggest baddest iMacs and VW2017 for the planing and even they slightly buckle when importing those plans. Trying out different MacPro and Mac minis we determined, that during the import process it's the clockspeed and the usage of real CPU cores that truly makes the difference. For example a MacPro 2009, 4-Core 2.66 GHz XEON on 8 GB RAM, SATA2 SSD with 10.11.6 and VW2017 will have around 2min 30sec to import a 10 MB .ifc file. We tested it with the standart GT120 (512 MB VRAM) and a GTX760 4GB and there practically no difference between them. GPU seems to make no direct impact at that point. Also it shows only the real cores under pressure, so no hyperthreading during import. So there are a few questions that need confirmation: Is the observation correct, that it is the clockspeed and the physical cores that really count during import? Can VW2017 actually use more than 4 Cores? How is it in WIndows 10 64bit? Will 32 GB RAM bring a significant boost against 16 GB RAM? Would a RAM disk containing the file to be converted bring a significant difference? We threw round a few suggestions and thats what we would go, if the before mentioned points can be confirmed: AMD Black Edition FX 9590 4.7 GHz 8-Core on a FX990 Chipset board, AMD RX480 (8GB VRAM), SSD, 16 GB RAM (or 32 if it really makes a difference) In the end we are aiming for the setup that will allow us to max out on the import process (within reason of course). Thanks for your input, your tips are really appreciated! Best Regards Thomas Alt
  25. Steven Meyer

    Modified 2D Polygone

    Hi guys, I'm new to marionette. Is it possible to load an excising 2D Polygone to my marionette wrapper to modify it? (especially extrude) thanks, steven Vectorworks 2017 Spotlight (German Edition)
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