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looking into creating curved surfaces beyond VW's capabilities, anyone using Rhino in conjunction with VW?

Modelling complex shapes in Rhino and importing into VW for final model?

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Hello Carpalmer

I have been using Rhino and Vectorworks together since 2008. I find there are several advantages to this workflow when dealing with really complex compound curves or if you need to fabricate the finished product using a CNC.

The only minor hang up is occasionally the geometry may come in as all separate NURBs surfaces, so make sure you weld the geometry in Rhino before you import. If the import Rhino command causes an issue you can also go into Rhino and export as a Solid or .iges file and import into Vectorworks. I hope that helps a bit and good luck on your endeavors.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you get stuck.

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