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10 minutes ago, thiertmd365 said:

Hi all! 

 

Starting a project (work in Archicad) with another group who work in Vectorworks. All the drawing will be in 2D and shared by converting to dwg's.

 

Two potential issues are:

 

Origins

Layers/Classes ufabet

 

The plan is to start with one set of plans say drawn on vectorworks and then converted to dwg's which will be shared with us who can then make alterations to send back, or receive updated files which we can import.

 

Is there a way of ensuring the origin is the same so we don't have to line up drawings using chimneys or the like. 

 

Secondly at the vectorworks end is there a guide or reference document to explain how to set up the vectorworks export dwg tool in such a way as the classes and layers are combined and information not lost between converting and then reimporting.

For example is it possible to export a file in VW to a dwg, and then import that dwg to VW and have an identical file without any loss of class/layer data?

 

I note a mapping option in the export menu and suspect this may be of use.

 

We are having a meeting tomorrow and hope to agree on a protocol which we will all use.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, thiertmd365 said:

For example is it possible to export a file in VW to a dwg, and then import that dwg to VW and have an identical file without any loss of class/layer data?

No.

When working together at the same hierarchical level you have to use the same program. Only if data flows one direction you can use different programs and tune export/import so the loss of information/graphical quality is kept to a minimum. Vectorworks, setting a pretty good graphical standard, would do nicely as the receiving program doing the final layout.

When having VW on the sending end try to draw "flat" or "Kiss":  No Sheetlayers, no Design Layer Viewports.

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This sounds like exactly the scenario where you should be looking at bim modeling. Both formats ex and importing info to the same model. 

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