Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
P Retondo

Import NURBS object?

Recommended Posts

I've been working between VW 10.5.1 and Rhino to create a 3d model of a curved lattice-work railing. Rhino can map a complex flat surface onto a curved surface, but I can't find a way except through .dwg import and export to get the objects back into VW, which then come in as 3d polys or meshes, not nurbs. Is there any way to do this? Does VW import IGES files, and would this help?

Share this post


Link to post

Just complete the whole model in Rhino. We use VW11 and Rhino and for all of our 3D work Rhino is far superior to VW. I am finding that importing just plain dwg's is a pain I cannot even imagine trying to import an iges for or other form into VW.

Good Luck,

Tom in PA

Share this post


Link to post

Tom, thanks for the feedback. I guess there isn't a way to swap NURBS objects back and forth. I wish Rhino and VW could combine the best features of both programs into one.

PS: actually, check out this same thread in the 3d discussion area. It turns out you can import an IGES file, and get NURBS objects to cross over. But it hasn't been totally satisfactory.

[ 09-09-2004, 02:06 AM: Message edited by: P Retondo ]

Share this post


Link to post

P.R.

I have found Rhino to be one of the best filter and conversion engines out there. I will import and export just about anything with amazing accuracy and I use it to take VW files and prepare them for export to our CNC software. The way VW exports dxf's does not jive completely with industry standards and I have had the most problems with importing converted VW files. For all of our design work in 2D VW cannot be beat. For 3D Rhino can't be beat for the money. Your using the best programs so that's half the battle.

Let me know if we can be of any help with Rhino as we have a fair amount of experience with the program for architectural work.

Good Luck,

Tom in PA

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×
×
  • Create New...