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Hello everybody,

 

I would like to ask if it is possible to import from rhino to vectorworks, surfaces or polysurfaces  and convert them to walls, floors, roofs?

 

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Dear Juan,

 

I check this guide that you attached but don't answer  to my question. 

 

Could you please advice me about my quaries.

 

Kind regards,

Nikolaos Varlagkas

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Export from RHINO as a parasolids (x_t) file or STEP file. See this link from RHINO home site. You might try others there are many options. I would start with the 2 I mentions. I have had good results with both.

https://www.rhino3d.com/formats

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10 hours ago, rjtiedeman said:

Export from RHINO as a parasolids (x_t) file or STEP file. See this link from RHINO home site. You might try others there are many options. I would start with the 2 I mentions. I have had good results with both.

https://www.rhino3d.com/formats

 

Design series versions of VW have native Rhino import and export.

 

On 8/16/2018 at 12:52 PM, nikolas said:

surfaces or polysurfaces  and convert them to walls, floors, roofs?

 

I'm guessing this is the part of your question that isn't getting answered. There aren't conversion options for creating parametric objects in the VW Rhino import/export dialogs. Only a few import options recognize this type of conversion (Sketchup?). I don't think there are internal VW tools to do the conversion after the fact either. Most of the internal tools create parametric objects from 2d polylines/polygons not from 3d curves/surfaces/solids.

 

Kevin

 

 

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Dear Kevin and rjtiedeman, 

 

thanks you a lot for your answers. 

 

What I'm thinking of, is to create a workflow between Rhino (modelling)  to Vectorworks (architecture planning). 

More specific, if I create a freeform surface in Rhino could I converted it at Vectorworks on a wall with specific characteristics and fit to it doors, windows, etc?

 

Nikolas

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7 minutes ago, nikolas said:

What I'm thinking of, is to create a workflow between Rhino (modelling)  to Vectorworks (architecture planning). 

More specific, if I create a freeform surface in Rhino could I converted it at Vectorworks on a wall with specific characteristics and fit to it doors, windows, etc?

 

Hi Nikolas,

 

I don't think this is possible. Parametric walls in VW are very geometric (eg. they don't lean and only simple curves are allowed). You could cut openings in your geometry manually and still use door and window objects.

 

Kevin

 

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Dear Kevin,

 

Thank you for the answer.

 

Kind regards,

Nikolaos Varlagkas

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Nikolas,

I rarely import objects into vectorworks. If I do it is as a reference for redrawing. Normally importing from other software introduces 3D anomalies in the file that will only cause issues later. But. Thats just me.  Why load you project with potential issues.

 

Bob

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