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Importing a model on Vectorworks onto a site model on Vectorworks


Hi, I am having trouble figuring out how to import a 3d model of a building from Vectorworks on a separate Vectorworks document without the model appearing disfigured or have missing objects?  Also how do I bring it to ground level on a site model?

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This Is just one way to do it, there are others.


You can start with the site model file. Create a new design layer. Instead of creating a blank design layer, copy a design layer from another file. This is the lower part of the dialog box. Ensure that you choose all the layers that make up the 3D model and that you choose the option at the bottom to import later options. 


Now adjust the plan location to suit the site and adjust the layer elevation of the site model to suit the building. 


Another way is to use a design layer viewport where you reference in the 3D model. That will make it easy to move and rotate the 3D model and change the elevation to suit the site. 


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^This is how I would usually do this as well.


Regarding the missing objects, you may also want to check if there are identical classes in both drawings which may be turned off in the site model drawing and therefore hiding parts of your imported 3D model.

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