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Object colours in BIM

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Hi.

 

Not sure if this goes into this forum category but I have a problem with colour mapping on IFC export. Inside the Vectorworks program all the vegetation is coloured green, paving is gray, site model green, and so on. All fills are by Class. 

All the objects have IFC classifications... After the model is exported all the colours get messed up. As you can see from the screenshot all the vegetation is purple, all the paving (IfcSlab) objects are mostly blue, one Slab object with pink outline is gray, IfcBeam objects are pale pink... 

I am still new in the ifc and bim world so I might have overlooked something.  Is this something that is as it is or is it possible to display the model with original colours? On the screenshot I am using Tekla BIMsight but similar problem presist on Solibri as well. The program is Vectorworks Landmark 2020 SP2.

 

Any help is appreciated.

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Hi,

 

IFC generally does not support colors or materials yet. I don't know how it is in Tekla BIMsight but in Solibri there is an automatic color set that is applied to ifc entities. You can set up your own though, that is apllied to the model. Maybe something similar is possible in BIM sight.

In Solibri is you right click on your model, you can choose the color set.

 

Hope that helps!

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