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Unable to Export Spotlight Curved Truss Objects to 3D

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When I am exporting a model from Vectorworks to Revit or generic 3DS, all objects in my model export except for the Spotlight Curved Truss. I've done it a few different times now and every time, all other objects export fine. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

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VWX 2020 SP3.1, Windows 10

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Hmmm...I just checked on my setup with VW 2020 SP3.1 on mac.  Exported a 3ds with straight truss, curved truss, and a few other random objects.  Imported into Cinema 4D with no problems.  Everything is there.

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Hm interesting...thanks for sharing.

 

I realized the problem was the geometry was exporting as lines instead of solid models. I had to export the lines to a 3DS and recreate the truss in another program. Navis, Revit, and other 3D modeling programs couldn't understand how to render the lines. I can't attach the fbx export apparently, but here's a screenshot of the truss element rendered in "Wireframe" and in "Solid" views.

Truss Test - Solid.jpg

Truss Test - Wireframe.jpg

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Make sure you have "Export Plug-In Objects" checked.  I just tested again, and truss will not export if that option is deselected.  

 

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This is in Cinema 4D with a straight VW export.

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