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Does anyone know why this is happening and what I can do about it? The PFC legs of the portal have turned 90° and the cross member profile has changed to some other type of channel wgich is not the PFC profile from my VW file.




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That happened quite often in the past.

I thought this would already have been fixed.

Maybe since VW 2020 ?

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I don't have solibri. It's not important for this project but I guess something to be aware of. We are moving to 2021 next year so hopefully not an issue then. Thanks.

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@Boh...I believe Solibri still offers a free download for both Mac and PC. Solibri Model Viewer as opposed to the "industrial strength" Solibri Model Checker.  If I recall correctly there were some issues with mirroring objects (or it might have been if you rotate objects) hmmmm....



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@Boh - I just tried a couple of Structural Members as columns and a Framing Member as a beam.  I mirrored one of the columns and it seemed to stay oriented correctly...I'll keep trying to see what's up...


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Thanks @Wes Gardner for spending time on this. Ill definitely check out the solibri viewer.  Cheers 


Edit: So after downloading the Solibri viewer the steel portal columns and beam are still wrong. Must be a VW export issue. Even tried with VW2020. Maybe 2021! (or is that too hopeful?). I like the Solibri viewer though and the freebie optimizer is a bonus too! Cheers




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