1. Welcome to CAST's newly designed and improved Forum

    Log in or Sign up and share the knowledge!

    Dismiss Notice

Importing Vectorworks file

Discussion in 'wysiwyg' started by bloomy, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. bloomy

    bloomy New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looking to see what steps I need to do to import a .vwx file into R38. And tips would be appreciated.
     
  2. roygbiv

    roygbiv Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    14
    Haven't tried it, but my guess would be export to DWG, and import to DWG in WYSIWYG.
    Sounds horrible though, as you would loose a lot of information.

    Can you export to CSV file in Vectorworks? a new feature in WYG is, that you can import from CSV file, if you have positions of fixtures ...
     
  3. AJ Layton

    AJ Layton New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am also trying to import a Vectorworks file into WYSIWYG, but am running into some issues.

    After a couple tries I was able to import a simplified version with just a couple layers as a DWG, but it isn't looking right in Shaded view. It is missing some walls, and alot of things like chairs and the general dimensions of the house floor.

    Everything looks fine in wireframe, the problem seems to be isolated to shaded views for some reason.

    Here's a screenshot..
    Issue1.PNG


    P.S. Just learning WYSIWYG, so this may be some type of 1D10T error...
     
  4. AJ Layton

    AJ Layton New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Turned out to be my camera settings, got it sorted out.

    As suspected, a newbies 1D10T error.
     
  5. Floriaan

    Floriaan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2015
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    63
    You should also pay attention to the sideness of the walls. Normally you would want walls to be single sided, so you can look though them in shaded views. They need to be single sided the right way around though, because otherwise there appear to be no walls when your camera's are inside your venue.
     
  6. AJ Layton

    AJ Layton New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the tip! I'll take care of that.
     

Share This Page