Importing 3D Models to VideoCAD

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MichaelHua
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Importing 3D Models to VideoCAD

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Hi All,
As per the title, I am trying to import a 3D Model from Sketchup to VideoCAD as per the instructions:
http://www.cctvcad.com/Files/import_sketchup_manual.pdf

I am successfully able to export to a .vcm file and import the model however a grey opaque box appears in plan view although the correct 3D model is shown in the 3D World. Please see attached image of what I’m trying to describe.

Has anyone come across this issue and knows a solution or knows why this happens?
Additionally, are there any alternate methods of importing more complex 3D models in to VideoCAD?

Any advice would be much appreciated, Thank you.
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Re: Importing 3D Models to VideoCAD

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Hello

You probably missed the last steps of 4.2.2, 4.2.3 and 4.2.4 of the reference manual that link you gave.
To show the 3D model projection in the Graphics window, open the 3D models window Main menu> 3D models> 3D models window, choose the 3D model you just imported and follow these steps 4.2.2, 4.2.3 and 4.2.4.
MichaelHua wrote: Additionally, are there any alternate methods of importing more complex 3D models in to VideoCAD?
See also description of tools in the 3D models window in the Help system.
Example 31 Work with 3D models-territories and
Example 30 Work with layers and multi-level projects will be helpful.

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Re: Importing 3D Models to VideoCAD

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Several advaises how to avoid distortion of 3D models when exporting were added to the Instruction for importing 3D models from SketchUP.

Please see What is new in VideoCAD

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Re: Importing 3D Models to VideoCAD

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Starting from VideoCAD 9.1 you can import ready 3D models of objects and territories without using SketchUP. You can import 3D models from files: *.3ds, *.ase (3D Studio max), *.dae, *.xml (Collada), *.obj and more than twenty 3D formats. You can download 3D models in Collada format (*.dae) from free SketchUP 3D Warehouse library, use 3DS Max models from designer's libraries, 3D models from game model libraries, create 3D models in SketchUP, save them in *.dae and import in VideoCAD.

Aso it is possible to transform, colorize, incline 3D models. You can cut out parts from complex 3D models.

You can make 3D models in VideoCAD itself from constructions and other 3D models.

See: What is new in VideoCAD

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Re: Importing 3D Models to VideoCAD

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Starting from VideoCAD 10, results of 3D modeling of VideoCAD can be exported to a file of the open 3D format COLLADA. COLLADA files can be imported into a variety of 3D editors, including SketchUP, and converted to other 3D formats.

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