Visualisation Quick Timeline

Quick Timelines is a simple tool to easily create a timeline along a selected drive string.  The user may choose options such as a fixed or floating camera and the addition of vehicles. BIM => Visualisation => Timelines => Quick timeline Selections Floating Camera If ticked, the camera will follow the target (Drive String) and [...]
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Chainage Timeline

Chainage Timeline The Chainage Timeline follows a string or path by querying another string that defines what chainage (Y-Value) the object should be at for any given time (X-Value).  It is easiest to think of a Chainage Timeline as a graph that plots X=Time v's Y=Chainage. Chainage timelines are useful for making objects start/stop, accelerate/decelerate, [...]
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12d Model Projects and Synchronised Environments

Readily available cloud storage, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and more, are great tools for sharing files.  However, the storage of files is not done by magic and a 12d Model project is far more complex than photos or a simple Word document. In the background is a synchronisation process that you need to [...]
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Super Alignment Reference Table

Having just spent a few days learning about XSLT files so that you can create some custom table formats, you eagerly jump into a 12d Project only to find that your custom tables do not exist.  After restarting 12d a few times, re-saving all of your XLST and XML files, and then trying again, eventually [...]
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BIM and IFC Reference

So you've been asked to provide an IFC file, and not sure how to organise your data in 12d Model prior to exporting.  Here is a quick reference guide for all the humps, bumps, and hurdles we've come across for getting your data out to the wonderful world of BIM. Before proceeding, there's one important [...]
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Create Roads – Things to Know

There are some odd little nuances that can come up when using Create Roads.  Below are some of the common problems you may come across. Common Errors 1. "Unable to determine side of road" - Usually occurs when the Vertical Geometry does not start at CH00, and 12d cannot resolve the kerb returns. 2. "Chainage [...]
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MetaConnex

Introduced in 12d Model 15, MetaConnex is a suite of tools for creating, editing and manipulating attributes. When used alongside other 12d options like mapfiles and the attribute manipulator, MetaConnex’s power lies in not just helping to meet your projects BIM and Digital Engineering requirements, but ensures that required attributes on your data exist and [...]
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Chains – Option vs Option Manual

With the Option and Option Manual commands you can record panels into a chain.  This allows you to re-run 12d tools without having to re-enter details. To create a Chain file, refer here: 12dwiki.com.au/chains-create-edit Type: Execution Option Option - Manual Option Records any 12d Panel, and most 12d Macro Panels, into the chain.  This is [...]
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Chains – Create Edit

Chains are great way to automate repetitive 12d tasks, such as plotting, applying mapfiles, Functions etc. A number of basic videos on there creation and ideas for use can be found via the 12dModelTraining website. To create a new chain, go to Utilities => Chains => Create On the Create/Edit Chain panel, enter a Chain [...]
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Sydney Water Customisation

Creating a longsection plot from 12d Model, that meets Sydney Water's requirements, usually involves a lot of manual drafting. The 12d Model to Sydney Water setup is designed to reduce the amount of manual drafting effort required to produce a Sydney Water longsection.  Additionally, as it uses the original data from 12d Model there is [...]
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