Create 3d Text

Post under construction.   1. First you need to explode the Super Alignment labels: Strings=>Super alignment=>Tools=>Explode and process labels 2. The labels are now Super Strings with Vertex Text, which need to be converted into Text objects. Quickest method is to write out a DWG then read it back in. Write DWG Most of the [...]
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IFC Writer Global ID and GUID

When 12d exports an IFC file each object is given a unique GUID.  If you export the same data again, the new IFC is created at a different point in time so each object is given a new and unique GUID. This can create problems for other software, such as Navisworks, as the GUID is [...]
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Attribute Manipulator – De-concatenate Attributes

This Post is Under Construction, please stay posted for updates. Along with concatenating attributes, the Attribute Manipulator File will also de-concatenate attribute values into separate attributes. Even better, the new attributes can be placed into a group to make life easier when exporting to IFC. To view/edit an Attribute Manipulator file, go to Utilities=>Attributes=>Create/edit attribute [...]
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MTF Analyse Subgrade

Fixed=>Boxing=>Analyse Subgrade Analyse Subgrade calculates the Upper Zone of Formation, typically the top of Select Material Zone. Links are then created that represent the floor of the Upper Zone of Formation. Min cut length & Min emb length Sets the minimum length of a cut and embankment zones. If a zone is shorter than this [...]
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Attribute Manipulator and IFC Property Sets

Page under construction.   When writing an IFC file, 12d exports Attribute Groups using the tags IFCCOMPLEXPROPERTY and IFCPROPERTYSINGLEVALUE.  Depending on the receiving software, these attributes will be flattened into a single level attribute or ignored completely. This is where exporting 12d Attribute Groups as IFC Property Sets can help. When preparing your data, the [...]
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Trimesh BIM Objects Create from 12da

3D Objects exported as a 12da file can be inserted along at string at each vertex. BIM=>Trimesh=>Create=>Trimesh BIM Objects Create/Edit If you don't already have an editable file in the Working Folder, please see here:  12dwiki.com.au/trimesh-bim-objects-create/ Then create a new Type; Make sure to select Location: Working Folder Then create a new Vertex-Segment Type On [...]
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Split Trimesh by Vertical Plane

BIM=>Trimesh=>Split Cut=>Split by vertical plane Split a trimesh along a vertical plane. Origin:  Location to split trimesh Angle:  Measured from Origin, counter-clockwise from North (0°) Width:  Measured perpendicular, normal to the trimesh at the Origin Height:  Measured parallel, normal to the trimesh at the Origin The width and height define a bounding box to test [...]
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Trimesh BIM Objects Apply

BIM=>Trimesh=>Create=>Trimesh BIM Objects Apply Parameter File:  Allows objects to be easily re-applied Data Source:  Data (strings/points) to apply objects to Vertex-Segment Type:  Select object to apply Clean model beforehand:  Tick-on to automatically clear previous Trimesh Trimesh Model:  Model create trimesh on Vertex Type:  RMB to select the object to apply, then tick-on ALL Segment Type:  [...]
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Trimesh BIM Objects Create from Profile

As we've seen, simple objects such as service trenches and fences can be quickly created.  But what if you have something more complex, such as a guard rail or bus shelter. BIM=>Trimesh=>Create=>Trimesh BIM Objects Create/Edit If you don't already have an editable file in the Working Folder, please see here:  12dwiki.com.au/trimesh-bim-objects-create/ Abbreviations The following abbreviations [...]
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Trimesh BIM Objects Create

BIM=>Trimesh=>Create=>Trimesh BIM Objects Create/Edit Before you can create new objects, you need to create an editable file in the Working Folder.  This can be done by copying an existing object. Select <Copy> and enter the name of an existing object, such as General fences/F08, then select <Working> Abbreviations The following abbreviations will be used throughout [...]
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