Hi, We are presently doing a project where 2 teams (Building and infra) are trying to coordinate the files in a single synchro file. The building files were made in Revit whereas the Infra models were made in Civil 3D. Both were later exported to dwfx (The civil 3D file was first converted into NWC and then to dwfx). When trying to import the files into a single Synchro file it is not coming in the same coordinates. While it is possible to align the file using the coordinate system, I am wondering if there is any other alternative solutions as using coordinate system is not aligning the model 100%. The below picture illustrates the issue. Landscape file which was made in revit is not in alignment with the infra files. Initially the 2 were in seperate coordinates and the landscape file was moved in using bounding box. However as shown it is not 100% perfect. Kindly suggest a solution in order to coordinate the model perfectly
It seems you are doing a lot of conversions that could be leading to a loss of data. The ideal approach would be to get geo-coordinates from Civil 3D and align the Revit model, and create iModels using iTwin Connectors, directly from the Revit and C3D formats. Create iModel from iTwin File Service (Control Documents)
Alternatively, you can import both C3D and Revit into Navisworks, make sure they are aligned, then use either the iTwin Connector(preferred) or the plugin to export all models as one.
Even within 4D Pro you can precisely align the models, using Manipulate with Snapping (attached document).PDF
Hi Arpit, Thank you for the response. Is it possible to use iModels in Synchro 2017 Pro? That was the agreed version between the two teams for coordination.
Aah, that makes things harder. No, iModels are available for SYNCHRO 4d Pro v6.3+. Please review this wiki for working with Navisworks plugin - Using the Navisworks Plugin