When exporting the 3D models from OpenRoads or OpenRail Designer, teh files can't be read in other software like Navisworks, Solibri?
I don't see options I can change while exporting to IFC
So any idea on how to handle this?
I had a similar query recently. Unfortunately were stuck with only the latest schemas so other software needs to support it as well, which will be very unlikely.
Hopefully there's support for the widely compatible 2x3 schema, even if it isn't the latest or "Civil".
OpenRoads Designer 2020 R3 (10.09) | Microstation CE Update 15 | ProjectWise CE 3.4
are you aware of any changes here? I can't open IFC created with ORD 2020 R3 with Navisworks. It works nearly fine with freeware BIMVison, all Item Types Data is in place. Just missing colors that are defined in the DGN. However the requirement for the project is to use IFC with NavisWorks.
I could append DGN to navis, looks good but Item Types Data is missing, then I used plugin IFC Exporter to export dgn to IFC. Not really efficient, no Item Types, graphic is rough.
Going mad with this, closes to switching software to one that can produce IFC for this project.
Any workflows, how you deal with ORD and IFC highly appreciated :)
Chris, do you mean all "/ " in Feature Definition Paths?
can you download IRF model after export? Download is faded out. Do I need to register Projectwise Project in order to have this work?
You just need to Generate it first and it will take a few minutes (it will send you an email when conplete).
Yep. Replacing it in the path generally allows the IFC to be opened in other software
Another option is to export the 3D model to DWG and then use Civil 3D to export to IFC. Works well and maintains display colors.
Hi Benzi, may I know how do you preserve the lanes markings (created via 3D linetypes) while exporting the model to DWG format?I've tried exporting the 3D model to DWG, but the lane marking dash lines ended up with straight continuous lines instead of dash lines.
I'm not sure AutoCAD supports 3D line types. You can try setting this switch to see if they get dropped during export: