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#1 Salvatore Valente

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Posted 03 September 2021 - 09:28 AM

I am working on a large subdivisions and Id like to import multiple houses on a graded site.

 

 

When I go to neighborhood mode/add house,   it only brings in the drawing of the foundation (I am selecting a fully modeled project file)

 

Is it possible to get a whole other house project to come in with all levels/3d modeled?

 

 

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would I be able to have plan sets for each house all in the same project/file?   Would this make my computer self-destruct?

 

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#2 Mark Petri

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Posted 03 September 2021 - 10:23 AM

The drawings in the model stack will show in the 3D, but you will only see the selected plan on your site regarding any neighborhood homes. You can change which plan you see for each neighborhood home. The drawings/models for each neighborhood home cannot be in the same folder as the model you are bringing them into. You can set up folders for each neighborhood house within the main project folder if that keeps things better organized for you. Also, you can only change textures for each house in their own SV window opened via their own project. So, set the textures you want for each before bringing them in if possible.


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#3 Salvatore Valente

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Posted 03 September 2021 - 10:42 AM

I can't get ti to show in 3d,  just on the site plan,  Is there an option I need to select?



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Posted 03 September 2021 - 11:11 AM

I'm doing the same thing but having problems with the imported of the two homes.  It looks like corner boards are not correct and my roof soffit/fascia is gone on the imported house, anyone have problems like this?

 

 

 

 

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#5 Mark Petri

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Posted 03 September 2021 - 02:44 PM

The drawings you want modeled for the neighborhood home must be in the 3D model stack in their original location/project in order to show up in the 3D of the host project when added as a neighborhood home.

 

Joseph - I wonder if you open the neighborhood home in it's original folder if the model is also messed up and needs a regeneration or clean up??


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#6 Mark Petri

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Posted 03 September 2021 - 02:45 PM

You also may need to double check the offset for each neighborhood home to be sure it is near the same elevation as the host home or what makes sense for the site you are placing it in.


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#7 Joseph Smith

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Posted 04 September 2021 - 06:48 PM

The drawings you want modeled for the neighborhood home must be in the 3D model stack in their original location/project in order to show up in the 3D of the host project when added as a neighborhood home.

 

Joseph - I wonder if you open the neighborhood home in it's original folder if the model is also messed up and needs a regeneration or clean up??

 

thanks Mark, i thought a cleanup was necessary also so went into the other job, cleaned up the roof, saved it closed it then opened the other job and still messed up.  That's ok, i got the point across to the customer.  He wanted to see both of his homes next to each other as they will be built.

 

Agree the grade looked strange.  I do have zero step entry, garage entry and exposure windows on both and realize my normal procedure for creating a site plan won't look proper with the neighborhood function...especially if substantial grade changes happen.

 

I use this feature maybe once a year so no big deal to me.


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#8 Salvatore Valente

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 07:32 AM

can't get it.   oh well



#9 Mark Petri

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 08:24 AM

It is not as user-friendly as one would hope. Maybe in the future we can have more control with some added simplicity of adjustment within the neighborhood menu.


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#10 Keith Almond

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 11:31 AM

I've never had an issue with it ...

 

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