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Personal Workshop 2022

This workshop we use for us as a reference for BIM and data-transfer between our programs.
For our personal use only.
Folgende Informationen werden von uns als Referenzen für BIM und Datentransfer zwischen unseren Programmen benötigt. Nur für unsere persönliche Verwendung.


BIM studies:

Personal workshop:
Consulting BIM-modelling scale 1:50 and 1:100. We need to set up first the layer-structure with your office.
- Our normal workflow is preproject 1:200 and project in Vectorworks (CAD-2D) and Rhino/Enscape. Than Vectorworks or Archicad in CAD-2D or BIM-3D.
In Deutsch:
Consult für BIM-3D als 1:50 und 1:100. Für BIM-modelle muss zuerst vorgängig zu den Arbeiten die Layer-Struktur mit Ihnen abgesprochen werden.
Unser normaler Arbeitsgang ist der Entwurf 1:200 in Vectorworks (CAD-2D) und Rhino. Dann das Projekt in BIM-3D Modell in Archicad im Mst. 1:100 // oder nur als CAD-2D in Vectorworks 1:100.
Ausführungspläne: BIM-3D Modell im Mst. 1:50 sind in Archicad // oder nur als CAD-2D in Vectorworks 1:50.
Für die Visualisierung benutzen wir V-Ray oder Enscape.


Solution for difficult cornerdestails:

We did for details BIM bloc-models without the fill-textures. Textures/lines we add by hand in 2D-layout. This way it is less complicated for difficult corner-details, as this would be hard to solve in only BIM-3D environment.

For BIM-3D-planing we use the program Archicad. The exportformats from us is in PDF, IFC, and DWG.

We use e-mail or Dropbox for send the files. The exportformats from us is PDF, DWG, and BIM-IFC.

In Deutsch:

Wir planen ein einfaches BIM-Modell (mit wenig externen Bibliotheken) für den schlanken/einfacheren Datenaustausch:

Dadurch gibt es weniger Fehler,-nur das Wesentliche wird gesendet,-nicht alle Details. Siehe Fachhochschule Architektur in Luzern. Projekt BIM. Link: https://sites.hslu.ch/architektur/bimwood/

  X = nicht zu empfehlen als BIM.   V  =  Erster BIM für Kostenkalkulation*  V = Zweiter BIM für Aufbau*

* Mit Fachplaner Datenaustausch/Layerstruktur zuerst absprechen,- und vorher kurz austesten.


Our set up for BIM-3D in Archicad.

Deutsch: Unsere BIM-3D-Layer-Struktur in Archicad:

Oben: Die BIM-3D-Struktur der Layer und Arbeitsebenen in Archicad 25/26.#



Intern info for formats used by us:

Set Up planed for year 2023 to 2028.


Design workflow in two steps:
2D (Design-Concept)
Ideation-2D (I-Pad): Sketchbook, ArtSet, ClipStudio.
Idea-2D-Rendering (PC): Rebelle and Photoshop.
15 concept-ideas in 2D.
3D-Design (Design-Renderings)
Idea-3D-Rendering (PC): Rhino+Modo, and Vectorworks.
Final Render in V-Ray or Twinmotion.
5 design-renderings in 3D with materials.
Ongoing support for production-design.
3D-Production (Design-Production)
3D-project first production-draft Rhino-Nurbs and Vectorworks.
3D-project second final production in Rhino-Nurbs and Vectorworks.
Optional final production in Solid Works (Outsourcing).
Final Render in V-Ray or Twinmotion.
VIZ-3D-Workflow in two steps:
1. DXF plan reading in Rhino. Set up floorplans and elevations in top view. Snap on DXF-plan.
Each floor on seperate layer. Walls and floors with booleans,-this way it is later easy to change.
First client presentation. No set in site without approval from the building-design and materials.
Than concept for perspectives and surounding. Also approval from client.
2. Set in details and furnitures. Set in perspectives with the environment on seperate layers.
Render in Rhino with V-Ray or Enscape. 
One with windows-glas, one without windows-glas, one with reflection-surounding 100% (or reflecting picture-walls), and one with glas in red. Combine, add, and compose in Photoshop.
Sometimes add different renders for combination materials, reflections, different lighting, shadows,--> for combine elements in Photoshop in own layers. Best render-elements for combine together. Try HDRI-s with different renders and combine them in Photoshop.
Add On, Pointcloud:
Pointcloud-workflow: 1. Vectorworks DXF-2D-setup-> 2. Rhino 3D-model-> 3. V-Ray or Enscape for render.
Subject to change, On Nuea Art 2023.

Software used in 2023:

Vectorworks+Archicad  I  Rhino+Modo  I  SketchUp+Silo
Real-time Rendering: V-Ray  I  Twinmotion  I  D5 Render
Illustration: Sketchbook, Art Rage, Rebelle und Photoshop.
- Rhino+Modo+V-Ray/Twinmotion/D5 Render.   - for exterior and industrial design.
- SketchUp+V-Ray/Enscape/D5 Render.                 - for interior design.
- Vectorworks and Archicad for CAD/BIM with Enscape for Real-time Render.
- Vectorworks+Rhino, and Archicad for Architecture Design (CAD-2D) and Pointcloud/IFC.
- Modo, Z-Brush, Nomad+Procreate for organic form with texture-painting in 3D.
Subject to change, Mai 2023.

Format to transfer

Form Z, -->Form Z free (.dae) to SketchUp 2022. -->From SketchUp 2022 or Archicad (.skp v 2015) to Vectorworks 2021 or to Cinema4D for 3D-visualization.). Vectorworks to Cinema direct-link or better quality with fbx-format.

-  Vectorworks export to Rhino/VRay (Vectorworks export: FBX-als Klassen-, or OBJ). Vectorworks-3D to Rhino,-FBX,- open in Rhino7. Import rh7 to Archicad. This can be used to do sections and elevations. Better dwg to work on independent lines.

Info Vw-3d to 2D: 1.  CAD-3D designplan in Vectorworks/Rhino. > 2.  Export dwg-2D files from Vectorworks for model-reference,-click option 2d when export (and 3D-visualization .fbx for Cinema 4D). > 3.  Archicad or Vectorworks for CAD-2D plan. > Cinema 4d for 3D-illustration.

Info Blender: From Rhino to Blender .fbx,- from Vectorworks to Blender .collada. Blender is a free software.

IFC files can be written by Vectorworks, Archicad, or SketchUp. Rendering from IFC is Enscape, Twinmotion or with SketchUp also V-Ray.
Silo to RhinoSubD:
From Silo save as FBX -Motion Builder-. Than import to Rhino as fbx. In box set `Import as RhinoSubD`.
In Rhino the SubD can be turned off/on with TAB-Key.
Rhino has 1. basic Box-models (dito Archicad), 2. Surface-Nurbs-models (dito Vectorworks), or 3. RhinoSubD-Models (dito Silo). 
SubD in Rhino from import Silo (or Blender),- can be converted in Rhino to Rhino Nurbs. This way there is a good workflow from Hand-2D-Sketch to Freeform-SubD,- and then to Rhino Nurbs for a exactly 3D-Nurbs production model. From the Rhino Nurbs can be a solid created to import in Solid Works.


Vectorworks and Rhino7/V-Ray combination:

3D-Vectorworks to Rhino in normal `DWG-format`.->Klassen (class) are OK. Lines, pictures, and 3D wit Klassen is exportet.(*). --> Or direct export from VW with .rhino,-but then the layers are lost. But the models from .rhino can also be splited for group-elements.

In Rhino explode once for group, second time for object.


Back from Rhino to Vectorworks in .rhino7 or `SketchUp15-format`. All the import comes on a new Layer.->Better import to VW first in seperate file in VW for a test.(*)

In VW rightclick second last `Gruppe auflösen`. Sometimes have to click sometimes more to get this `Ga`.

* Vectorworks and Archicad are not good for import Rhino- or SketchUp-files. Only use for designhelp-detailmodels to import in AC or VW. But Rhino or Cinema are good for big files from AC or VW.

Vectorworks (and Archicad) have a direct import for Rhino-data .3dm. Vectorworks is better because it is as Rhino a nurbs-based program.


Archicad and Rhino7/Enscape combination:

Archicad to Rhino from viewport 3D in normal `Rhino 3dm-format`.->after splitt can elements be textured and scaled. When like to have elements in boxes (not splittetd,- than use from 3d viewport sketchup 19 to export from Archicad. But singel faces can not be splitt anymore, with Rhino 3dm OK. When like texture-folder use exp. sketchup 15 or wavefront-->textures as jpeg in folder. Rhino to Archicad as a bloc (Rhino 3dm importer to AC).


Solidworks to Rhino7, or Cinema 4D:

STEP, IGES, Wavefront OBJ, or STL to transfer from Solidworks to Rhino 7, or Cinema 4D. Or for a new model in Solidworks,- 2D-lines from Adobe Illustrator or Vectorworks to Solidworks as 2D-contour-baselines.




On Nuea Art+Design, design-workshop 2022.

Subject to change / work in progress.