Hi, I´m new at this and im trying to learn to use civil 3d and infrastructure modeler.
Both program are 2013.
the question is im having problems to import the IMX file that i did of a surface on civil 3d and exported in that format.
y stablished the same cordinates y both programs.
when y import the file in AIM the program reconizes as a terrain, but doesnts appear in the view.
Please, any help will be great.
Sorry for my poor level of english.
did you configure it, so status is "Imported"?
Right click on the item to configure, then hit close and refresh.
Hi, yes i´ve already did that, and also configurate the same geolocalizaton betwee the file i export from civil 3d and the new proyect in the infrastructure modeler. So in the configuration tab doesnt appear that as problem.
The program also reconizes the import as a terrain but, after the processation of the information nothing appear in the view.
ok, I would try these things:
1) try bringing in the imx into a blank AIM model, setting the model coord system the same as the acad drawing. That may be exactly what you are doing...
2) make a fake surface that is just a rectangle at elevation 100, export as IMX and bring into new AIM project.
report what the results are.
You want to narrow down if its related to the project, surface, or coord systems.
i tried to do that exactly process again, in new files and setting the coord system, using a surface from the contour made from a rectangle at elevation 100.
i print screen the steps.
when the data import its made, after the refresh, during the loading appears in the view something that seems to be the surface but then disapear.
something thata looks strange is that the surface seems to be loading arrond a sphere.
so, its difficult to me to define if the problem is related to the coordinate, the surface or another program issue.
i have doubts about the extend limits of the file that appears in the options at the start.
another the doubt is if i have ro geo-reference the surface before importing as imx to the AIM.
because the oly thing i do is define the coord system in the file.
I am also having the same problem. I cant import Civil 3D surfaces or other objects to InfraWorks through IMX. I am setting the coordinate systems to match, both in Infraworks and Civil 3D and nothing happens.
The data link appaers and it says "Configured", but still all I am seeing is the globe with no surface or anything anywhere. I tried it with two different models from different projects and neither works. I actually tried it through sqlite and sdf too, but none of these methods do anything.
What might be causing the problem? It would be great if someone had a solution. There is not much info on the internet yet.
btw: I am using the 2014 version of Civil 3D and InfraWorks.
That thing where it seems to show processing, and sometimes a blue tile near the project, then goes away, is because the surface is coming in way away from the model.
Now, if its the only data in the model, it should zoom to it.
Seeing your screenshot, you pulled in other stuff besides a surface.
I would avoid that until you can pull in a simple surface and have it show.
What coord system are you using in acad?
I would leave the IW system on default of LL84, no real good reason to change that in my experience.
I typically use CA83-VIF for project system in acad, I am in southern California.
What happens if you make a simple surface only and pull in through IMX?
Maybe post a simple IMX and I will try it for you.
Thanks for the quick resonse.
Actually I have tried using LL84 and also a Norwegian coordinate system. Neither worked. Also tried only importing the surface first, which ended up with the same results.
Now I made a simple rectangle surface with the heights of the corners between 30-40 meters. For some reason, the import still does not work. I have no idea what else I should set or do different. I am sure it is some minor detail as always
Does InfraWorks need to write in system folders when it imports or only the folder I specified for it to use with the project? Is there a reason to check the write permissions in the Civ3D/enu or something folders?
Anyhow. I attached my test IMX and test screenshot, would be greatful if you could import it.
IMX cannot be uploaded so I zipped the imx with the dwg and the jpg here.
Now when I import the previously attached test.imx file, I get this result on test2.jpg.
Many surfaces scattered around. But the elevation of them seems about right. They are around 31-37 meters and the test surface was at that elevation.
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