exporation 3d model from autocad 2007 to radiance

Imene

Lars already pointed out that AutoCAD is a bit of a closed world. Luckily
you still can download the 3DSOUT tool for the 2007 edition:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=9481286&linkID=9240618

I used to do exports from AutoCAD regularly and also on quite complex
models. 3DSOUT was able to convert pretty much all ACAD entities to 3D
faces. You will have to do some optimisations on the AutoCAD model to get a
good workflow going, though. The most common approach is to sort elements
with different materials onto separate layers to assign Radiance materials
afterwards.

The 3DS model needs to be converted to Radiance. There are a number of
(free) 3D tools that can read 3DS and write OBJ. OBJ is well supported by
Radiance. Depending on the tools you are going to use you will have to do a
bit off testing to get the details like layering and scale factors right.

Regards,
Thomas

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On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM, <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi,
I want to export 3d model from autocad 2007 to radiance, is it possible to
export this model and if so, what are the rules to follow when drawing the
three-
dimensional model of autocad that easily exported to radiance and how to
export it?
If this operation is not possible what are the other compatible software
with radiance?
Thank you
Imène
National School of Architecture of Tunis
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Hi,

Another possibility is to look at using FBX to get data out of Autocad. FBX can then be converted to OBJ using Autodesk's free FBX convert application, which can be found here:

    http://usa.autodesk.com/fbx/

However, the challenge may be in how the resulting obj is organized (eg grouping of geometry by layer/material...)

-Jack

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On 7/2/2012 5:02 PM, Thomas Bleicher wrote:

Imene

Lars already pointed out that AutoCAD is a bit of a closed world. Luckily you still can download the 3DSOUT tool for the 2007 edition:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=9481286&linkID=9240618

I used to do exports from AutoCAD regularly and also on quite complex models. 3DSOUT was able to convert pretty much all ACAD entities to 3D faces. You will have to do some optimisations on the AutoCAD model to get a good workflow going, though. The most common approach is to sort elements with different materials onto separate layers to assign Radiance materials afterwards.

The 3DS model needs to be converted to Radiance. There are a number of (free) 3D tools that can read 3DS and write OBJ. OBJ is well supported by Radiance. Depending on the tools you are going to use you will have to do a bit off testing to get the details like layering and scale factors right.

Regards,
Thomas

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM, <[email protected] > <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

    Hi,
    I want to export 3d model from autocad 2007 to radiance, is it
    possible to export this model and if so, what are the rules to
    follow when drawing the three-
    dimensional model of autocad that easily exported to radiance and
    how to export it?
    If this operation is not possible what are the other compatible
    software with radiance?
    Thank you
    Imène
    National School of Architecture of Tunis
    ___________________________________________________________
    Obligatoire au 1er juillet, achetez votre éthylotest sur Voila.fr
    http://shopping.voila.fr/thematique/ethylotest

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    [email protected]
    <mailto:[email protected]>
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