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Last updated on June 19, 2019

Proposed Scheme Insertion

To insert a model, click on Developments in the taskbar, and select Proposed.  This will display the following menu:

From here you can import your own model.

Compatibility

Models must be in the FBX format (2011-2016 only) and must not exceed 128MB in size.  File sizes up to 20MB are ideal – larger files will need to be optimised by removing unnecessary vertices.  For help optimising models, please reach out to our support team.

VU.CITY also supports models that are geo-located using Ordnance Survey coordinates (OS).  If your model is not geo-located using OS coordinates, you will need to zero the model (move the model to the centre of the scene in your modelling software) then manually input your coordinates directly into VU.CITY.  To manually input OS coordinates when importing, select the positioning tool and enter your coordinates. The positioning tool looks like this: 

Once selected, X/Y/Z fields will appear on the right allowing you to position your model manually:

For more information about manual geolocation including how to calculate coordinate offsets, see here.

Limitations

The VU.CITY model importer has been tested with FBX files exported from AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, 3DS Max, and Maya. Other modelling apps may work, however have not been tested.

Revit models export FBX files in feet, and VU.CITY does not support imperial scales. It is therefore recommended Revit users export their models into another modelling app such as 3DS Max, then re-export it in metres.  See here for help with Revit models.

The following video walks you through the import process: