Modelled and now documenting a 2 storey house on a platform floor for construction.
Have two models feeding Layout. The first (simpler) one contains Architectural CAD files/scenes for modelling/importing to Layout as background layers, and where I did most of the modelling. The second model references the first, with selected structural component’s copied and set up off to the side in order to produce fabrication drawings. As the second is referenced off the first model, it also contains the Architectural CAD files. This second model is how I would normally do such a project-all scenes in one bundle. However it contains a shed load of fabrication scenes which make modelling a chore. So I figured I’d try running two models, the first with scenes for CAD backgrounds (and remove those scenes from the second model), and the second model for General Arrangement and Fabrication Drawings.
Trouble 1. In Layout, a CAD floor plan from Model 1 is not always the same size as the 3D floor plan in Model 2. Both models scale units are set to millimeters. Both are imported into Layout at 1:100 and Preserve scale On Resize is on. When dimensioned, both imports read correct size dimensions???. The difference in size is somewhere around 100mm in both directions on a 16m x 11m house.
I have grid lines drawn to scale in Layout so I have a fixed reference for what should be the correct size of the viewports.
Relinking/re-importing both viewports gives mixed results. sometimes both are “correct”, sometimes both are “smaller”, sometimes they are different…I can’t crack the code!!!
Trouble 2. If I re-link a viewport, that view port (most times?) becomes “solid” and you cannot see the viewport underneath. This is also inconsistent and hard to reliably replicate and decipher exactly what’s going on.
All in all its stressing me the hell out with looming deadlines. Can anyone sort me out?