Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Export IMX, part of InfraWorks 2018 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] In our last exercise we saw that we can bring in our InfraWorks model straight from our InfraWorks model right into Civil3D. But there was a condition that both the InfraWorks software as well as Civil3D have to be at the latest editions. They have to be able to talk with one another. There will be times where you have the latest InfraWorks application or software, but you may not be using the latest Civil3D software. So, how can you still work with InfraWorks and bring that model into Civil 3D? Well, the key is by just exporting from InfraWorks first.
We do that from the tools here in the settings and utilities. In the fly out here, we see one of the options is to export what's called an IMX format file. So, go ahead and select this option. When we do, again, we're given the option to start with defining or exporting the entire model or we can choose a bounding area for that. We're going to choose the entire model. The target coordinate system that we're going to be importing it into; so, what is our Civil3D drawing coordinate system? And, then, of course, where we're actually going to be storing that IMX file.
You can, of course, browse and write or put that IMX file into a specific location. As long as you know where it is, then you can import it into Civil3D. So, we just choose export. Now it's going to be exporting to an external file that's now detached from the model. If you make any changes into the InfraWorks model, you'll have to export again. But we saw in the last exercise where to insert or import the InfraWorks model. Now, by default, it's going to be looking for that SQLite or that InfraWorks model file, but we can browse for that IMX in that same location and import that data as well.
So, it's the same dialog or the same workflow to import it into Civil3D. We just have to make sure we export it first if we're going to be using previous version of Civil3D when we're interacting with InfraWorks. So, it's a two-step process if it's an older version of Civil3D. It's a one-step process, in the sense of, all we have do is have our model, if we're using the same versions between Civil3D and InfraWorks.
- What is InfraWorks?
- Model Builder and Model Explorer
- Navigation tools
- Creating roads, buildings, land areas, and city furniture
- Using query tools
- Terrain and feature themes
- Working with styles
- Adding decorations
- Designing roads, bridges, and drainage
- Creating a storyboard