Adrien Piro Posted December 1, 2017 Share Posted December 1, 2017 Hello,In my company we use a variety of different tools to create our layouts:- Helios 3D (AutoCAD based) for advanced layouts- SunDAT (SketchUp based) for conceptual layouts- Helioscope (web based) for conceptual layoutsI am quite familiar with importing .h2p files from Helios 3D into PVsyst. This works great.I am also quite familiar with importing .dae and .3ds files (for the shading scene without the PV) from SketchUp into PVsyst. So far what I was doing was to create the shading scene in SketchUp then add the PV in PVsyst which takes extra time and adds some inaccuracy in the module placing.However, I would like to be able to import both (the shading scene as well as the PV). I recently realized that PVsyst offers that option: http://files.pvsyst.com/help/index.html?sketchup.htm which is great.While I was successful with SunDAT after multiple tries I am struggling with Helioscope. With SunDAT I create the layout in SketchUp then export the 3D model to .dae. Then assign the PV in the PVobject tab. I do not find this PV object tab very intuitive as I see no relation in the name of the PVobjects with the ones in my SUnDAT layout. Anyway I know it can work. It is just not very intuitive. If anyone has some tips here, please do share.With Helioscope which is CAD based I have been unsuccessful so far. I strictly followed the tutorial in the PVsyst 6 Help and it does not seem to help.To give more details, here is what I have done:1) Exported from Helioscope the layout to .dxf file which i saved as a .dwg2) Converted the module which came as 3D polyline from Helioscope to surface then mesh3) Exported to .fbx in Autocad4) Converted from .fbx to .dae with Autodesk FBX Converter x64 20135) Import into PVsystThe issue I ran into is that the PVobjects does not even show just as there was nothing in the 3D model that could potentially be interpreted as a module by PVsyst.I spend quite a good amount of time troubleshooting this but but so far was unsuccessful.I even copied and pasted the module from SunDAT into my Helioscope layoiut.Would it be possible to share more information about:- the type of objects (surface, solid, mesh?) PV modules should be in Autocad so that they appear in the PVObjects tab- any type of setting while exporting to .fbx from Autocad FX export dunction- any type of settings while exporting to .dae with Autodesk FBX Converter x64 2013- any DOs and DONTs when importing a shading scene along with PV modules into PVsystThanks a lot for your assistance on this.Best,Adrien Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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