Creating a 3D Interactive DWF fromTrussFramer & eFrame

I.                   Install the “Autodesk DWF Writer”

This is available as a free download from www.autodesk.com.

(Currently direct linked at: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=10798343)

NOTE: As of the date of this document, DWF Writer for 3D does not run on Microsoft Windows Vista.

1.      Start the Installer

 

2.      Ensure the “3D” feature is enabled for installation as shown below.

 
II.                Capture the 3D model from the TrussFramer Exportable Solid View

 

1.      Run the Autodesk DWF Writer for 3D.

 

2.      In TrussFramer, enter Exportable Solid View

Take model into Exportable Solid View by select CTRL + F11 or select View>Windows>Exportable Solid View.
 

 


 

3.      In DWF Writer, Find TrussFramer in the applications list

From the application capture selection drop down list, choose a currently running version of V3 that supports the “Exportable Solid View” feature. (The list can be refreshed by clicking the “Refresh” button to the right of the control, in case V3 was not running before the DWF Writer was launched.)

 

               

 

4.      Select an output file name.
 

 

               

 

5.      DWF Writer “Processing”

The DWF Writer will be in a “Waiting” mode, which will capture the V3 Solid View display as soon as it is created.

               

 

6.      Render an “Exportable Solid View” in TrussFramer

In TrussFramer, choose the “Exportable Solid View” option from the View->Windows menu. (Or use the default shortcut for Ctrl-F11.)  After the view is displayed the DWF Writer will display results of the successfully captured 3D model data.

               

               

 
III.             Capture the 3D model from the eFrame 3D View

 

1.      Run the Autodesk DWF Writer for 3D.

 

2.      Open eFrame with job in Plan View.

 


 

3.      In DWF Writer, Find eFrame in the applications list.

From the application capture selection drop down list, choose a currently running version of eFrame/OptiFrameV2. (The list can be refreshed by clicking the “Refresh” button to the right of the control, in case eFrame/OptiFrameV2 was not running before the DWF Writer was launched.)

 

 

4.      Select an output file name.
 

5.      DWF Writer “Waiting”

The DWF Writer will be in a “Waiting” mode, which will capture the V3 Solid View display as soon as it is created.

               

 

6.      Render a 3D View in eFrame

In eFrame, create a 3D view (using F11.)  After the view is displayed the DWF Writer will display results of the successfully captured 3D model data.

               

               


 

 

IV.              View the DWF in Autodesk Design Review 2010

 

The created DWF file will match the visible objects displayed in V3 when the 3D view was created in TrussFramer or eFrame.

 

1.      The 3D model is now available in Autodesk Design Review 2010 and can be viewed using the variety of tools available.

 

 


 This page last modified on 5/15/2009