Zone Slicer

The following steps will show you how to set up ReConstruct Zone Slicer Configuration.

STEP 1:

With Navisworks Sectioning tool, create a section box and save it as a Viewpoint. You can save as many Viewpoints as you like. The final exported sections are gonna be named after the Viewpoints.

Note: If you already have your own cuboid zone you can skip to Step 7. Zone Slicer currently only supports cuboid zones, although they can be rotated in any direction.

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STEP 2:

Move Saved Viewpoints into a folder (if you haven't already).

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STEP 3:

Go to General Configuration tab in the iConstruct panel and click on ReConstruct Configuration tool.

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STEP 4:

Go to Zone Slicer tab and select the folder containing the Viewpoints in the View Folder drop-down list.

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STEP 5:

Click on Create Volumes, define a path, name of the file and save it.

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STEP 6:

Click OK when exported. Cuboid zones are now ready to be appended.

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STEP 7:

Append cuboid zones and save them to a new Selection Set.

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STEP 8:

Open ReConstruct Configuration, go to Zone Slicer tab and check the Export NWD per cuboid zone option.

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STEP 9:

Select the cuboid zones Selection Set from the drop-down.

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STEP 10:

Type in the Zone Attribute and Zone Property to use for the output file name e.g. Item and Name if each file of the cuboid zone has a unique name.

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STEP 11:

Go to Standard tab, type in the Template Name, click Save and Close.

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STEP 12:

We created a new button in ReConstruct tab in the iConstruct panel. Click on it, define a path and click Save.

Note: The exported cuboid zones are gonna be named after the Zone Attribute and Zone Property defined in Step 10.

Quick Overview:

Create cuboid zones ➤ Append cuboid zones ➤ Create Selection Set ➤ Open ReConstruct Configuration ➤ go to Zone Slicer tab ➤ check the Export NWD per cuboid zone option ➤ Select Selection Set ➤ Define the Zone Attribute and Zone Property ➤ Define Template Name ➤ Save