Lumion 11 – Open Street Map – Change Location

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When we use Lumion Open Street Map to set the location of a project, it gives us the ability to see the project in context. Lots of information is available, including street overlays, satellite imagery, height maps, and land usage. 

Lumion 11, Open Street Map, Chance Location

Now, what about a building that needs to be shown in various locations? This is easily done by changing the location in Open Street Map. I would suggest that the separate locations are saved in scene files of their own. As the model is updated, the different models can be used to update the imported models.  

Lumion 11, Open Street Map, Chance Location

What about the Lumion content that was placed in the scene. If the content is placed in the imported model, it poses a challenge, as the height and orientation of the model may be different in the various locations. Depending on the size of the scene file and the amount of content placed, the best way to handle this would be to group everything in the model before moving the elements into place. If the model is large, then you will need a powerful computer to move all the elements.  

Lumion 11, Open Street Map, Chance Location

Clearly, each location will have to have its own content placed to git roads and sidewalks and so on The content that is common to the models? If you have Lumion Pro 11, you can start splitting the workflows up by using the collaborative concept of merging models.  

Lumion 11, Open Street Map, Chance Location

If you need help adopting Lumion 11 in your practice, please contact Micrographics so we may be of assistance 

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