Exporting attributes that show up in other software

I am wondering if there is a way to export a Rhino model that maintain the custom attribute keys and values I have assigned to models. I am in construction field and often use software like Navisworks Manage to merge multiple models in. It can read Rhino 5 models directly but it does not seem to translate any of the custom defined attributes. This is important for me to have this information in order to filter elements or see specific data. I tried exporting to dwg which also does not maintain attributes.
I am currently using Rhino 7 WIP.

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Hello - I do not know of any way to do this - the importing software would presumably need to be aware of the attributes.

-Pascal

Hi Pascal,
Thank you for your response. Perhaps is there an export file format that retains this information disregarding the importing software? (Iā€™m thinking perhaps we can develop a file reader for the importing software, Navisworks, but am unsure whether it is retained in any sort of export).
Thanks

Hi -

Both the DXF and DWG formats should retain key-value pairs. Attribute User Text is written as ACAD xData.
-wim

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Sorry to dredge up this old topic.

Are there any tricks to be able to view Attribute User Text within Navisworks?

If I export a rhino file with Attribute User Text to dwg format the xData is accessible in AutoCAD, but not NW.

  • Registered Application Name: Rhino
  • Code 1002, Starting or ending brace: {
  • Code 1000, ASCII string: Part Name
  • Code 1000, ASCII string: GNW_CAP
  • Code 1002, Starting or ending brace: }
  • Code 1002, Starting or ending brace: {
  • Code 1000, ASCII string: Thickness
  • Code 1000, ASCII string: 4
  • Code 1002, Starting or ending brace: }
  • Code 1002, Starting or ending brace: {
  • Code 1000, ASCII string: Throw
  • Code 1000, ASCII string: Aft
  • Code 1002, Starting or ending brace: }
  • Code 1002, Starting or ending brace: {
  • Code 1000, ASCII string: Side
  • Code 1000, ASCII string: S
  • Code 1002, Starting or ending brace: }
    Object has 16309 bytes of Xdata space available.

Hello Ncik,

did you find any solution for this problem? It would be great to share this with the world.

Thank you