Native XML/Synchro

NetPoint will import XML files and export XML files for Synchro LTD. Synchro is a 4D construction visualization and simulation system that allows project participants to visualize and simulate the construction sequence. The program controls the display of 3D objects based on the timeline defined by start and finish dates of NetPoint activities. Users can observe these 3D objects—representing building components or other structures—to construct and model in sequence.

Importing

To import an XML file, click File > Import/Export > Import From Native XML… from the menu bar.

An explorer window will open. Browse for the desired file and click Open.

Exporting

To export a schedule as an XML file, click File > Import/Export > Export to Native XML… from the menu bar.

An explorer window will open. Browse for the desired location and click Save.

To use in conjunction with Synchro, start Synchro and follow the prompts to import an XML file.

Open and import the 3D model file into Synchro.

Link 3D objects with activities.

Simulate and visualize the construction sequence in 3D, driven by a NetPoint schedule.