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  1. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, Since I seem to have properly created the guide point, I think we can proceed with the next step you specified in your above post. Regards, Kevin Davis
  2. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, I circled the point where I made the elevation. It is just above the heliport. Here is the screenshot. Have a great day! Regards, Kevin Davis
  3. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, Thanks for the clarification about the "Hack" term. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to get into any trouble. I tried drawing a guide point from the SW corner of the building, and got this result (pictured in screenshot). I actually have the P3D SDK since Microsoft didn't...
  4. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, I haven't kept up on my E-Mails lately - sorry! I experimented with the Tape Measure tool, and was able to draw a line that stayed when I released the mouse and pressed "Enter." Since I've been working on this stage of the project, I have never been able to get that to work. It's not...
  5. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, I have no idea why this procedure is not working. For clarification, what version of Sketchup are you using? I'm using 8. I did some experimenting yesterday, and I found a feature where you right click and it "Separates Components." One "Component" was the general part of the roof...
  6. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, I entered the value you specified, hit enter, and this is the result I got. However, I never saw the "Midpoint in Component" popup. Here's a screenshot of what happened after I hit enter. Regards, Kevin Davis
  7. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hey Gary, I can't seem to find a "Midpoint in Component" tool, as you mentioned in your last post. Could it be that the tape measure tool is in the wrong "mode?" I know it changes when one presses the CTRL key. Finally, long before I found this model, I created an airport in ADE, since FSX...
  8. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, I put the start point by where the red arrow in your screenshot pointed. I tried to follow the steps by immediately posting 20' 5 3/8" in the measurement box, then pressing enter. For some odd reason, this is the result I got. I have no idea what I'm missing here! Regards, Kevin...
  9. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi again, Gary, I downloaded the "Origin of Axis" KMZ file you posted in Google Earth - which I didn't know was a requirement earlier. Sorry! So is the yellow pin in that file where I should put the axis in the model? Also, where does the windsock KMZ come in? Regards, Kevin Davis
  10. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, Is the circled part what I should use for the starting point? That is part of the confusion for me. The issue is starting literally occurring right after I import the model into Sketchup. If I understand correctly, the software automatically centers the model, so it's just a matter...
  11. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, I'm totally lost now! I imported the file and was lost on how to do the axis thing. I used the tape measure tool and clicked on the very bottom of the model. I released it and entered the dimensions as described in step 2c. When I did this, nothing happened. Would you like me to...
  12. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, From the ground, I can't even tell where the heliport is. At the point I'm at, the helicopter disappears behind the building, and I never see it land. Is the windsock a necessity? Regards, Kevin Davis
  13. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, I hope your road trip went well! Good call on reviewing the FAA documentation on hospital heliports. In the FAA document, is Figure 4-5, on page 109 of the PDF file the image we should focus on? Also, I looked at the 3d Warehouse page on metal stairs that you posted, and compared...
  14. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hi Gary, As far as I can tell, I now how the correct model imported into Sketchup. The model I imported is spot-on - looking at my computer screen, I actually feel like I'm driving/walking past the building! I see it at least once a week when I go to my sister's house, which is right across...
  15. kevinmdavis2010

    Helipad for 3d Warehouse Model

    Hello, Over the past few days, I created a thread "MDL File Issue," where I talked about my project involving converting a hospital model into a landable helipad for FSX. In that thread, I was able to get some of my questions answered. However, now I need a little help with some additional...
  16. kevinmdavis2010

    FSX:SE MDL File Issue

    Hi Gary, Thanks for the information! Do I use the information you just posted the verify the parameters I set in MCX? In regards to the steps you listed in post #27, would I make the changes to the staircase height in Sketchu, or are you saying that I will need to make another model of the...
  17. kevinmdavis2010

    FSX:SE MDL File Issue

    I clicked the Hi Gary, I tried the "Auto Platform" feature, and MCX generated four different platforms within the model. One was actually the helipad, so I deleted the rest of the platforms it generated. Could this help? I attached the image after I deleted the other platforms. Regards...
  18. kevinmdavis2010

    FSX:SE MDL File Issue

    Hi Gary, Are the default parameter values usually sufficient? Since it loaded the KMZ model, I assume that the coordinates are correct. I'll verify it one more time in Google Maps to see if I need to make changes. Regards, Kevin Davis
  19. kevinmdavis2010

    FSX:SE MDL File Issue

    Not sure what I did, but I was able to get the correct model.
  20. kevinmdavis2010

    FSX:SE MDL File Issue

    Ok. I converted the file I'm trying to use into a KMZ format. I then used MCX's "Convert and place object wizard," and imported said KMZ file. When I clicked, "OK," it filled in Lat/Long coordinates. I checked an online Lat/Long converter, and verified that the coordinates was the same as...
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