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  2. If something like in the picture bellow works for you, it can be added through the Workspace Editor to the Object Context Menu Folder. HTH JC
  3. Thanks for the reply @Benson Shaw. I checked out that thread, thanks. Also made sure that 'Display Planar Objects' was unchecked. With some further investigation it looks like it's coming from my site model. No idea why? This issue doesn't occur in the other VP which is a reverse angle. Thanks again Benson.
  4. Correct. That was one of the improvements for 2017.
  5. You can also use "virtual walls"
  6. I would like to right click on any Sheet Layer Viewport and have the option to "Export Viewport as Image File". The resulting image would be based on the Sheet Layer's current DPI settings and the size of the Viewport. Simple and easy. Kevin
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  8. We need the ability to cancel any in-progress operation. I'm currently sitting here waiting for Vectorworks to convert an object to an auto-hybrid, and it's taking forever. I didn't think it was a very complicated object, and I don't even need it to be auto-hybrid, but I can't cancel the operation. I hit escape and nothing happens. I'm pretty sure my only option is to wait (is it even doing anything? how long will this take?) or to force quit, which I really don't want to do since I haven't saved in a while. Thank god for auto-backups! I've found myself in this situation many times where I realize some tool or operation is bogging down VW more than expected, and I'd like to be able to just cancel it and keep working.
  9. Where does it fall on the chart?
  10. If you are on a Macintosh it could be done by a combination of Applescript and Vectorscript, but each file will still need to be opened. I don't know of a way to automate it on a Windows machine. Let me know if you need more information.
  11. I have a task to replace specific symbols in 500 drawings, is there any possibility to replace a specified symbols in batch mode or any script to do it without opening the drawings one by one?
  12. What will you do with it after everyone tried it and you get bored by it ? I could care about it before you throw it away ....
  13. Thank you! I will see if I can correct this.
  14. But would it be worth it?
  15. The chart needs to be 3d - showing the coding time estimates too. I"m sure someone could Marionette it.
  16. A little boy asked me at the weekend if I could make the computer do my work. Theoretically yes, but teaching it how would take lifetimes.
  17. thank you. It was always my belief (based on nothing whatsoever) that I had to find out the light bulb and voila it all worked. Thanks again
  18. How much of this do you do and how often? My guess is that writing a script/objects to do this will required 50-100 hours of experienced coder time to do a good job. And that could be a very low estimate. Thanks to for the above chart. Yes, the chart is intended to be humorous, but it is also pretty true.
  19. If you change the Space boundary settings to 'Manual' instead of 'Auto-Boundary' the space does not have to be bounded by walls. Vw2017 Help File - Editing Space Boundaries
  20. Thanks Rob, we have chosen to use Hybrid Symbols as they appear to provide all of the functionality that we require without using too much memory.
  21. Is it possible to use the Space Tool to create a Space Object for areas that are not fully enclosed by walls, for instance on balconies or a driveway?
  22. That's great thanks. Since the symbol was created using Window in Wall plug-ins I could use their Plan Wall Offset fields to control the recess depth on the overall symbol.
  23. Christian, I will say first that I feel your pain. Figuring out what to do with details was a large stumbling block for us too, and honestly still is a little...although not as bad. My recommendation is figuring out a workflow that works best for you and accomplishes as much of what you want as possible and then sticking to much as possible. For us, this meant going with a 2D symbol methodology. Each detail is a 2d symbol containing the annotations, notes and linework...drawn at a specific layer scale. Each detail symbol sits within a unique vectorworks file in a standardized library location. When needed, that file is copied into a project file and the 2d symbol is referenced (referenced symbol methodology) into the L-Details file with all the other details, but placed on a specific layer with a layer scale matching that of the detail. This way the standardized location stays constant allows for project specific updates of details, per project without altering the standard detail. We actually use very "dumb" text annotations (no callouts, general notes, or keynote legends) and page-based 2d symbols where necessary. That is because the database management becomes quite cumbersome when combining different details. We have started experimenting with 3D details and feel that this is where the largest strides can be made for us and Vectorworks going forward, but I honestly wouldn't prescribe our current methodology yet. Hope this helps.
  24. @barkest- As Rob Books noted, in order to correctly use IES files, you need to know the specific manufacturer and model number of the light fixture (aka 'luminaire') that you want to use, not just the lamp source. IES files represent the light distribution pattern from a specific, individual light fixture which is dependent on the specific 3D geometry of the light fixture. Instead of trying to use IES files by specifying the type of lamp (e.g. 630 lumen GE halogen), you need to start by specifying the manufacturer of the light fixture.
  25. If its a custom symbol and not a Window in Wall, then you can edit the 3D component of the symbol, enter Top/Plan view, and then move the symbol so that it rests at the depth in the wall you like. This depth will be relative to the Symbols 0,0,0 origin, not the walls thickness. For regular Window in Wall objects, there is a "Plan Wall Offset" field that lets you to it automatically by entering a positive or negative offset value depending which direction you want to offset the window in relation to the wall.
  26. I have create this window symbol and I would like to recess it further into the wall. How can I achieve this?
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