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  2. No, it would require the manual entry method. Complying with ISO 19650 already requires manual entry of revision numbers because they consist of a letter and a number (see attached). But we actually stopped using auto-incrementing revisions many years ago because we were using our own but similar system. In practice it's only the changes you want to keep a record of and not lose, so two digits (99 changes) is beyond plenty. Yes, that's essentially what the WIP revision system in ISO 19650 is all about. It just formalises that into a standard way of doing it.
  3. This is not perfect but it all lines up and focusses. The Top View needs some refining. It's all about getting the parts records on correctly as you would a regular Instrument Symbol. Each Light Symbol should have no more than 4 items in it - Base, Yoke, body and locus. Take a look at the modified file and come back with questions...... Multi Circuit fixture.vwx
  4. When do you have cause to use the barn door tool, Christiaan?
  5. IMG_2917.MOV Hello can anyone help me if there’s a way to make a script or if vector work can do this already . I use this to symbolize drape . Basically when you rotate it becames 3D but from the top it’s a curve line . The problem in this is I can only do straight curvy lines, I would like to make arc curvy ones . thanks
  6. On importing SketchUp files from 3D Warehouse I found Andy Broomell's guide on his website really useful. He has several other good resources on there too if you're fairly new to 3D like me... H-ImportingSketchUpEntourage.pdf
  7. At least with Jim we felt that somebody cared, I really miss his input!
  8. Hi @Nikolay Zhelyazkov, Thanks for the speedy response! With a little playing around I got it to work. Is there anyway to change the way the scale from being represented in metric (1:96) to imperial (1/8"=1'-0")? Another question, can the tag be associated with the VP from outside of the VP? It would be great if the drawing labels could be placed outside the VPs to make alignment easier when we have multiple drawings on one page (fewer double clicks...) We haven't moved to VW 2021 yet, it'll happen soonish I think. We're hesitant to shift over to the newer versions of VW when we're in the middle of large project as the files sometimes go sideways. This was a huge help, thanks Nickolay. -Dylan
  9. Oh where's Jim where you need him. He would give you a very good explanation of where the bottlenecks are in the process and how they are improving them (and they are improving them).
  10. To be fair the new barn door config added to the door tool is very well done and hopefully a harbinger of things to come. We just need more of it. Matt Panzer has also been great at answering my questions on doors and windows. It all a comes down to limited resources and the competing desires of different stake holders. In my view they've got that balance wrong for many years regarding the windows/doors and stairs, but I would love to sit in on the meetings that prioritise these things and see if I still think the same thing. Pretty safe bet I would actually. On the distributor front, perhaps those distributors don't actually want to have to deal with world-wide support for their localised tools?
  11. Don't forget the Curtain Wall tool needs the ability to specify spandrels as a default, not as an afterthought.
  12. Yeah. The general silence on those quintessential tools is one of the most puzzling parts about Vectorworks for me. Nothing seems to get as much attention in this forum as these two tools, plus stairs, from the users. A rough roadmap would clear things up a bit. Maybe the walls and components have to be updated first, before some real change for the other elements are possible.🤷‍♂️
  13. Agreed just to be able to insert a window with a sill in the position that has been specified in the parametric box would be acceptable to start with, surely that is not too much to ask after all these years of trying.
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  15. Trying to create a multi-circuit symbol. Working on Vectorworks 2020. I have created lighting symbols for the individual cells. They all have a z height of 0. I then add 2 3D loci also with a height of zero at where the clamps would have attached onto the pipe. So with the 6 objects selected, i.e. 4 individual cells + 2 3D loci, I proceed to create symbol. Thereafter, adding a light info record to this newly created symbol, I manage to insert the multi circuit symbol. However, examining the positions of the clamps, it seems they are not in the right position. Is there a solution to rectify this, or is this a bug? Gabriel Multi Circuit fixture.vwx
  16. I had something similar with Landmark with regard to georeferencing, it took a few years but things wished for got fixed and use of the EPSG catalog got implemented. Also because there was a practical use benefit for every user using georeferencing. With the door/window tool my guess is that it is more intended as a "prop" to indicate a generic door/window style and its dimensions and not an actual door as it is going to be installed. It would be difficult to make a use case for the latter as it probably could be done better by the door/window manufacturers. That doesn't mean the odd things that don't make sense shouldn't be fixed but it does mean it will always be a generic tool because otherwise there are way too many variables. So I'd for now rather see it updated by fixing the odd things that are clearly wrong/don't make sense so that it at least looks right and then have access to the local door/window tools that adhere to local standards at a reasonable cost for the more detailed views. As some user on this forum used to call it, you don't want to design McMansions after all (i.e. thirteen in a dozen designs) Why VW is so reluctant to let us know what the issue is is a mystery to me as well.
  17. I've got the impression that the employees from Vectorworks whom read the forums requests, either don't report the submitted requests or if they do they get lost inside Vectorworks, it's outrageous to see requests from 2007 not taken into account !!! That's an awesome idea!!! or maybe we can ask the German or French distributor to make the plugins for sale in English!
  18. But we all do pay! our annual VSS. And surely it is better if tools are within the main code rather than a plugin, it really should not be beyond the vectorworks team to get hold of the problem and solve it even if it means buying in the expertise to do it. If they would only come out and say they are not up to it (or say anything on the subject at all) then crowdfunding would be a great idea, anything as long as it gets sorted!!
  19. Hi Preston You will find the safer sidearms in the city theatrical library.
  20. Whatever the reason, it seems clear VW don't want to discuss the window and door tools, why they are not maintained and why we aren't allowed access to the distributor-specific versions that ave been developed. Can we crowdfund getting some third party ones written? I reckon a lot of people would be willing to pay for them, if they were decent. And developed in close consultation with real world users. I would pay.
  21. I assume you that you mean the revision number change after making a change in the drawing only happens after saving a changed drawing, closing it and then re-opening to make a change would only then increase the change number. I.e. as long as the drawing file remains open any further modifications do not change the number after saving until it gets closed and re-opened. Otherwise a 2 digit number will not be sufficient, a 3- or 4-digit number might then be more appropriate. What I normally do is create a copy in a new folder everytime a new update revision to the main drawing is being made and whenever major changes are being made to the main or sub-drawings so that I will always have the previous version to go back to. Though this also comes from having to deal with lots of changes from day to day or sometimes even during the day and then after a bunch of changes it gets decided to revert back to some previous intermediate version and then start anew with updating based on that version. Let's say it can get messy revision wise 🙂 and an autonumbering system will have trouble with this unless you can manually change the sub revision number to keep a continuous numbering for the revision changes albeit with the consequence that visual/progress linearity will be broken. It could work nicely once you are past the conceptual development stage when most of the issues/things have been fleshed out. So yes it would be useful to have, not just for BIM.
  22. Art V

    Datum point

    As more or less indicated above, the same applies to separate symbols for indicating elevation etc. as with the stake tool, unless you put the field reading the elevation into the object itself and have it displayed. 3D constraints that could be used to link the stake tool/symbol to its associated object are unfortunately not available. 2D constraint is something you could try to see if it would work. While writing this, maybe you could try grouping the floor and the stake tool object to see what happens if you move the group and if it doesn't interfere too much with other functionality you may need. E.g. volume calculation could be affected if you group a floor or slab with the stake tool because a floor/slab that is part of a group with a different object might get omitted. I never grouped such objects with stake tool so don't know for sure if and/or how it will affect things like this
  23. Art V

    Datum point

    There could be a solution for that depending on what the stake tool is supposed to give the elevation of, e.g. ground or a slab. In the latter case you could tie the stake tool to the slab object with a 3D constraint (not sure a 2D constraint would work, as I never tried that). The problem is that VW does not (yet?) support 3D constraints. The alternative is to use a symbol for the objects that has a field holding the 3D data, then it would would automatically update the elevation. Otherwise you will need to move the stake object along with the part that you are changing the elevation of, i.e. move the slab and associated stake tool simultaneously if possible. With e.g. indicating a ground level with the stake tool you can't do this and will have to move the stake tool to the proper position/elevation after adjusting the ground level.
  24. Thanks for the feedback. I will look into this and let you know in here when there is progress.
  25. Hello @Nikolay Zhelyazkov, Yes - It does this always, not only the first time. Okay. Tested again: The initial one takes about 4-5s, and the others about 3-4. And also when switching from Category "User-Defined" to "<All>". If there is a cache after the first run, and I assume you do not reload the whole file when a category is changed, maybe it's the propagation of the "Make/Model" list? Best regards Matthias
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