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  4. Ha ha! I've seen Andrea's plug-ins but never used any of them. My threshold symbol look like this: But I actually have a blue group symbol version which I can drag to size in Top/Plan. But I was wondering about another symbol I have - a rainwater downpipe offset: This has a projection of 115mm + that is the size I most commonly use. But it would be great if it could be made into a P.I.O. where I could specify the projection in the O.I.P. for when I need larger offsets. It is just the diagonal section in the middle which would need to be adjustable - the two vertical elements wouldn't change. So as a purely theoretical enquiry, is this something that someone who knows how to script could do relatively easily? Or would it be a ton of work? I'm just interested... @BGD apologies for highjacking your thread!
  5. @Tom W. Good idea to just make new one with different sized top. Didn't think about it . Thanks
  6. Hello, I am experiencing since version 2020 (If I remember correctly) that from time to time section viewport (horizontal section) change randomly to regular viewport creating viewport with orthogonal view: custom view resulting in some kind of mix of previous floor plan and added elevation(upside down) after viewport update...see attachment screenshot. Anybody seeing this issue too?
  7. Hi all, I dont see effect of changing referenced record format to source resource.... When I am in phase of development of any resource I prefer to have it referenced to actual file and later when fully developed I break reference a do import to individual file Am I missing something? Or is this bug as other resources likes wall, slab, roof styles when referenced works fine both way....? Thanks.
  8. You can see here that this morning when opening the file and before updating my viewports, the annotations on the left hand side have jumped completely off
  9. Macos High Sierra 10.13.6, I can't update else VW17 won't work on my laptop anymore, thanks for replying!
  10. That's exactly what a plug-in is for! The built in table and chair tool in VW is exactly that - a scripted plug in that builds tables exactly the way you describe. I'm not sure if creating plug-ins is an addicting hobby or a workflow catalyst (see @Pat Stanford for chart showing when you're enhancing workflow and when you're feeding an addiction). But there are a bunch of people making them and not all of them are degenerate coding addicts. For example, Andrea at https://plugins.andreafacchinello.it makes really great scripted plug-ins that I use all the time for gutters, downspouts, millwork, and beams. (I think I use the beam tool every day for rafter tails, trellises, corbels, etc.) Something like a custom threshold would be a prime candidate for a plug in. It would allow you to have a handle at each end of the threshold so you don't have to do the scaling math :-).
  11. I'd be interested to know the answer to this. I have several hybrid symbols that are set up so that I can scale them in the drawing but only on one axis. So for example I have a 1m length of gutter that I can specify the exact length for in the X field in the Asymmetric scaling in the O.I.P. And the same for a proprietary door threshold. But to be able to scale something like a table would I think require a scripted plug-in: https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2021/eng/index.htm?#t=VW2021_Guide%2FScripts%2FConcept_Scripted_plug-ins.htm%23XREF_21468_Scripted_Plug_ins&rhsearch=custom plug ins&rhsyns= Someone like @Pat Stanford or @michaelk might be able to confirm? I'd be interested to know what would be involved... But then the question is how often are you going to be using this particular table + in how many different size configurations that it would warrant creating a plug-in object for it? I looked at your file + the table's quite a unique/specific object. Perhaps you'd be better to just make 3 or 4 different symbols at different sizes then you've got them at your disposal in your favourites. The legs would presumably not need scaling, it would just be the table top, + you can very quickly created different sizes for this in Top/Plan using 'Scale Objects' command in Asymmetric mode, then just reposition the legs as required. Would take seconds to create a number of different symbols.
  12. @jeff prince I've been working mainly in AutoCAD/Civil3D for the better part of my career and have experience in both live references and and static imports. Typically I'd work with multiple other disciplines. The last year I've been in heavy infrastructure working on railway stations where we have lots and lots of models to keep track of. I do see the point of manually exporting/importing other disciplines models but for me this is definitely a source of trouble. I very much prefer xref's to models that are continually updated so that I can keep track of the latest changes. The habit of exporting/importing easily gets lost. I fully understand other preferences but I'd like to choose my workflow for myself, not having the software limit me. I will try out your way of importing the Revit-file into a separate Vectorworks-file, makes sense to me. Do you typically create Vectorworks native objects of the Revit file? What about mesh, 3d-polygons or solid objects for other objects? As options in the import dialogue. At my office we have discussed georeferencing with the building engineers and architects for some years and we have developed a mutual knowledge of each others needs. It has taken some time and effort but I would say that the engineers have gotten very good at georeferencing their buildings over the last year, to the point where they even georeference without me being in the same project and nagging them about it 🙂 So when we've put all the work into this I would really like to take full advantage of of smarter imports. I guess you're saying that's not possible?
  13. Vectorworks.vwxhi everybody, i have a weird problem that when i create a section it does not show material. I attached the file so this is what i have done so far to try to fix it oip > background render settings > material being checked (double checked it and unchecked it with nothing working) change from open gl to renderworks (not showing it) went to material in the wall style and changed it to all sorts of settings
  14. Cool. Just duplicate the VP in place so there are two VPs on top of each other. Then for the top VP turn off the class the object is in so just the dimension is visible then change the background render mode from dashed hidden line to wire frame. This will make the dims in the top VP display as solid whilst the object in the first VP underneath remains in dashed hidden line still.
  15. Thanks so much Taproot for the information.
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  17. I had a similar problem. Adjusting the OpenGL values fixed it for me.
  18. Same here. I also use Notability during client meetings. I import PDFs to mark up, but can also include photos, add sketches, and take notes.
  19. Yes, this is what Sheet Layer viewports are for. If the viewport next to your pasteup is a Sheet Layer viewport, you could easily Option-Drag it to make a copy and then change its View to Isometric. Kevin
  20. I am trying to print a PDF of a page that shows both 2D lines and a 3D details... similar to the example attached. Basically a window/mask that shows a 3D isometric view of an 3D element draw within the same file... Is it possible? Thanks 🙂 Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 18.18.14.pdf
  21. @Anders Blomberg 1.The way I manage Revit files is to create a new vectorworks file that exists solely for the purpose of holding the Revit import. I then reference that into my landscape design file. When the architect issues a new revit model, I have to go into that special file I set up for referencing and reimport the Revit file. I'm interested in hearing how others address this. I would not want an automatic and continuous update from my architects though as I would miss the opportunity to visually check to see what has changed. I always hear "we just changed the building in this one area" to find that all kinds of other stuff was changed too 🙂 I only see that because I compare the models. 2. I have yet to receive a Revit project that was georeferenced correctly, interested to hear other's experiences. Typically, I'm the one dealing with survey, civil, and georeferencing with the architects just delivering pretty little boxes orientated with the front facade facing up most of the time.
  22. @E|FA Right... in 2D I guess it is not possible.
  23. @tom W. this is good, it works... thanks! I did as you said and I see the VW error on the witness lines. Could you just guide me how to "stacked a wireframe viewport on top of a hidden line one"? Thanks thanks.
  24. This is a great suggestion. I think it will take some serious thinking to make it work right for everyone and avoid making it too cumbersome, especially in regards to data for project, issuing, revision, etc. In terms of managing the overall sheet count between sets within a single Vectorworks file... The current method of "activating/deactivating the titleblock" is cumbersome because you have to enter the sheet and click on the titleblock to do it (unless I am unaware of a better way). In a set with many sheets, this is time consuming. Ideally, sheets would be members of a set and the sheets within that set would be counted towards the X of X sheets within that set only. That would be nice. Alternatively, if this could be managed by using different titleblocks for different sets somehow, that might be doable. I usually use a conceptual title block for that stage that looks different than my production drawings. I would actually settle for having a toggle in the navigator window that allowed me to activate the sheets I wanted to count, but that would be a bit clunky in practice and prone to error. Here's what I'm doing currently when I need everything in once Vectoworks file. It works, but not the best solution.
  25. Alternately having something other than the sheet number be the unique identifier for sheet layouts would alleviate some of this pain. I've looked at adding alternate fields to each sheet for number and abandoning VW's numbering, but I'm worried about all the tables and callouts I would have to update along the way...
  26. @AdamRoxby For PDF markups, I prefer PDF Expert. I have come around to using Trace as well, but find it better for design sketching.
  27. I finally solved my Logitech mouse driver problems by downloading a 3rd party app called "SteerMouse." Here's a link to their site. It cost $20, but totally solved my driver issues and has been trouble free.
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