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  2. The Existing Tree Tool is only available in Vw Designer / Landmark, not Vw Architect. Vw 2020 Help File : Placing Existing Trees With Architect, you are limited to placing trees as a graphic 2D/3D hybrid symbol. The more site/landscape-specific tools like planting schedules, tree canopies, and the Existing Tree Tool are part of Designer / Landmark. For reference, here is a LINK to a pdf comparison of all of the Commands / Tools by Product Version.
  3. Hello! I am an advanced beginner (Interior Design) and I have a question regarding the Tool Set. I am working on a Mac (student license) and under dims/notes I cannot locate the icons reference marker and north arrow. I would greatly appreciate anybody's help! Kind regards!
  4. Are you using the Existing Tree Tool in the Site Planning Toolset or something else to add your existing trees? I’m on Designer/Landmark, so I am unsure if the tool is available in Architect. If using the Existing Tree Tool, make sure the Active Class is visible and your attributes are set up correctly. Change to Top/Plan view when adding the Existing Trees and they should show up just fine. I use the tool frequently with great success. It is super powerful. Basically, you select the Existing Tree Tool, set the preferences, and start dropping them into your document. Once they are placed, you can edit the data in the OIP or add an existing tree report to your document and edit it from there. You can represent the trees in 2D and 3D, in fact it gives you the ability to generate an actual 3D canopy and trunk based on your selections and data input. Hope it helps.
  5. Not as part of the Vectorworks application itself. To get the functionality you describe, you would need to purchase one of the third-party Interiorcad plug-in packages.
  6. Similarly, there should be a way to add various mouldings.
  7. I am getting so fed up of vectorworks being impossibly slow whenever i cut a section and want to display the objects beyond the cut plane. If i use hidden line, or turn up the sheet layer DPI or open gl quality Ive attached one of my files if anyone wants to try looking CW2 Barracks.vwx
  8. @Pat Stanford Thanks for that. This is a worksheet that is getting data from custom records that I built and doesn't use the actual DMX jumpers. TBH, the cable tools in VW are relatively worthless beyond just drawing the geometry. The data that is supplied is great but you can't really do enough with it in terms of custom worksheets. The internal cable paperwork in the spotlight menu don't get granular enough for what I need. I've spent some time during our industries standstill beating my head against the cable tools and I just can't get them to work the way that I need them to. To get around them, I've created a few symbols with custom records that populate the data that I can sort the way I need it to. Anywho... the formula you supplied worked and eliminated the "Zeros", however, it presented a new challenge. It was seeing each cell in that database column as having a value of at least 1, which was adding to my totals. I am calculating the totals by referencing the database cell, not each line item. I'm not able to successfully sum a range of cells like you can in excel and I'm pretty sure its because of the point numbered cells. By eliminating any characters where the *** was it leaves those cells truly blank and allows the totals to populate correctly. Thanks again for the help!
  9. We really need capped wall openings that are independent of doors. I work in the museum industry and we build partitions that have openings without doors or a jamb in them (they are also pretty common everywhere else actually). However, currently in vectorworks there is no way to do this using walls with components (at least not that I am aware of). During construction when you punch through a wall you cap it with drywall, you don't just cut a hole and leave it. There are workarounds such as making all the components the same color but that only works if you don't render line-work. When you render with line-work you can be left with at least 3 shapes and six lines on the faces of the openings. The baseboards in our museum are flush with the drywall with a 1/2" reveal separating them. I add them by using a vertical offset of the front drywall component. If the baseboard wraps into the opening there is no way to inset the trim as you would on the outside of the wall. Another workaround is to not use walls and use generic solids but that kind of defeats the purpose of having a wall tool. I can rapidly create the walls in my space but I spend immense amounts of time trying to get the walls to behave the way I need them too. I am surprised there is no way to do this without having to do a workaround.
  10. @ilimatiare currently the wip work (iso 19650:1, cde environment) is supposed to be carried out in one technology standard for a particular branch. every shared work piece (export) is a noneditable information, and as ifc is supposed to be managed in the asset delivery on the building site. if you try to do it now, it may be disappointing, but as said: one branch (architect / structural engineer / mechanical designer a.s.o.) should each one use one specific data format for their piece of work. in the future the wip work is the same, but we will have an option to work on the pure geometry from the ifc in the dtv (editable design transfer view) mvd mode, regardless if it's the wip/shared/published part of the bim process. buildingsmart's decoupling (complete separation of geometry data from the alphanumeric for the ifc) is underway... the british bim level 3 is a common work on open formats in the iot environment.
  11. I Also tried running it through a Panoramic Export. It seems to be eliminating any Plug in objects as the 2 Video Camera Objects that were in front of the TV's seem to ahve not rendered as well. Link to Panoramic: https://cloud.vectorworks.net/links/11eac2f3be2f9ee4952e12e40e768bf3/
  12. Good Morning Iskra, I am currently testing this. I have manually turned off all lighting on the design layer, turned back on, saved and re-submitted to cloud publish. I have also posted the end result here for reference. It did not render the lighting. I am having an additional issue with another cloud process. I have a 8 Sheet cloud publish from another file that is running "Successfully", (processed on Cloud and Stored in Dropbox). When it is completed, it exports the TXT file listing all exports as successful, however, none of the PDF files appear in the Dropbox folder. I have attached the TXT file for reference. Again, there is no issue when publishing on my local machine, aside form clogging mu machine for processing.... Publish Log.txt Concept TLMOP format.pdf
  13. we now use the sfb system from the design express localisation versions (dutch, french and polish have the same classing setup). as soon as the polish classification system is ready (currently we work in the polish chapter of the buildingsmart int'l on it - the priority is the emerging cci system based on the danish ccs and swedish coclass) it'll replace the sfb in the pl vectorworks version. we give it some 2 years... the integration of the building classification system in the bim authoring app is essential - otherwise the digital supply chain is not possible. the digital supply chain integration is a 3-step procedure: 1. the objects in the 3d model are placed in the classification codes. the ifc export drags the classification codes with into the ifc models. 2. the ifc guids are being mapped to the bsdd guids (bsdd = buildingsmart data dictionary - a martix to map all classifications between them, and with the ifc) 3. the gtins (gs1 product codes) are being mapped to the bsdd guids via digital link. thus the delvered products and materials know where they are to be built-in into the physical asset, based on the model information. this connection remains for the management stage of the asset (at best as the digital twin). remember: the uk initiated the process of building a digital twin of the whole country... as for the digital supply chain: check out the dscibe (digital supply chain in the built environment) and digiplace, both started last year. rob
  14. Hi Nick, The best way for run based numbering is using the 'Manual' setting within Spotlight Numbering. To do this I find it best to: Have no lamps selected, but be on the Layer with your lamps. Spotlight>Spotlight Numbering from the menu bar. Tick the box next to DMX Address. (See additional options for the DMX Footprint, either manually input a number or by the allocation within the fixture profile) In Numbering Direction choose Manual from the Primary Direction drop-down. Press Ok. Start clicking on your lamps one by one in the order you'd like them to be numbered. When finished double click in a blank space. Hopefully that answered your query, should I have misunderstood let us know! Cheers, J
  15. coming back to design layers - i use many of them for each storey. there are a few reasons: - in the project sharing you reserve and check out objects by layers at best. checking by objects themselves might wind up chaotic. - the grouping of similar objects per design layer (e.g. slabs, walls, furniture objects, spaces or installations) helps better visibility control of the objects in the various display options. - the choice of layers for ifc exports is pretty straightforward, compared to setting up classes' visibility for these exports. i always model slab construction separately from the floor layers, but both are on the same design layer. as for classes - they should correspond to the classification system, e.g. omniclass in the north america, uniclass in the uk (they have the uniclass 2015 classing system in their vectorworks' release). so the classing of the design layers is not recommended in such a system unless you have one design layer for a storey (also not recommended - why then stories at all?). rob btw: i avoid 2d elements in the 3d space - all possible 2d's are in the annotations of the sheet layers.
  16. @Zeno a mesh is a halfway, but it helps, as you point out. what do you use for the conversion: meshlab or some commercial app? rob
  17. If you are going for hyper realism, especially in animation, you need a render that allows separate passes that you can later on retouch in either 2D such as Photoshop or 3D/Motion compositor such as Fusion. That's utterly important for our school anyway. So far we've figure out few workarounds thanks to VW's extremely flexible export options. Here are few renders we use Keyshot - great for fast and quality interior shots - great for hyper realistic cloth material render thanks to new Realcloth material - superfast with RTX GPU support - Supports passes (limited compared to other renders) Vray Next - for very obvious reasons if you are into product or presentation industry Octane - the best I've used so far personally - ultrasonic fast - unbiased - PBR - volumetric lights and scattering in blink of an eye - render out all the passes you can imagine - because it's ultrasonic fast rendering custom camera motion is so simple. I'm pretty sure all three renders would pick up VW as soon as VW opens up. Happy to hear about Redshift, even though it's significantly different from Octane in workflow but we would never miss out on the opportunity to learn new tools
  18. the real problem: the cell value in the old "get cell value node" is a string with "comma" like "1,23" the "float node" only converts strings with Dezimalpoints like "1.23" to numbers But the script stops at the first node with the error message, so it is difficult for the user to find the error. greatings M.Graf string_to_value.vwx
  19. I also noticed some lag in larger models when trying to orbit by mouse. While view zoom and drag worked fine, orbit needed a half second or a second before orbit starts. After orbit started, it worked smooth. On the other hand, when using a 3d Space Navigator instead of my mouse, there was no lag at all.
  20. Hello I am designing and making cabinets and I wonder if vectoworks has an option to producing final cut list for a cabinet parts with measurements and quantity for each part (shelves, doors, frame, plinth etc) ? Thanks Edgaras
  21. @Pat Stanford, the get cell value node from VW 2020 returns value not string, but Martijn Wingelaars old Node (from VW2015 or Forum?) returns string. I only added the new node in his script and it works. greatings M.Graf
  22. I’m used to convert the pointcloud into a mesh model. Point visualization is in VW not corresponding to real point number. The mesh quality allows you to find very better the point you need or simply to show model parts very hard to model, like decorations or similar. Out of this, clipe cube, registered views and workplane are the focus point you need to model in vectorworks from pointcloud.
  23. @rseybert Can you post a sample file? I don't mess with DMX enough to have a sample to try. Actually, I think I see the problem. When I copied your original formula, I did not realize that the field name if actual 25' (with the foot mark) and I just gave you a formula for a field name of 25. Semi-important tangent: It is always best to not use single or double quote symbols as parts of records or field names. When you do, then you start having to add extra characters to "escape" those symbols and make them usable. In this case you need to add two additional single quotes everywhere you have a field name that ends in a single quote. ONLY for clarity, I am going to write out how the field name part should be written with a space between each character. ' 2 5 ' ' ' In use it should be '25''' To my old eyes, I can't tell if that is two quotes or three. Hence my dislike of escaping. Add two additional single quotes before the =0 and before the final ) and you should be all set. If not, ask again.
  24. It seems that the Mirror Node does not work on an object that is already mirrored. Is there a way to "un-mirror" it ?
  25. Hi @Matthew Byrne, Upon opening the file in Vectorworks, does a full lit scene render as expected? We have a currently unresolved bug about Vectorworks that the lights will not render unless all of them are turned off, then on again, in the Visualization palette on a Design Layer (doing so on the Viewport itself has no effect). When processing on the cloud, since no manual turning on/off of lights is performed, this results in no lights being rendered. Please let me know if you believe this is not what is happening in your case and we can work together to investigate the issue further. Best regards, Iskra Nikolova
  26. Hello, I am new to Vectorworks and I am still painfully learning the software. I am trying to place existing trees in a site plan but I can't manage to see anything happening. I select the tool, click on the model, pick an orientation and all the options display. I can see all the different options EXCEPT graphic options. Then, if I click ok, nothing shows up. There are no tree, nothing. Additionally I haven't been able to find a tool that allows me to place trees or plants. I am very frustrated by how many symbols of random things are available but not plants. Is this because I have VW architect? Is placing plants something only available to VW landmark and designer?? I've check my workspace options, looking for hidden tools, and the only two landscape tools I can see is existing tree (which doesn't work anyway) and foliage. I do have the VBvisual plant option for rendering but this is not what I want. I need 2D/3D symbols for my plants in the plan. Thank you
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