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  1. Andrew Davies

    Revision Date - can't add to Worksheet

    Hi Inspired by another one of @Jonathan Pickup excellent webinars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFLNVWW0pyE - I have been tidying my title blocks. I have got it working nicely but there is one thing I just can't do. I have created a worksheet to build a drawing schedule with the sheet number, title, revision number and revision date (I wanted to make my own - didn't like the built in ones. That is all fine- but I can't get the Current Revision date to show. The formula I use is : ='Title Block Border'.'Current Revision Date' - but it comes up with an Error. ='Title Block Border'.'Current Revision Number' works just as expected. Any one have any ideas? Thanks, Andrew
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    Revision Date - can't add to Worksheet

    OK Shame - but all working now regardless! Thanks again for your help!
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    Revision Date - can't add to Worksheet

    That's perfect! Worked straightaway Thanks so much for your help - hope there will be a native formula added in a future update? Thanks again, Andrew
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    Revision Date - can't add to Worksheet

    PS - Does seem odd that there is a formula for Current Revision Number, but not date!
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    Revision Date - can't add to Worksheet

    Thanks Jonathan I've done a work around for now by manually adding a comma at the end of each date - then using the Substring function that Nikolay suggested. Thanks so much! Andrew
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    Revision Date - can't add to Worksheet

    Thanks! Closer - but it's not registering the delimeter - so I get all revision dates in a long row. Should I add a delimiter manually to the date as a work around?
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    Revision Date - can't add to Worksheet

    Thanks Nikolay I tried this, but got the following result. If it helps, when I tried just ='Title Block Revision Data'.'Date' (ie - without the Substring) I got : I've obviously entered the Revision date (which I enter manually) in a couple of different formats. Would it help if I re-formatted the Revision date as a date format? It looks like there is no delimiter between each date, which is I guess what causes the Substring to fail? Thanks again Andrew
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    Revision Date - can't add to Worksheet

    Thanks Jonathan - Tried that and nothing came up.
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    Revision Date - can't add to Worksheet

    Sorry to bump this, but does anyone have any ideas? To summarise, I just want to create a report which lists sheet number, sheet title, latest revision and latest revision date. Thanks, Andrew
  10. Hello I am 95% sure this is not possible currently, but I would love to be able to set a class within a symbol that takes it’s attributes from the current class that that symbol is assigned to. Currently - once a symbol is defined - it’s display attributes are unaffected by which ever class it is assigned to once placed on a design layer. (please correct me if I am wrong) For example - I have a big library of scenic flats. So that the colours show properly in viewports, I have had to duplicate them so that I have a (for example) “Black Flat”, “White Flat”, “Grey Flat” symbols (all at the various sizes) etc. It would be helpful if I could just make a single symbol for each size - then let that symbol take the graphic attributes from whatever class is assigned to it on the design layer. Hope this makes sense. Andrew
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    AMD or Nvidia, any real world comparisons?

    Ok - So I got my Sonnet eGPU and AMD Radeon WX7100 Pro - and it was a resounding DISASTER!! Well - not a disaster, that is too strong, but.... The Moshi DisplayPort to USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 cable (https://store.apple.com/xc/product/HLR62ZM/A) did not work with my LG Ultrafine monitor. The packaging does say “Or, connect your DisplayPort computer to a USB-C / TB3 monitor - bidirectional support) - so I really thought it should work. It also says 5k is supported. Why on earth it doesn’t work I don’t know. So I hooked it up to my sons ancient old DVI monitor and loaded up a fairly heavyweight VWX file to test There was a definite difference - but not massive. I thought Open GL would be pretty much instant but not really. Hidden Line rendering took awhile (I think that’s still CPU so no surprise). Felt quicker editing “Section in place” but not massively so. Comparing this to my MBP 2016 with a 4GB Radeon built in card. So - I will probably give it a couple of days and then return it. The shop I bought it from have already said they would refund if it didn’t work. Would love to know why that Moshi cable does not work when the packaging claims it would. Even if it did work, I would have had to come up with some work around to get my webcam and speakers working. If it was a HUGE performance improvement then ok, but not really worth the hassle. Will put the £900 towards a Mac Pro whenever they come out. Andrew
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    Beginner questions

    Hi I have just made my first Marionette network and am delighted with the results. But just have two relatively basic questions I just can't resolve. 1) I have named all of my variables to make de-bugging easier. So when I convert the finished network to an Object Node I get all those variables editable in the OIP. Is there any way of hiding some of the variables? There are about 10 there, but I only want 2 of them to be adjustable. 2) I can not figure out a way of assigning a class to an object. In one of Jim's excellent tutorials he showed how to make a selectable drop down list of textures - but I can't work out how to do that for classes. Can any one help? Many thanks, Andrew
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    Select a random assortment of objects?

    Interesting thread. On another subject - having this many 3D figures in your drawing - can I ask if the file is nice and responsive still?
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    A “by current class” choice in symbols

    19 votes for this wish! Would be interested in hearing thoughts from Nemetschek on this
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    AMD or Nvidia, any real world comparisons?

    Hi just about to go on site for a week but think I am going to order the Sonnet 550w eGPU with a Radeon Pro WX7100 with 8GB to test out when I am back. Was hoping Apple would release a new Mac Pro soon but that’s not happening until next year at the earliest apparently. Hoping this will make Open GL lovely and smooth on my MacBook Pro
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    AMD or Nvidia, any real world comparisons?

    Ahh!! Thanks Jim Looks like I would just need this cable : Moshi USB-C to DisplayPort Cable https://store.apple.com/xc/product/HLR62ZM/A Then I can connect the DisplayPort output from the graphics card mounted in the eGPU to my USB-C monitor. I think? Hoorah!
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    AMD or Nvidia, any real world comparisons?

    That’s correct - connect the eGPU to the MacBook Pro with USB-C But I am talking about the connection from the Graphics Card that is installed in the eGPU to the monitor. Ie - MacBook Pro — eGPU — Monitor
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    AMD or Nvidia, any real world comparisons?

    Looking forward to hearing the results. My Mac specialist have recommended a Sonnet eGPU with a 550w PSU and an AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 with 8GB. Anyone’s thoughts on that? Not convinced how well they know Vectorworks One of my challenges though is that I have an LG 5k display which is USB-C only. Hoping I can go from DisplayPort to USB-C and maintain 5k
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    AMD or Nvidia, any real world comparisons?

    I see Apple officially supports eGPUs with their latest OS X release now. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208544 I am keen to try one out - anyone got any recommendations? Andrew
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    Debug Menu

    Me too!
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    Leica BLK 360 - 3D Scanner

    Hi all I am lucky enough to get a chance to try out the Leica BLK 360 3D scanner. Quite an expensive bit of kit - but a friend is loaning it to me for a few days. My first venture into point clouds but am looking forward to giving it a try. If it works well - it could be a massive game changer for me - just not sure how good it is going to be, Does anyone on here have any experience with it already? Andrew
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    Debug Menu

    Out of interest - how come it appeared?
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    export webview opinions

    I like Web View - but do find Sketchfab better - much more customisable (though haven't tried the new Web view in SP3 yet) Export from Vectorworks as a 3DS (don't forget to include textures), upload to Sketchfab and you're done. Lot of options to customise and even change materials. https://sketchfab.com/ Andrew
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    External GPU for MacBook Pro

    Hi I'm keen to boost the performance of my 2016 MBP - so wondering if anyone had tried an eGPU with Vectorworks? I think eGPU support is out of Beta now with High Sierra? Andrew
  25. Hi I have often wondered why, when editing a 3D symbol, you lose the Front, Back , Left etc view options from the drop down list - along with rendering modes. Even view plane is greyed out. I am stuck in wireframe. Am I missing something? Andrew EDIT - noticed I have standard view choices available from the main menu - just not the drop down menu No other render options though
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