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Everything posted by Linicks

  1. An iPad and Android viewer would be a great addition.
  2. This type of UI revision would be a welcome improvement to VW. I'm defiantly +1 on this & similar requests.
  3. Multi core CPU's have been the standard for years now, so it's a little surprising that this request made it to the wish list. This should have been old news by now
  4. Looks like we have a similar request: http://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=29329&Number=143215#Post143215 Your video does a great job of describing the functionality that I have been looking for.
  5. All, One area where Vectorworks could improve on is in it's consistency. Here are a couple of examples that will hopefully illustrate this point. Example 1: In Vectorworks 2010 there are two stair object tools. This can be confusing, especially for new and or occasional users when trying to select the best/correct tool for the job. There should only be one stair tool. Example 2: Wall objects are another example of inconsistent behavior. There are four wall object types in Vectorworks 2010 which are fairly straight forward in their respective use cases, however the behavior between them isn't consistent. For instance, you can insert door objects into standard wall objects, but not window wall objects. This is very frustrating! Once more, this design seems to be limited in it's scalability. Will a new wall object type be created for leaning, oval, or elliptical walls? Why not have one wall object tool? Instead of having a separate window wall, just use the standard wall object, then select a ?window wall? or ?curved window? wall style. Thanks for considering this suggestion!
  6. All, Thanks for all the good suggestions, but they don't exactly achieve what I have in mind. More specifically, I would like to be able to not only select a complete object or group of objects, but cross sections of objects in the model. Additionally, I don't want to group and ungroup objects all of the time. What I really want to be able to do is to quickly Zoom/Focus on specific portions of the Model quickly so that I can view and or modify that section of the model in 2d/3d. Think of it as a temporary ?Crop? of the model. Thanks again for considering this suggestion!
  7. I would like to have the ability to select an area of my model and just work on that specific area in 2D&3D. For example, lets say I'm working on a detailed staircase in a architectural model with lots of objects. In this case I just want to focus on that section while not deactivating other design layers, etc. To accomplish this, I would be great if you could use a standard selection method then tell it to temporarily hide everything outside of the selection. This would create a specific design area in the model that could be manipulated in 2d/3d without all of the other objects getting in the way. Thanks for considering this suggestion! --Nick Pavlica
  8. I would like to have an option to lock all the objects on a design layer so that I can ensure that I don't accidentally modify an object on another layer. This is especially important when I'm working in 3D. Currently I go to a design layer and lock/unlock all of the objects manually. If there was an option in the layer editor/manager to quickly toggle locking on each layer it would be a great productivity enhancement for my work flow. The nice thing about locking the objects is that they are there front and center to use while modeling(not grayed out etc.) without the fear of accidentally modifying them. Thanks for considering this request!
  9. Another good example of a small change that would improve the user experience.
  10. I'm not sure what the current user statistics are, but I would like to know. Where did you get the data for your market analysis of VW? It would be hard to imagine that the US is the only place in the world that regularly uses irrigation systems. I know that irrigation has been important for centuries. The Romans were masters of irrigation, and some of their centuries old systems are still in use today. Irrigation is a fact of life for many around the world, and it's naive to down play it's role around the world. I'm sure NNA recognizes this, and is working with professional landscapers/landscape designers from various regions to better meet the needs of their users. Which is what this request is about in the first place. That's a little presumptuous. This was not a feature request that I was making directly, but I was providing additional information regarding my experience in the US. Additionally, the needs of US users of VW are just as important as the next persons. If anything, a minority user would be subsidizing the majority, because they are spending money, but aren't getting herd when they have a need that isn't being filled. Because people want and need to. If you don't want to irrigate, than don't.
  11. Ok, I created what I consider a single path with the line tool, and two profiles with the circle tool. Unfortunately, I'm still having a hard time when trying to extrude along the path I created. I have tried to compose the lines etc, but haven't had any luck. When I test this method on a single segment of the footings it works fine. I'm not sure what step(s) I'm missing? Here is an image of my path, footings, and profile objects.
  12. I'm trying to use the extrude along path method, and would like to extrude along multiple paths at once. Is this possible, or do you have to manually extrude every line individually?
  13. Aren't they pejoratively called "Macmansions" after the computer? I've always heard, and used it as a reference to the McDonalds fast food chain.
  14. I'm assuming that you are referring to the non de-script all square footage, cookie cutter homes that you find in many sub-divisions in the US. I agree that they are often ugly and boring, but are a fact of life in the US. Interestingly, I meet a builder that was visiting from Europe that was tired of building with stone, and wanted to learn how to duplicate those building practices. Also, don't you mean McMansion?
  15. In the United States, irrigation is a key design component of almost any landscaping project. A well planned/designed irrigation system will save allot of water and improve the end results of the project. This functionality would be a nice productivity enhancement, and is a logical addition the the landscaping tools for US based Vectorworks users, and possibly others around the world.
  16. Request: Please add the option of adding footings to walls in the wall tool. Justification: A large number foundations need some type of footing as part of their foundation. Currently, they must be drawn separately with no logical relationship between the two. It would be beneficial to have a footing option added to the wall tool. This would greatly improve the usability and efficiency of Vectorworks for many users.
  17. Request: Allow the insertion of doors and other objects into curtain/glass walls, or merge the current functionality with the standard wall tool. Justification: Currently the curtain/glass wall tool doesn't allow the insertion of typical components like doors. This is confusing for new users, and is not very efficient for experienced users that want to complete their work quickly. There are methods of working around this by using the standard wall tool and manipulating it to get the desired results. However, this raises the question of the purpose of a separate glass wall tool. A potential solution may be merging the current glass wall functionality with the standard wall tool by adding a glass wall type, and options that would allow customizations like the mullion placement, and the type of glass and it's efficiency rating, etc. This functionality would be very welcomed even if they were just added to the dedicated glass/curtain wall tool.
  18. Request: Please consider adding the Vectorworks version to the application Icon. Justification: This simple change would help the user better identify the application, and its version. This would be especially helpful when you have multiple versions of Vectorworks installed.
  19. It sounds like these are a couple of the best methods of achieving my goal in the current version of VW. I will give them a try. Many Thanks!
  20. I will allocate some time to post my requests on the "Wish List" thread, and hopefully some of them will come to fruition. Thanks!
  21. I don't think they have even 1% of the code. Walls that accept openings (doors & windows) are fundamentally something completely different than curtain walls. But please tell me that I'm wrong! Ok, your wrong! LOL I know that we will look at this from different perspectives, and already know that we will have to agree to disagree.
  22. Keith, Thanks for straightening me, and the thousands of others out there that design and build their own projects up. And to think that one of us had the nerve to add a glass wall to one of their designs. It's almost incompressible. On behalf of all of us, I would like to apologize for asking a question, and even thinking about adding a curtain/glass wall to a house. Sincerely, The Unimportant
  23. As a newer VW user, I'm very surprised that this functionality isn't built in. This is another small feature that could be added easily, that would really make VW that much better. I know that they have 90% of the code, they just haven't done it. It's not like its asking for a feature that requires mass amounts of effort and code like the switch to Parasolid. Because it's another piece of "low hanging fruit "they must think that it's not important. Hopefully the decision makers will start to recognize their importance and just start knocking them out. That being said, 2010 is a much better release that 2009 was. It's not like they rocked the world with new and innovative features, and addressed the majority of the long standing requests, but the changes that they have made really make it nicer to use. I will try the work arounds listed thus far in hopes that we can avoid another tragedy
  24. It seems silly that they haven't added this functionality already. It's not a technical hurdle because all the needed code is there, they just haven't added it. Hopefully, it will come sooner rather than later. When is the last time to you saw a structure without a foundation. With the exceptions of bars and sheds there aren't many.
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