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  1. The Number Tags are already in the object styles. You would need to edit the Tag to enable you to select the prefix from a drop down list.
  2. Here is a model I did using the Foliage Tool and send to surface. Both the plantation pines and hedge done with Foliage. The wind Turbines are a Plant Symbol ! with the Turbine imported from Sketchup The Hedge is Linear Mode and the Tress are Area On Ground mode.
  3. Kevin, I agree and I know Ross from Aspect Design does. So what do we do to get Vectorworks inc to act on it. With the new rendering options available to us we really need proper 3D presentation and texturing ability like this for walls and roofs . Displacement mapping is old hat and not particularly effective
  4. With walls I am sure there are many users who would want to see more realistic Wall Coverings instead of the current Texturing which has been around seemingly for ever. This image shows what can be done with an existing tool - Create Planar Display - to produce an accurate siding weather board. The second image shows metal siding/ roofing material. How difficult is it then to extend this and produce realistic wall coverings.
  5. Good call that works Thanks I appreciate the advice.
  6. Thanks for the advice. Applying to a 3d Poly solves the issue.
  7. I have created a few grass textures. In the attached image the grass texture creates some annoying horizontal shoots. The higher the density the more shoots I get. In a planter box for ornamental grasses this looks kind strange! I have included a screen shot of my settings for the texture Is this a bug or a new type of grass - Herba Vectorworkus perhaps ! Any help here would be welcome.
  8. Dave, there appears to be an issue importing Sketchup these days. It used to work well but it appears the necessary translators have not been updated for some time in Vectorworks. I ran a test on Vectorworks 2019 on Mac OS 10.14 and was unable to import version 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sketchup files The 2019 had been produced with Sketchup Pro. It was only when I got back to a very much earlier Sketchup model that the import worked. Given how many of our Architects use Sketchup this could become a real issue. I have attached a Schneider wall socket file for test. 4025XA_SOCKET_OUTLET_10A_TWIN_WITH_EXTRA_SWITCH_Horizon_Silver 2019.skp
  9. There is a clear need for an ability to draw walls as panels. This method of production is common in Europe and increasingly so elsewhere. We are seeing a move towards factory production using SIPS panels and its worth noting that this is available as a plug in Autocad. Unfortunately when I raised this NVI some time ago it was deemed not necessary. Go figure!
  10. Have you seen or created a Marionette to create a SIPS Panel. We are seeing a lot of SIPS being used and no software really addresses that. I can create a panel but it becomes a Group which does not allow me to insert a window or door which is what is needed when cutting the panel on a CNC via DXF. Any ideas would be welcome.

    SIPS as Plug In.vwx

  11. Good call Marissa that works well. On another note have you seen or created a Marionette to create a SIPS Panel. We are seeing a lot of SIPS being used and no software really addresses that. I can create a panel but it becomes a Group which does not allow me to insert a window or door which is what is needed when cutting the panel on a CNC via DXF. Any ideas would be welcome. SIPS.vwx
  12. Patrick If you do a lot of this the simpler way is to Export a DXF to a nesting programme like Enroute. Get in touch if you need more information. Enroute will read both 2D and 3D DXF and will post to CNC. Interiorcad to Enroute.mp4
  13. Has any thought been given to allow a Marionette wrapper to be placed on a New Tool Set I know you can create a menu item - it appears under Tools> Marionette Commands and which is stored in your User Library. To be able to select your wrapper and then edit via OIP would be great. Alternatively have the Node create a Tool on a tool set.
  14. BG I have to stress that the tool is a beta version only. Both Jonathan and I had input in the same way with the foliage tool. Your feedback is important though as all the comments so far are very relevant relevant and appreciated. Please bear in mind the value of Andrea's contribution these things start off as a hobby for him and he still provides the downspout for free. What is important I feel is that if we make enough noise someone at NVI will wake up and take notice. Surely roofs in the US have gutters, flashings and downspouts or maybe none of the homes owned by NVI employees have those items! In answer to the question about brackets the answer is yes and the spacing is variable. Aspect Design - I don't regard what we are asking for as small stuff. It is fundamental to virtually any building!
  15. Hi BG I will be talking to Andrea. At the moment it does not follow a sloping roof. I think the tool also needs to connect to his downspout tool. Watch this space.
  16. Andrea has asked me to test his latest plug in which is for gutters. So far it's looking really good. Check out his site for his other plug ins as well: https://andreafacchinello.wordpress.com/summary/ The gutter tool is not available yet, but from the look of things it will be soon.
  17. Aarono I think this is what you need: SCREW FLIGHT DEVELOPMENT.xls Auger-Create.doc
  18. I have created a Plant Catalog from an Excel Spreadsheet provided by a client. This works very well. Is there any intention or possibility to allow the user to click on any of the available images to then drag and drop into the plan?
  19. The Plant Definition does not appear to give the user the ability to assign a plant to a particular class. This would appear to be a useful feature which would be very valuable when using the select similar tool for instance or in a large scale planting. Currently it appears to default to NONE. All comments appreciated.
  20. Jim Thanks for your comments. The more contributors to this dialogue the better chance we have to initiate some action from NVI. In respect of downspouts use this link to download Andrea Facchinello's Free downspout tool: https://andreafacchinello.wordpress.com/downspouts-free/ He wrote the Foliage Plug In that is now in Landmark. I understand he is working on a guttering tool. If he can do it and still pursue his Architectural career what is stopping Vectorworks !
  21. I am surprised that this topic has generated so little comment. Attached is a composite image of residential homes in Australia, UK and Germany. One thing they all have in common is roof flashings in the form of tiles or steel on ridges and in valleys. Why does Vectorworks not address this as part of the Roof Tool or as an AEC Plug in. Having to manually draw these features is complex and time consuming. Surely the point of the software is to improve the workflow.
  22. We have been Vectorworks agents for 20 years and have a good installed base of Interiorcad Users. We have also developed a range of Plug Ins to Interiorcad which facilitate such things such as grain matching and mortice and tenon joints. We have provided training and support to users in the US. As you may have seen from my earlier post we can provide output to CNC via Enroute (for nesting) or to Alphacam and aspan.
  23. Can you please consider as a matter of urgency for back referencing to be added to the Drawing Label sheet number when using auto coordination. This is a basic feature that is missing. So on linked viewports & on section viewports etc it shows where the detail or section is coming from. Our major competitors all have this. It is really important for an efficient workflow.
  24. It would be very useful to be able to adjust the XYZ coordinates for a background. How difficult would this be?
  25. Thanks Alan for your input in agreeing it is needed, but thanks also for the video.
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