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  1. seems a perfect solution, thanks a lot. i've missed this button in the first place 🙂
  2. hi, is there a way to calculate spaces' areas when there is a space height constraint? in poland there is a norm (and an authority regulation) that the spaces are not counted at all when they have the height lower than 140 cm, the spaces with the height between 140 and 220 cm are counted with 50%, and for the heights above it's already 100% of the space area counted. it is pretty important for the projects with slanted roofs. i've found the space record field value of net volume (counted), but apparently there's no way to divide this volume (and further on for space area) for different heights in order to calculate the spaces correctly. i enclose the v2020 file with one space under the roof... any help would be appreciated. thanks, rob Space.vwx
  3. btw, when i'm using the hardscape predefined record as db report criteria the relevant fields don't contain any slab style data (the last column is a failed try)
  4. hi pat, thanks for looking into it. the thing is that the db call doesn't return the values that are hidden in the hardscape's slab for the 3d view. it just doesn't recognize this as components of the slab style. here's the hardscape oip screenshot: here's the slab style here's the resulting report, comparing two objects: one a slab, and another one a hardscape, both created from the same slab style here's the report data: am i doing anything wrong? rob
  5. hi, is there a way to retrieve the properties of the slab style that has been used for the hardscape 3d creation? the only value i get in the report is the name of the first component, no way to get to the bottom components. the combination of the componentname and the criteria for the slab style with numeric indices don't work in the database call. seems to be a black box... anybody have a clue? thanks rob
  6. hi, 1. is there a way to store the alternative cooordinates' system (the alternative angle) for future use? 2. is there a way to block the z-direction in perspective view (leaving only two vanishing points x, and y)? thanks rob
  7. the trouble is that i can adjust the spaces that are completely under the roof, spaces that are partially under it i cannot 😞 edit: i've found out: it's the height and the bounding objects combined 🙂 it works 🙂
  8. thanks, wes, cool 🙂 again, the darkest area is under the street lamp ;) i thought, though, i could start my conceptual model with the spaces, but for the slopes i need the roofs first. ok, i can live with it. thanks again for pointing it out. rob
  9. hi, i believe to have read about a possibility to have space objects with slanted "roofs" in 3d view. does anybody know how's about it? we'd need it for macro bim (factor calculations by cubic metres of raw volume) along with the differentiation of spaces above 220cm height, between 140 and 220 cm (counted with 50%), and below 140 cm height, not counted at all for the finished space volume. or should i post it in the wishlist? bye, rob
  10. hi, i remember to have read about a vectorworks ability to render images with two styles that merge into each other in a gradient mode. i think it'd be two images on top of each other that have the opposite transparency gradient. not the one present in the jonny pickup's vectorworks tip #437, but the one that comes from 100% transparency to the 100% of the image (_not_ of some mask !), in order to let the bottom layer to show up in the reversed way... it this possible for a rendered viewport on a sheet layer? thanks, rob
  11. i have checked the bounding box, and it displays proper values even for rotated objects (i.e. it doesn't simply take carthesian values)...
  12. ok, 1. the result is the wall not having the components in the model tree (solibri model viewer), but the wall itself is getting all materials listed. i'll have to check if the components list correctly in 5d applications for cost calculations. 2. as a general notice: yesterday i was giving a workshop with somebody showing the ifc data mapping in archicad. the overall impression i've got from the participants was the simplicity of ifc assignment and mapping in vectorworks compared with archicad. of course, if you want to have it in a sophisticated way, the possibility to attach data is more developed in archicad, but it's a steep way to get acquainted with the procedure. you have to grab and insert data in many locations in the software. 3. btw, is there a way to reduce the amount of decimal places in the bounding box's x/y/z values? now i get 6 of them... thanks, rob
  13. thanks, mihail, it makes sense 🙂
  14. one more question: how to remove a custom pset (based on record) from the ifc data mapping list completely? the more new records i use for psets, the more messed up the overall list gets... rob
  15. i take it back, this with the bounding box. it calculates the values _correctly_, not according to the carthesian system. how about the components' listing?


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