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  1. i mean 'heating' or 'warm water preparation' of the main settings in energos. if you don't check (i.e. don't include) the existence of this system in your project, it will default to electric source. rob
  2. do you export one building or all of them in one ifc file? it's not possible to have many 'zero' levels in one vw file, the zeno's approach is the right one. you can but reference all edifices as separate design layers in a file with the whole plot setup (eg. all buildings are in 1:50 scale, and are referenced in the 1:500 raumordnungsplan)... rob
  3. from what i gather (after some calculations) all settings default to electric systems. if you do not check the installation system energos assumes it's based on electricity.
  4. @Samuel Derenboim it seems like you try to calculate the exact wall areas outside of the energos tool. the energy calculations are being done in the energos, though, so the 'external' calculations don't really matter in the energy calculations. i wonder how the nyc authorities accept those quantity reports? i use the energos tool as 'designed energy calculations' which are required by the authorities for the building permit projects, but here in poland there's an another type of energy calculations for the usage permit. the latter one is defined by legislation and has a certain 4-page look with a special graphic display that can be obtained only in external sofwares for energy calculations for the polish market. the window producers provide the necessary data (separately for the frame, the glazing, and for the whole item), but in the the end the u-values are being (might be) typed in the window parameters manually, so you can shape the output by yourself.
  5. hi, the ifc2x3 enabled exporting of composed objects (walls, slabs, roofs) by components. there's nothing like that in the ifc4 settings, so the components are not available for quantities' calculations in special softwares (screenshots below depict the bim vision imported ifc4). is it some step back, or is it by design? and btw, is there the design transfer view export in the pipeline? thanks, rob
  6. seems a perfect solution, thanks a lot. i've missed this button in the first place 🙂
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 🙂
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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


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