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  1. 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
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    slanted "roof" for space objects

    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 🙂
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    slanted "roof" for space objects

    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
  4. 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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    How to make a custom Data Tag

    i have checked the bounding box, and it displays proper values even for rotated objects (i.e. it doesn't simply take carthesian values)...
  6. hi, for some workshop i'm just adding a custom pset made from a record. the issue is to make a pset field for the wall with the value of all window openings. the window gets a separate custom pset. is there a way to connect those values? i know the records are not that sophisticated as the database reports, but they use style and object data, maybe there's a way to solve this? the window-record.field-value doesn't work in the wall pset... thanks for any clue. rob
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    ifc data mapping between custom psets

    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
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    ifc data mapping between custom psets

    thanks, mihail, it makes sense 🙂
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    ifc data mapping between custom psets

    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
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    ifc data mapping between custom psets

    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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    ifc data mapping between custom psets

    hi mihail, thanks, i see this, too 😉 as for the bounding box: the trouble is that only recognises carthesian dimensions (x/y/z), so if the wall is horizontal and vertical, the values are different for the length and thickness (they are swapped). i don't even try to think of walls under different angles 😉 polish window is a bit different as the us one, and it doesn't use styles. unfortunately the parametric object parameters' list is very short, way shorter than the us one. but here's another thing: the wall style. i have a style with 3 components that i want to extract in the 'material' pset automatically. everything that the style can understand is the component, the first component. or am i missing the right formula? i've tried with component(x).name, componentx.name, all to no avail. is there a solution for those 3 (different) values? and is there a chance to map a thickness value afterwards in the same data row? i'm gradually getting nuts with it... thanks, rob
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    Door style IFC fire/acoustic

    i've just experimented with separate records, attached as psets. there in a possibility to insert any data to any object. rob edit: 'any data to any object' under the condition that these are manual values. some field values can be retrieved from objects automatically, but i can't figure out the rule behind.
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    Door style IFC fire/acoustic

    here we go a different route, the polish version has another window and door tool, coming from the design express one, and used in the dutch, french and polish versions. we have other parameter fields that we can display both in the automatic schedules (there's a special tool for it) and in the database search. but i hear you here nevertheless. rob
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    Newbie on Installing Plugins

    is the plugin version too old?
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    Newbie on Installing Plugins

    sorry for reviving: does this tool work with you, guys? i only get a blank dialog window, bioth in the english and polish v2019 program versions. is there anything more to do to activate the plug-in? rob
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    Python installation issue

    thank you very much, it worked now 😊 rob
  17. hi, although python 3.3 is installed on my machine and the nominatim with geolocator works (first screenshot from the terminal), vectorworks seems to not recognise it - it's the sun path diagram mo. is anything missing here - it's the polish version of vectorworks? thx for any clue, rob
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    Python installation issue

    i've contacted gerrit from design express, let's see what they say.
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    Python installation issue

    vectorworks is a polish localisation, and i've run it both on polish and english system languages on a mac, same result as above. on the english system vectorworks v2019 even crashed (although it usually works fine). don't use it. no clue what's going wrong... rob
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    Python installation issue

    hi marissa, something has gone wrong, and the 3 modules numpy, scipy and pil have failed with the installation. do i have to unlock anything (it's high sierra mac)? thanks.
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    Python installation issue

    thanks, marissa, i'll give it a try 🙂 rob
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    Python installation issue

    this is the v2019, and the additionally installed module is python 3.7.2, apart from the one from vectorworks, as you and nicolas point out. i have even extended the path to the python 3.7 location, but to no avail. so it may lay on the internal mo library? thanks. rob edit: the current $path variable
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    Python installation issue

    well, the /usr/bin contents doesn't list python 3.3, though. should i change any path to the right version?
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    How to make a custom Data Tag

    thanks, kostadin 🙂 actually i haven't seen the hidden texts at all, even the selection didn't work. update: ok, the texts have been found 🙂 @olaf the text field is for displaying the record data in the tag body. rob.
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    How to make a custom Data Tag

    ok, here's the file. thanks for your time... Data_tag.vwx

 

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