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  1. it's exactly what i'm thinking, all 3 points matching, thanks rob
  2. and how about exported and imported resources? this is the first thought that came to my mind... rob
  3. hi diamond, why would you want to edit the consultants' contribution? isn't it their kettle of fish? i model the representation of the geometry, and then the consultants use it as a reference for their job. what they export is the model (preferably ifc) that contains objects that have special rules and behaviours. if i convert them to vectorworks native rules and behaviour then the information intelligence gets lost, in spite of convenient 3d geometry, which is only one of the bim dimensions, by far not the most important one, if you're doing a full-fledged bim / ipd. well, it's not the vectorworks goal to collect all the branch models into a federated one. for this there is a bunch of bim management software packages (solibri model checker, tekla bimsight, navisworks, bim vision a.s.o.). again, in case you're in for bim / ipd. if you're doing small bim, then you're maybe right, then no rules apply. i've just assumed you're mentioning the architectural objects to be imported, it might then make sense. on the other hand, it's suppliers' and manufacturers' responsibility for the accuracy of the shop models that will be inserted into a federated model in a lod500 status (again, preferably in ifc format), to be calculated and simulated by bim evaluation software packages (costx, bimestimate, ecodomus, simplebim, ies ve etc.). from the bim objects' libraries bimobject.org are just creating a vectorworks interface, and from what i know they will convert all existing models and objects in their library into vwx format, too. i regard it as a temporary situation, though. in the end we'll be dealing exclusively with ifc data, and maybe then with something more sophisticated. bim level 3 assumes a unified ifc federated model where all contributions are parts in their own rights, not editable, and with very accurate more-dimensional information from every project stakeholder's expertise field. i can't imagine how other process' participants may mess around with parts of work they have no authorisation for nor knowledge of. rob
  4. no. ifc means a non-editable feature, no matter how do you mean it. please read more about the format. rob
  5. no party is authorised to change the other party's contribution, so ifc goes with this flow. there are copy rights and professional liabilities, even the subcontractors that contribute their shop models are responsible for them, even if done by other 3rd party subjects. ifc is designed to work only in one direction (not as round-tripped exchange), and used as a reference for others to do their work. what you write is a compete misunderstanding of the notion of ifc. and: the ability of dwg to be changed was its major flaw. rob
  6. 1. the full information is in the model. if the information is missing, then it lays on the modellers. ifc is able to transport what ever the other party needs. 2. editing ifc is pure bs, it isn't, and it will never be. check the specification of ifc4 and the strategy papers of your fellow countryman thomas liebich. ifc is not to be edited ! of course, you could edit its parts, as it's a text format, but it will always be on your own personal responsibility. rob edit: the archicad's ability to transform ifc into native objects while importing into the application is 'vergebliche muehe'. do you want, say, a structural engineer, or maybe even a construction bim manager to manipulate architectural or mechanical objects ????
  7. the classes structure aims at mirroring the construction national standards, anyway. what do you use for this? omniclass naming? this is not how it was supposed to be done. there's no round tripping of the ifc models ! it's just a reference for others to work with. otherwise we'd have editable ifc elements and a whole bunch of copy rights and professional insurance issues with them. rob
  8. i wouldn't do it. it's stacking up old (possible) misbehaviours. i'd model it a-new instead... rob
  9. yes, slanted walls are a must. the competitors have them already... rob
  10. another vw unique feature is for me macrobim solely in one application, from the first sketch to the initial calculations, including the site model, and concept renderings for functional-utility purposes. the best thing in it is the ability to continue the work on the project saturation, and even go back to redesign the concept. rob
  11. the class/layer system seems to be so unique that the new austrian norm (oen a 6241-1), being a preparation for the future bim norm sports the implementation of the layers alone as the main distribution channel for the elements that will be bim objects. the guys in austria don't seem to take into consideration other applications than revit, archicad or allplan, let alone the ubiquitous autocad. hopefully the coming bim norm (oen a 6241-2) which will be based on ifc and bsdd (ibim) will make this legacy obsolete.
  12. my el capitan update freezes completely, short before the login screen, no matter if i repair it or install a-new with time machine backup (there's already el cap). if i don't find any workaround, i'd have to wait for the patch 2. fortunately it's not my only computer, but one of the older ones (mid 2010).
  13. have you tried the advanced section properties, the 'attributes' tab (section plane)? and what is your stair's construction type, btw? rob
  14. clip cubes are not supposed to show the exact geometries with the materials, otherwise their performance would be lost. it's only a visualisation tool. even the bentley's hypermodelling is relying on the 2d drawings for detailing. rob
  15. i know houdini briefly from the end of 1990s, it was comparable with maya and softimage then. from what i hear it will be interesting in the future.
  16. I started to read manual -> Visual Scripting and video > in this post also i have experience with: dynamo for revit mcg for 3dsmax xpresso for c4d houdini hmm, houdini was once the most parametric 3d character animation application on the market, did it change in those years? if you compare those tools, i'm curious what can you say about marionette? rob
  17. thanks ilay, i actually know how to name the object, the devil was in the left part of your explanation. rob
  18. sorry ilay, i have focused on pat's answer, i missed yours. rob
  19. btw pat, how to 'access the object by name'? can you shortly expand on it? thx in advance. rob
  20. but the guys at the bug submission are the best address, am i not right? if it's obvious and repeated, i'd send it. and, btw, the reaction time is probably much shorter at the bug submission than here in the forums... rob
  21. thanks, pat. actually i don't care about the names, but you're right, i have to go deeper into the procedures. rob
  22. i don't know if i asked this already, but i'll try nevertheless: is it possible in the marionette to convert some shape to a graphics' node? i mean e.g.: i want to use my own, manually created polyline as a path for the distribution of the, say, columns created in a marionette network... thx in advance, rob
  23. can't you guys simply submit those bugs, if they're appearing repeatedly? on the other hand, how are my two bug submissions (the missing z-coordinate for site models and the offset walls generation from rounded massing models)? thx in advance. rob
  24. jim, i have requested at the source in the u.s.a. i'll check how's then distributed. our prospects are from poland. rob
  25. another question: the assigned serial numbers for the 30-day demo version of the v2016 start with the 'VWEval-20-', afaik this is the serial for the v2015, the v2016 has the number 21, am i right? thx, rob
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