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  1. michael, thanks for your input. it makes sense. i'll report the results, someone else may be interested, too. rob
  2. as i have a similar trouble, i append here my question: i've created an areas record based on the space tool. there are many flats with rooms in my project, so i wind up with some 260 rows, but they are not numbered with ascending values. the values refer to one number, i.e. they go 2.1, 2.2 through 2.260. there is no way to insert a row with partial sums or flat descriptions, everything appends either before my listing, or after it. the whole 2.* row behaves as a one entity. is there a way to split this record entry? thanks. rob
  3. ok, i've found this one: http://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=131020&Searchpage=4&Main=26717&Words=visibility+items+above&Search=true#Post131020 seems to work, although it's a bit clumsy workaround. rob
  4. anything new on this matter recently? the top floor still doesn't show the stair. i initially thought about the lacking visibility depth in the floor plans (especially the topmost one), but i can't either find out how to set it at all. i'm a bit lost here... thanks in advance for any clue.
  5. hi, i've just started to construct my first ramp in vw. i'ts a residential house with two garage storeys. the lower ramp has three sections: the first 4 meters with a 10% rise, then the main part with a 20% rise and to the end the third, 4-meter part with a 10% rise again. i've set the parts to the real z-axis values (i.e. the second part starts on the height where the first one winds up) and the result is seen on the section. my questions, as i find the ramps non-editable: 1. how can i connect the parts to have then with constant thickness all the way up? 2. how can i trim the last part on the top to have it ending along the navy blue line, not just as a square, as it is now? floor plan -2.pdf section.pdf thanks in advance. bye, rob
  6. chris, thanks for your input. my potential investor doesn't know much about BIM, so he doesn't care about the software which will eventually be vw (i have to implement the v2010, as the building is an old one with varying wall thickness) which i own. currently i study the ifc import and export manuals, and it should be ok from my part (architecture), but my biggest concern is the possible incompatibility during the branches ifc exchanges (hvac & mep). as for the structural it won't be much of slabs restoration, so i could even convert the structual engineer's supporting profiles into 3d model by myself manually. thanks again, rob
  7. very unlikely. i can't imagine an investor wanting to pay more for what he could get in an old standard way of doing things in the building industry. nobody wants to risk the old known flaws for future imaginary gains. right now my future investor asks 'what's a BIM?' i have a long way to go... rob
  8. hi, i intend to implement the full BIM with a virtual 3d model and IFC input/output from MEP, HVAC and/or structural branches in my new project (a restoration of an old industrial edifice in central europe into a company hq, some 1,000 msq.). i will do as much BIM as it's possible, but i don't have much practice in that field. i'd like to know if there is anybody with such an experience to mutually exchange bits of working knowledge? thanks in advance, rob
  9. it's just what i did. thanks for the hint, anyway. cheers, rob
  10. thanks mike, i've scrutinized what you suggested and it seems i changed the settings, but i didn't override the global wall preferences. i've found the right 'edit wall attributes' button under 'wall preferences' dialog, changed the fills, and now the walls appear solid in the renders as it was meant to be. thanks again. cheers, rob
  11. hi guys, i'm pretty new to vw, switched from archicad a few months ago. i try to get accustomed to the new interface, but some troubles still come around. i just created new component walls (metric ones, as i reside in central eurpoe), put doors and windows into them, but the walls have no body: they appear wireframed in renderings. i enclose a screenshot of the project file with properties palette. thanks in advance for your help. cheers, rob
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