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Kool Aid

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  1. Did you pay? Do you even have VW 2010?
  2. Hello! When will I ever get free support of this kind? Why does NNA support one commercial operator and not another?
  3. How much will you pay for the better way?
  4. I know how to do it. How much are you willing to pay for me to tell?
  5. A link to additional resources is in the top left frame of the VSFR. That opens another frame with the VectorScript Appendix. Documentation of HScale is on the VW Developer site There are almost 200 VS-functions there that are not included in the ref guide that comes with VW (ie. almost 1700 functions?) It is surprising that there isn't a function to change the radius! Since I do mainy parametric objects, I had not realised it. You can calculate the scaling factor using GetBBox.
  6. No, it doesn't! As comes to HScale: what HScale? Not documented? An excerpt from VW2010 VS Function Reference: GroupToMesh H HAngle HArea HasConstraint HasDim HasPlugin HCenter HDuplicate Height HExtrude HHeight Hide HideClass HideLayer HLength HMove HMoveBackward HMoveForward HPerim HRotate HUngroup HWallHeight HWallWidth HWidth I ImportResourceToCurrentFile
  7. It doesn't? Not even on arc segments? (Should test myself, I know!) Well, blimey!
  8. I'm at loss here. Surely objects ? or their parts ? outside the page are not printed? What am I missing?
  9. Ha ha ha ha haa! Viewed, indeed! Why should VW/Mac -users subsidise you and your ilk: idiots or users of the inferior OS that requires huge amounts of support. I know already what you are. edit: Ms. Brudgers, I gather, has not contributed to development lately. She expects others to pay for that, too.
  10. VW has decent building modelling capabilities (substantially augmented by yours truly to select markets) and may one day even have BIM interoperability. Not holding my breath, though, since in the last couple of days it has been made clear that NNA salaried employees expect users to work for free for the Glory of the Chicken Maryland. edit: clarification re markets
  11. As a former ArchiCAD consultant, trainer and developer: VW has particular strengths, not (to my knowledge) available in competing software. Jeffrey already referred to the possibility of defining any geometry as any IFC-entity. The value of this feature is significant: it extends the concept of a ?VW workaround? to IFC-based BIM. In short: whatever means you can/choose to use to create the geometry, the result can be anything you want. In one of the dozens of IFC/BIM implementation and research reports produced in Finland (costing roughly 50 million ?), there is a telling tale by an ArchiCAD-user: ?The solid, free-form balustrades needed to be modeled as a series of straight walls.? Yeah, right. How is the System supposed to know that these particular walls are not walls but a balustrade?
  12. So would I, until there are different prices for different operating systems. Why should NNA subsidise Windows-users, who can't even install a printer? Your hobbyism, dear Windows-cult members, is costing us professional users money!
  13. Ahh, a good point, Miguel! Off the top of my head, I can't devise a routine to scale an arc segment. Surely it is doable, but not obvious. (I might first make the arc 360?, then change the BBox, finally reset the original angles. Off the top of my head?)
  14. Maybe so, but the first truly successful personal computer for professional use was the Apple II. Among other things, it spawned the concept of the spreadsheet program. Macintosh, on the other hand, was the mother of graphics and desktop publishing, not to mention the GUI. The key components of Microsoft Office, Excel and Word, were originally Mac-only programs. As were MiniCAD and ArchiCAD. There has not been a single software innovation in the Windows environment. If anything, Microsoft has held back innovation and progress, with of course substantial help from IBM. Without those, we'd be so much more advanced. EDIT And had MS had its way, we'd still be typing on Command Lines of various programs. Just like AutoCAD users still do.
  15. Oh yes: Concept Appropriation, so commonplace in Cults. PC in fact means a Personal Computer.
  16. The (documented) Object Variables are listed in the Additional Resources of VS Reference. There's no such thing as an ObjectAttributeReal. Get/SetBBox should work in your particular case.
  17. We all know NNA's offical party line is "Buy a Mac" and their official policy is not to help people specify their PC's. Here I have to make an exception to my ?Ignore Brudgers? -rule. I happen to know several VW-distributors, resellers and consultants, some even personally, many others virtually, in various countries. Some 90% of their ?free? support is wasted on Windows. Not how VW works in Windows, but Windows in general. How do I print. How do I save files. How this, how that. I'll leave it to you to decide whether only complete idiots buy Windows or whether Windows is an inferior OS.
  18. While I sincerely wish that no other country goes to the ridiculous extremes and with that speed Finland has done, I believe that the BIM (modeling) -concept is the best thing after the Paraline that has happened to architects. The tools are still in the making, but unlike with the introduction of CAD (drafting), the productivity (=profitability) has increased. In my (fantasy) world, profitability translates to better designs and better buildings. With proper BIM-tools, the time needed for the preparation of drawings and schedules goes down easily by 40% in average; in repetitive work even more. At least for the (short) time being there may even be an opportunity to higher fees for BIM. Please do not judge the concept on the basis of NNA's pathetically useless tools. Forgive them, because they do not know what they are do. (They can't even design a project to be used for IFC-certification? I wish they had at least one architect on staff?)
  19. VW of course knows when a cylinder (or anything 3D: all extrusions are created the same way, so VW does not know if one is a cylinder) is rotated and if, whether in 90? angles. However, behaviour based on viewing angle & projection sounds somewhat difficult to implement in a sensible, easy and error-free way. What happens to VP dimensions if the view is changed? (Actually some peculiarities of 3D-objects and their editing are caused by the mentioned ?knowing?: the object's actual geometry is stored in the original location and it is shown using a transformation matrix ? or whatever it is called ? which calculates the current position and rotation.) I'm not against the suggestion, on the contrary, but there are certain complexities.
  20. Yes, I know what you mean, but my comment was related to something like this: (Image replaced with a more telling one.) (And now fixed?)
  21. I've reported (as requested) directly to Biplab Sarkar & cc:d to Vladislav Stanev: my testing concentrated on custom IFC-compatible plug-ins with VS. (You know: those that, according to your bugsubmit system, are not supported? Pretty much all feedback I've ever received?)
  22. Non-circular cross-sections have a tendency to behave very oddly. I abandoned the ? commissioned, by a major engineering firm ? development of a tunnel tool for this reason.
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