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  1. digitalcarbon

    Cleanliness is universal

    cleaning up a file starts with the proper naming of items & folders... again if this were cloud based i could have someone invited in to be my cleaner...a few hrs a week per project i got that below image from a solid works project...naming is all messed up...its not indexable
  2. digitalcarbon

    Cleanliness is universal

    clean is also the ability to cut an paste a ref symbol from one file to another w/o the symbol losing its ref to the master library.. also..all symbols should default as referenced when you bring them in to a file and only break ref when you choose to do so...
  3. digitalcarbon

    Cleanliness is universal

    the McMaster-Carr web site is a clean, well organized site. OpenBOM is a way to keep your BOM clean
  4. digitalcarbon

    Cleanliness is universal

    it seems that having the ability to keep the file clean is paramount...no matter what you do. construction sites that are clean have less problems etc...its universal https://www.amazon.com/Quality-Maintenance-Defects-Equipment-Management/dp/0915299046 so the decision to revamp the Resource browser a few years ago was a major step in keeping things clean.. So I would like to make the following comment on VW focus: 1. Speed & Stability 2. keep everything clean...clean programing...clean UI...clean ways of working with others, clean, clean. (this would also benefit to #1) 3. make it fun (gaming) 4. then new features every few days i stop and take 30-60min and review the cleanliness of the Resource browser folder structure and the names i give everything...
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    VP Open GL fixed in 2019

    started a new project and could not get my 3d grid lines to show... then found out the following (see image) need to check that box.. so this is what I am finding out...VW has a ton of things that you can do to control the "look" (i'm not complaining) but I forget from one project to the next what is what & I consider myself a power user.. that is why I like Onshape for shop drawings because the guy in the shop only needs a few things as to "look" so its faster at making sheets.... but its terrible for presentations... they seem to work together well...my facilities are all VW and then fabrication drawings Onshape...its like concrete & steel...which one is better? but when you combine them then pow! a small office is unstoppable. so now i'm controlling the entire project except for civil...but i will do a DTM for that (once civil is done) and wow the team...VW is really a universal platform that combines it all. I think they should change the name to something more universal maybe just call it "multiverse"
  6. digitalcarbon

    Library Content Generating Contest!

    just downloaded some content from BimObject and its good but way too much detail...
  7. digitalcarbon

    Library Content Generating Contest!

    this content library is a thing that could really use the material concept...such a PVC etc
  8. digitalcarbon

    Library Content Generating Contest!

    the saddle tee shown took a few hours to make...why? because the sight did not have pdf documentation for that size. so I had to call, then they emailed me drawings keep in mind that I had to study other drawings to get the bell end modeled closely then I model 6 sizes that i use most... this takes a lot of time... then I asked why they do not provide 3d content...obvious...they don't want people messing with their stuff. (but then why does McMaster-Carr have 3d content?) It would seem that an office would be broken into 2 camps...assemblers and content makers I got an email from BimObjects and they want me to be a content creator and learn their stuff..has anyone done this? If we are going to share content then should we not just all chip in and pay to have one of us be the BimObject guru because that system already exists?
  9. digitalcarbon

    cEarth

    ok so I spoke with the people at Cityzenith...they want $20k a year for subscription....so apparently its not really ready for general market...also they still cannot do simple things...yet....I was told that they are working on it....so it sounds like its a start-up with potential.... Another company is Project Atlas (just got bought out by Bluebeam Revu) the have one video on youtube and at the end of the 16min video they show how to place a floor plan on a type of Google earth thing they made and also add in a drone flyover map.... things are starting to gel in the mind... Onshape & openBOM to manage the fabrication components of a project.. then VW is the universal collection/assembly tool for a facility/bldg...(also links to OpenBOM) cEarth would be where these facilities/buildings get referenced to for others to see how it all fits in with the big picture. (civil engineers would terraform right in cEarth and see impact to surrounding infrastructure) so when you got a project you wold work it backwards from above. cEarth for existing data & massings LOD 1 then reference the needed geometry from cEarth to VW for LOD 2,3+ BimObjects to VW for content then Onshape for fabricated content & models to VW all cloud based...
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    Materials

    i would like to have the materials be something that resides in the cloud at VW HQ where we can all work from a single source of truth for the basics then add in our own information locally...then VW can continue to add in items to the basic over time...like a wikipedia type thing
  11. digitalcarbon

    Materials

    sample file: Materials sample.vwx
  12. digitalcarbon

    VP Open GL fixed in 2019

    no, because a hybrid symbol is really a 2d and 3d drawn on top of each other and grouped into a symbol... I am kind of doing with the 2 layers with independent grids.... need to be able to say to a line "you are a line and only show up in plan but when I make a section cut then you also show up as a vertical line in the section"
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    VP Open GL fixed in 2019

    In the file I need to have 2 layers one for a top view grid of 2d lines and another layer with a 3d grid of rectangles ....what we need is the ability to take a line and say make 3d grid...and all it does is show up in sections but on the grid layer it stays a regular 2d line...this way we don't have 2 grid systems one 2d and one 3d...
  14. digitalcarbon

    VP Open GL fixed in 2019

    3d grid lines file (correction they are rectangle in the 3d space & not 3d polys) grid lines 3d.vwx
  15. digitalcarbon

    VP Open GL fixed in 2019

    the ability to have 2d objects floating in space is really really useful...true 3d work is great but we always need a way to reference back to planes and lines in the project...the layout geometry is needed to build it in the field. Very very well done to the VW team

 

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