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  1. Hi everyone, recently did an upgrade to my workstation. Ryzen 3950x @ 4.3 ghz (overclocked), 128 gb ram @ 3600 mhz (timing 16), Nvidia rtx 3070 Overall the performance boost for program performance is great, however, when tagging objects in elevation on complex bim models - it still slows down a great deal. Not much a performance boost, and it unfortunately is quite irritating waiting 10 seconds to tag a single object. Tagging all objects ends up tagging every object with the same record @ different orientations and elements beyond the facade, etc... My question - has anyone figured out a way to speed up the process of tagging objects in elevations/sections without massive speed bumbs? As it seems, hardware did very little to improve this performance. Perhaps my settings are off? or workflow is different? **Update - This is mostly occurring on curtainwalls and wall tags on elevations. Windows and doors are attached fairly quickly. Perhaps the amount of similar type objects slows it down? Thanks in advance!
  2. This answer took me 6 months to figure out. Use the hardscape tool and modify the elevations of the edges to the required slope. Use the 3d aligned slab mode and use modifiers for the elevations (via the stake tool). Make sure to uncheck the option - interpolate surface, otherwise the geometry will go crazy.
  3. This answer took me 6 months to figure out. Use the hardscape tool and modify the elevations of the edges to the required slope. Use the 3d aligned slab mode and use modifiers for the elevations (via the stake tool). Make sure to uncheck the option - interpolate surface, otherwise the geometry will go crazy.
  4. Wow! Thank you! Here is a sample GA assembly system catalogue detail Also attached is a sample excel spreadsheet to input the information in the appropriate fields of the components. There are two ways of going about it, using a concat command to summarize description of all components for the description, Wall style name, Wall Type Mark, etc..., or to have manually configured ones. Which ever is easier to build. Fire Resistant Assemblies.xls
  5. I was going to do a comparison between a column or beam schedule and edit it via worksheet. (The beam schedule would only be useful for girders as beams would fall outside grid lines) But its a project that has been put on the backburner for now. Its in idea form for now
  6. Are there any nodes, marionettes or other types of features inside of VW in order to parametrically create wall types from an excel spreadsheet? I.E. you have a series of fields for material thicknesses, descriptions, UL ratings, Marks, etc... that can parametric ally created the wall with all of those elements filled in? Keeping a UL wall type / floor type / Door / Window library I think is becoming very important, and since there are many proprietary as well as generic wall types to choose from based on STC Ratings, UL Ratings, Height limitations, etc... I think it is necessary to create a tools that can easily solve the problem of these libraries parametrically. I know it's longwinded, but, again if it makes sense - > excel - > marionette or script -> Wall style / FloorStyles / Window Style / Door Style
  7. I am trying to create a library of materials from textures and hatches via marionette. Are there any methods of implementing this parametrically using the marionette tool?
  8. I know people are starting to experiment with different databases, remote management, etc... particularly with this pandemic. Any way we can support library references via webdav ? (I.E. if we self-host a nextcloud or owncloud instance?)
  9. Good afternoon, I have a fairly large model and have been trying to share information with consultant engineers. Upon exporting IFC V4, all wall types in the file, particularly the record #IfcWallStandardCase#.#Pset_WallCommon#.#Reference# is deleted from all the walls, and hence all the ID tags. I have repeated this twice on the file, and the bug is consistent.
  10. @zoomer Does it mix the textures somehow using an overlay? And what about general material properties? would this be an advantage to having a single base material for lets say reinforced concrete vs precast concrete? All I am trying to figure out is how is a composite texture advantageous to a single one.
  11. Hi Everyone, this maybe a loaded question, but I thought I should put it out there. 1. Is there a way to create a mass amount of materials via command using a texture / hatch library rather than creating one by one from scratch? 2. Is it possible to create a new material from a context menu item like you would a hatch after scaling or modifying it via the attribute mapping tool? 3. What is the difference between composite and / or simple materials ? 4. is there a way to attach a material so a wall component the same way you can modify its properties without having to change the wall style? (note - This is for using the same wall type, but different wall finish colors. Say Gypsum board - different colored walls, for stucco, metal panels, stone, wood paneling...so on and so forth) 5. Regarding Windows / Doors - same question above. Would something like that every be integrated? **Note - Ive read some of the other posts regarding materials on the forum. I know that it has been noted that the deviation of windows and doors not having materials was for the purposes of calling out quantities of extruded objects, geometry and wall components. This is great, but when you have to render the project, that is when it becomes tedious and cumbersome to set up the 3d model, whether it is exported via collada, obj, 3ds, etc...to sketchup, lumion, enscape, 3ds max, or blender. 6. What is the purpose of adding additional / separate record information via the material properties. Is this for callouts via tag tool? If so, would it work on wall component plan / section details? or would it just work on 2d / 3d geometry ? Hopefully maybe some people can chime in with their experience of the new material tools features or uses here as well! Thanks in advance!
  12. Perhaps I utilized it the wrong way, but I am trying to compute surface area of a curtainwall for each of the components accurately. I created a wall Area schedule (default template) and did two types of walls - a regular wall, and a curtain wall. A regular wall accurately shows surface area of a material (connected or not...which is great for my purposes). Curtainwalls for some reason are notoriously elusive when it comes to computing surface area, and in this case showing area for glass for instance. I am using the =MATERIALSURFACEAREA('Glass Double Glazing Low-E Argon-filled MT') function, have assigned the material to all the components in the curtainwall, but alas, no cigar. Any help? Also, something to note, material surface area computes only on one side of the wall as shown for the masonry! If you have alot of walls, getting the settings right can be tricky! Please note - the material surface area only computes wall surface area on the left pen line, not the right! so if you need to define orientation, that is the way to find out. Thanks in advance!
  13. @ComputerWorks Is there a way to install scipy on VW 2021? Ive tried running in administrator mode, not sure how to install it manually. Looks like a great tool to use, unfortunately unusable in VW 2021. Thanks in advance!
  14. @Gregi Yes, It's in 2021 I'm Attaching the 2020 Version. Extrude By Rails v2020.vwx

 

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