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Samuel Derenboim

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  1. Just curious, I am having major issues exporting a vectorworks 2016 model into 3d. If I go the IFC route, none of the geometry for walls or nurbs exports. If I export to 3ds, the windows are destroyed, and the walls start flying all over the place. Is there a single way to export all geometry and walls from Vectorworks 2016 without major problems???

    Thanks you in advance for any comments !!

  2. Ok, just verified. In 2015 - If i do extract surface to NURBS - you are correct - it doesn't show anything. But my extract surface tool was configured to creating 'planar objects' while my VW 2016 was not. By creating planar objects - it creates a polygon along the surface of the geometry instead of a nurbs surface - which in turn can be hatched. If I do the same in 2016, it does the same exact thing.

    Thank you for your help!

  3. Hm, that's strange.

    I used the same exact process as I did with VW 15.

    Take a regular wall, extract surface - apply tile.

    In VW 15 it works, in VW 16 it does not. I however have not checked if the extracted surface was a nurbs surface or a polygon. I checked that in 16 it is a nurbs surface, but will double check in 15 once more.

    I know VW in 16 also uses new worksheet reference commands, so that could have changed as well. Will give an update tomorrow, for today Im taking on the famous ARE exam ;)

    Thank you!

  4. Is it me, or has the 3d tiles function been eliminated from Vectorworks Architect 2016 without Renderworks? In Vectorworks 2015 (without Renderworks), if I were to extract a surface, I could still apply a 3d tile to it, view the 3d tile in 3d and if i wanted to view it in a viewport, - if i check the view planar objects checkbox.

    In Vectorworks 2016, I can no longer add tiles to a nurbs surface or view it in 3d (if I do not have Renderworks). Is this a bug? or something that was eliminated from the previous version?

    Thank you in advance.

  5. Hello everyone,

    Another problem here with worksheets. In VW 2015 any options that were referenced by worksheets in a database had the possibility of being changed remotely by using the referenced worksheet entry. In other words - say you had a 2 hour rated wall, and wanted to call out all walls of the same type back to 1 hour, you could do so via worksheet database reference. Could anyone please confirm this is not the case anymore in VW 2016? The entries now are just greyed out, and cannot be modified using the worksheets. If so, could this be revised? It was a very useful function. I Just want to make sure it's not me.

    Also, might have mention this in another post, but not sure how to submit a bug report - but the curtain wall problem with the callouts - also is a problem with calling out curtain wall information in the worksheets as well. Just wanted to make sure it could get to Nemetschek properly.

    Last but not least - I have noticed very sluggish behavior when referencing pdf files in sheet layers in VW 2016 that doesn't happen in VW 2015. Also something to look into.

    Thank you in advance!!


  6. Hello everybody,

    For Vectorworks 2016, is it just me, or does the ID label tool not work on typical curtain walls? Before the 1st Service pack, my id label tool didn't work at all, however after the service pack (1) for VW 2016 it works on regular walls but not on curtain walls. This is considering that the Mark id is filled in under the wall style in all cases.

    Could anyone help me out please? Thank in advance!

  7. Hm...for some strange reason it keeps repeating this operation. It works on a section viewport but not a design layer viewport. It only works with convert to lines - and even then it doesn't keep the viewport box size it just simply creates a whole new line drawing of the entire layer that its referencing.

  8. Hey everyone,

    I have used Vectorworks for a while, however i still can't seem to wrap my head around a few Vworks functions. Is there a way to create a design layer viewport and convert it to polygons like the section viewport? The reason why i want to use design layer viewports is that because i don't use 3d capabilities of vectorworks, instead I draw out whole building sections in 2d and just reference the connections or required details via the main section cut through design layer viewports which i then annotate differently. That way if i need to change something all i need to change is one detail section. Now I have a problem - I need to export to autocad and when my design layer viewports export as to dwg the details do not remain, only the main section cut does. Is there a way i would be able to go around this problem?

  9. I have checked almost everywhere on the forums, but either way perhaps this might have been addressed. Is there a way to be able to reference in place drawing files so that if a dwg file is updated - so is that reference in Vectorworks? This could really enhance workflow for standalone users in offices that use autocad but users who want to use vectorworks. Please let me know if this is the case - it would be my biggest motivator to buy it for myself.

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