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cberg

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  1. Are there any answers to this question?
  2. It looks like this was submitted as a wish list request in 2014, but it was probably not implemented.
  3. Is there any way to show the slope dimension in fractions instead of decimals?
  4. 10.5 years later.... Is there any way to control dashed hidden line thickness?
  5. If you don't mind, I will send to you directly, because there is client sensitive info in the files. C.
  6. Hi Pat, Thanks for looking at this. The same file backsaved into VW2023 generates a different worksheet result. How is is this possible? Assuming you are correct, entering .33 into my record field should result in 4"; however when I do this, the Record Format Length displays as 3/8".
  7. I was struggling with worksheets this morning, and discovered a VW Worksheet glitch. VW 2024 makes an error when calculating lengths in a worksheet that is generated from a custom record. Document Units in both files are set to Feet and Inches. When I back saved the same file to VW2023 the error went away. In the first spreadsheet (VW2024) , a 4" Base Plate displays as 4'-0" (Not good!) You can see the record format shows the correct length, but the worksheet miscalculates the units. In the second spreadsheet (VW2023) the 4" Base Plate displays as 4" (Correct) Screenshot of the custom Record Format and worksheet at the bottom of page. Some more information about the custom Record Formats
  8. Thank you. The problem also happens when you make Roof Faces. (Rectangles seem to be the culprit).
  9. Thank you for the 67 New Toto Sanitary Fixtures. It makes a big difference getting useful VW Content. 😋
  10. Looks like the VW window tool does this but Windoor does not? Interesting.
  11. Is there a way to create this window in the Window/Windoor tool, or do I need to make a custom symbol? I guess the technical name of this shape is an arched single hung.
  12. Thank you. @M5d and @Tom W.. Interestingly. VW2024 now includes an option for gap below leaf, which did not exist in VW2023. For whatever reason, I can manage Windoor for windows, but I absolutely can't deal with Windoor for doors. Something about that tool is profoundly counterintuitive at times.
  13. Is there a way to set a keyboard command to activate the transform mode? (preferable to toggle). I know that U toggles between the different mode groups. But it would be nice to activate it directly somehow.
  14. It drives me absolutely crazy that VW can't even draw an "X" in rough timber sections. This can't be a difficult feature to add to the framing member object. While we are at it, it is also mind-boggling that the wall framer command resorts to making geometry as 3D Solids instead of something parametric with top and bottom offset controls. Conceptually, framing as an overlay to the wall tool (which can be manipulated separately as needs arise but could be updated/ linked) makes a little more sense than trying to keep everything contained in the wall. To incrementally achieve fully framed walls, VW needs to develop a tool (or set of tools) that accomplishes framing. VW has a horizontal framing member but no vertical framing counterpart, which is inexplicable and tragic. The roadmap mentions "openings" as a new tool that will be developed, but the description is vague. Conceptually, openings could be a critical element in creating a framing vocabulary. (Horizontal members, Vertical Studs/Posts + Openings -- Think of the infinite BIM possibilities...) The mullion tool (which few people probably use) could form the basis for a "to be developed" Stud/Post Tool. The Stud/Post Tool should have a few profile shape options, like LG Metal Studs and 2 x sizes. There should be options for some connections and data regarding fasteners. Most importantly, the tool could integrate top/bottom offsets. Once developed, there should be a way to link the horizontal and vertical framing elements, like in the structural member tool. The problem is that VW is too "plan-focused," and all of this connection needs to happen in a vertical plane. Maybe create a wrapper of some sort to contain all the elements). Just some thoughts with only a half cup of coffee this morning.
  15. Thank you both for the excellent suggestions. @BartHays I would need to go to VW remedial summer school (not a bad idea....) to be able to make something useful with Marionette. @VIRTUALENVIRONS, I will use your excellent model in the meantime. -C
  16. It would be nice to have a Register, Grill, Diffuser Tool. Ideally this tool would work vertically in walls, and horizontally at the ceiling / floor plane. The coding doesn't seem difficult, especially since louvers are baked into the window tool. I am able to make a supply air register using the window tool. Is there a way to make vertical louvers semi-parametrically? Does anybody have any interesting workarounds? It would be good to create a version like this...
  17. It would be good to have this feature. Does anyone have a workaround?
  18. I can't figure out the wall closure options for a custom cabinet inserted into a wall. I would like the symbol to insert into the wall as shown, but in 2d Plan I would like the wall to appear solid. Full Break with/without caps seems to do the trick in 3d. Half break seems to do the trick in 2D. Is there any way to show the rest of the wall returning? Custom Cabinet.vwx
  19. I have restarted VW and VCS, and my computer a few times. Not sure what's going on. But I will explore more when I have more time.
  20. This tool worked for me a few days ago, but recently, I have been getting this message. Not urgent, but curious as to settings. Vectorworks cloud services - Connection is established. I am using the correct version of the software. (13.4.2742)
  21. @VIRTUALENVIRONS Getting the right look/feel (including fixtures) is important for higher-end projects. I don't always care about this in many of my commercial projects, but it's important for residential and restroom-focused commercial work. @Jeff Prince , importing Revit entities is a real pain in the neck and can slow down one's workflow. Revit objects don't come in as solids, even if you select that option. You have to explode the entity, regroup the Revit entities into meshes, then solids... Then try to make decent 2d graphics out of the tessellated meshes. Sketchup objects are easier to work with. . Somebody at VW thought to include Munro Pump Stations, Kleenex boxes, hair gel containers, aluminum awnings, food court bistro signs, and curtains. Including decent plumbing fixtures is not that huge an ask...
  22. Thank you, @VIRTUALENVIRONS. I am always amazed by your modeling skills. While the world of plumbing fixtures doesn't change all that rapidly, we should probably get an update every few years through service select. Looking back through the content releases, the last time we saw new plumbing fixtures added was September 2019. Sinks and toilets are present in almost every architectural job. Vectorworks cannot be the best in BIM without better access to current architectural (not interiors) content. It can't be hard to hire an intern whose only task is to hound companies for content.
  23. I cobbled together something out of the Sottini catalog. But I was thinking along these lines... The handheld shower runs along rails or is fixed. Controllers shift between handheld and overhead showers. At least in the US, we are not allotted much code-mandated real estate to locate the handheld device and controller (above the grab bar)...
  24. Has anybody come across handheld showers for use in accessible shower compartments? I wasn't able to locate anything in the standard VW libraries.
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