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  1. A coda to the comment above.  Vectorworks is so strange sometimes.  I found a workaround...  


    So I discovered that if you decompose a chain dimension it will create a series of individual dimensions. You can then edit the note field of the individual dimensions.  Once complete, compose the dimension and VW creates a chain dimension with notes in certain fields, but not others.


    Who would have ever guessed...





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  2. I am not an interior designer, so I use furniture architecturally. 


    3d furniture in a model gives a general sense of how a room is set up or organized.  It also provides a room with elements that help provide context, scale, and a general idea for the space.  Usually, there is not enough fee in a project to specify the exact make and model.   It also takes a lot of time and effort to fully decorate a space.  Most of the time, the 3d model furniture acts as a placeholder. 


    I tend to seek out furniture that appears well-designed but which is not too specific. That said, it can be challenging to find the right pieces for a project, even generically. 


    If somebody replicated the Design Within Reach catalog, I'd be thrilled.   (Copyright notwithstanding.)


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  3. @Jeff Prince I am assuming that image was generated in Twinmotion?  Is your image Raytraced, or do you use the Mac Version of the software?


    If so, it is interesting to compare Renderings from the two packages. Lumion software rents at $749 USD/Year, which is certainly an investment. One might be able to bake it into the fee structure for certain projects.  Or if there's enough render work to justify.  The quality is superb.


    Twinmotion's quality may be slightly less sharp, but it's pretty darn good.  TM is much more cost-effective, especially when you factor in Vectorwork's promotion a few years ago.  A full version of TM software runs $749 USD (Perpetual) with a $199 upgrade cost if you've ever had a commercial license.  I haven't even upgraded to the better engine.




  4. The link to all six files was in the last link I posted above.  Resending, below.  (You have to scroll up for some reason...)  Also know that there were translated Sketchup rocks with textures in the second link.  I find the embedded textures helpful in Shaded Render Modes. 



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  5. You'd have to post the geometry.  But as long as the roof is planar it can be built with roof faces.  If it is non-planar, then it can't be a roof face.


    It's hard to tell from your screenshot, but it looks there are three planar roof components. 



  6. Yes.  I did.   Bug submit is always a bit of a black hole. 


    I had a few back-and-forth emails with Premium Tech support.  Made a low-quality video documenting the issue.  But I did not hear anything definitive as to whether it would be fixed. 


    Floor objects that cannot be selected once reshaped is not a normal  VW functionality.  But maybe reshaping a parametric object without double-clicking into the shape is a non-standard workflow.

  7. @Tom W. Nobody at VW has given me an official Bug number for this issue.  I am not sure whether it is being worked on, or even if it is considered a bug. As an aside, I am also not using VW2024 for real projects until a few more bugs are fixed.


    @Margaret J You should be able to select the corrupt floor by using the custom selection tool, and deleting it.  From the menu tool bar, select "Tools -- Custom Selection", and then select floors.  If you want to use the floor tool, I would make sure that you convert the shape to a polygon before making a floor.  The floor corruption problem only happens when a rectangle is used to generate the object and the floor is reshaped (without double clicking into the parametric object) using the reshape tool.




    @zoomer Unofficial deprecation (a.k.a developing and abandoning tools) is a terrible software development/management approach.  If VW Development wants to abandon floors, they should make the policy official and put the tool into the Legacy Workspace. 


    BIM novices and others may find Floors simpler/quicker/easier to use in certain instances.  Folks certainly cannot be expected to know the behind-the-scenes history of specific functionalities. 

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  8. If all the layers are at the same scale, and 2d legacy features are disabled is there any explanation as to why VW2024 would show objects in other layers like this?  I am using Update 2.


    For whatever reason, the model no longer displays in shaded render. 


    I will try to go back through backup files...



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