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  1. Thank you @markdd. I was having snapping problems, and couldn't for the life in me figure out what the heck I had hit to make my lines only snap to 30 and 45 degree angles.
  2. While I appreciate the perspective of the folks above, I also think that the some of the whiz-bang features are pretty useful. For example, Graphic Legends have really helped my project documentation. I use them to generate partition types, door types, and window schedules. Sure, there were some bugs along the way. But the bugs get worked out. It often takes a few Service Packs or releases. There are also features that don't seem interesting at launch but become much more valuable over time. Data Visualization comes to mind in that regard. I use the tool regularly, but it took me four or five years to really figure out how it might benefit me. With some tools, the present-day implementation remains a bit kludgy. (The Space and Stair Tools certainly need some help still.) That said, I prefer working with software that innovates. Using a tool that gets stuck in time has it's own set of problems, because eventually that software stops being useful (Sketchup comes to mind in that regard...) VW is unusual in that it markets itself as interdisciplinary software. This has drawbacks and benefits. The BIM tools are not as robust as ArchiCAD or Revit. However, the software does many things, albeit much more generally. The 3D Modeling, Visualization, lighting, and landscape work together in one package, but certainly not all perfectly. The quirks and flexibility allow me to use the software to explore ideas, solve problems, and communicate these solutions to others.
  3. I developed a data visualization that shows the callouts (in blue) that are associated with a database. It is useful to help me see which notes are "live". Is there any way I can further refine this set to visualize which specific database is being referenced? I know I can use the Reconcile Notes command, but the interface is clunky (at best).
  4. The "Energy Area" parameter does indeed allow adjustment of unit precision. What exactly does that measure? "Room Dimensions" does not, which is also one I would also like to adjust.
  5. @BartHays In my file/setup, the Units and Precision settings are grayed out, so I never thought they could be changed. I wonder how the data tags are differently configured.
  6. Thank you! I was looking for a setting in the Windoor Object. Right click editing the 2d Component says the 2d component is generated by the plugin, but maybe it is generated under the hood somewhere. I can at least force the 2d to look like the 3d, provided I don't change the unit sizes.
  7. Is there a way to adjust the plan spacing of the Windoor glass block window, so that it matches the 3d settings? It drives me crazy that the plan units don't match the 3d units. I can't seem to figure out how to adjust. windoor glass block.vwx
  8. Unfortunately the units for the Space Tool settings are governed by the VW Document Settings - Units preferences. That means that if you set the rounding precision to the nearest inch, the model will show the same unit preferences in the Object Info Palette. This creates accuracy issues when modeling.
  9. I would use the custom selection tool, and select object by type, (which would be walls). But maybe there is a reason not to do it this way?
  10. It would be interesting to know what's parametric, and what is not in this model. Or is everything modeled...
  11. That said... We have gone a couple of Tuesdays in August without a teaser...
  12. Thanks @Tom W.. I don't think that solves my problem. The timber sill settings in VW and Windoor create some sort of wall element under the window frame (highlighted in pink). The product details in my first post are for a fairly basic Marvin fiberglass window; they show a sloped bottom frame. This provides space for a screen, and maintains a consistent profile. See product images below.
  13. How would folks use the parametric Window/Windoor tools to make a fairly typical double hung window configuration like this? I would like to slope the sill. I can't figure out how to do this in either Windoor or the VW Window tool. Also is there any way to control the offset of the meeting rails?
  14. Just an update/clarification. I don't see this as a problem, but it is something to be aware of. With 2023 SP-6, if you replace one wall with another wall definition, it will delete the annotations in the associated cell. For example, in the screenshot below, I deleted the E2 wall and replaced it with a newly defined E3 wall type. All the annotations in that cell disappeared when I refreshed the graphic legend. The other graphic legend cells were not affected. On the other hand doing something minor to the wall type does not cause the cell to reset. Changing the UL value from V348 to U348, did not cause the annotations to disappear. Editing the thickness of a R3 wall component also did not cause the annotations to disappear. Which is great. It is still a good practice, to maintain a seed file with your annotations. This is not that difficult to do since, walls are often reused from project to project.
  15. Here are a few files translated from the Sketchup 3d warehouse. While not perfect, they are a little more realistic. You could make them into symbols to get better plan representation. SKP Boulders.vwx SKP Boulders 2.vwx SKP Boulders 3.vwx
  16. It would be good if somebody would share a file or two of some better boulders. Something "broken up" would be awesome. Or something scanned / modeled from real life. If I had had the time, I would have scanned the rocks below... VW Resource Library Boulder 11 and 9, for example, have modeling/mesh problems that probably should be fixed. The remainder look lumpy and somewhat peculiar to my eyes. I am not a landscape designer, so I will defer to the experts on this one.
  17. I haven't thoroughly tested my file, but 2023 SP-6 Seems to have fixed many of my issues with disappearing Graphic Legend annotations. Thank you VW Team for making this a priority. Will keep exploring the functionality and let you know if I see anything.
  18. Thanks Tom. In the time since I posted, I concluded that it was probably easier not to insert skylights into a roof. And cut out the holes manually. Maybe a new version will improve the tools.
  19. Does anybody have a good trick to move skylights in a roof? I came across a video which seems to imply that skylights are easily moved in a roof face. However, whenever I click on an inserted skylight the whole roof moves as one element. The only way I can move a skylight is using the edit roof element dialogue box, which is difficult/counterintuitive.
  20. I am still having difficulties with the gap. Settings are as follows. File attached. test .vwx
  21. They were able to replicate the problems in the test files we sent. And I think they are working on a fix.
  22. It's been over three years since this wishlist item was posted. Is there another way to exclude ( aka "not draw") objects that are not part of a data visualization? In the plan image below, I would like the gray items which are not part of a certain railing assembly, to go away. There must be another way to define this.... '
  23. It's pretty easy to replicate this problem. 1. Full Graphic Legend with Annotations. 2. I edit the style. 3. Adding a rectangle to the Cell Layout does not affect the annotations. 4. However changing/editing the label does. In this instance I wanted to add a title field accessing the acoustic rating of the wall assembly. Et voilà!! Annotations magically disappear!
  24. I have a really annoying 3/8" gap between the wall and the edge of the window trim in Windoor. I thought that setting "Offset (3)" to zero would work. But nothing in this group of settings actually eliminates this gap. Is there another setting somewhere else?
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