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  1. Found a solution using this symbol ...DOH Still don't understand what the "customise" Truss Properties OIP fucntion does though so any pointers on that most welcome :-)
  2. Doesn't seem to matter what size I put in the Custom Box the Box Corner and associated snap points remain the same i.e. the Naked Cube The red box is the size the corner should be
  3. I have Prolyte Box corners in my the stock, a 289mm cube which conical couples can be attached to form anything from simple L corner to 6 way. https://www.prolyte.com/en/products/aluminium-truss/box-corners/box-30v-0-boxcorner-30v The Conical Couplers measure 75mm and so when assembled in a L corner for example measures 364mm x 364mm The Vectorworks Prolyte Library has the "naked" H30V box I've tried fiddling about in the "customise" settings in the OIP to create a simple L corner with the correct dimensions but cant seem to get it to work at all What am I missing? Thanks
  4. NicoleD Not sure if this is what you mean but I was playing around with this ages ago and wrote this quick explanation to work out quantity, cost and weight of workshop 3D models https://paperclip.rcs.ac.uk/index.php/Worksheets I need to rewrite this for 2019 ūüôā
  5. I was trying a little experiment to explore functionality of Worksheets I have drawn a 3 tread / step using 10 x 18mm sheet components all classed. pic attached (3 risers, 3 treads, 2 sides and a back) (pic1) I wanted to create a demo worksheet which will return surface data and tell me how many sheets of 2440 x 1220 18mm ply I will need I can create a worksheet which returns the SurfaceArea of the 18mm class but obviously that includes both sides and the thickness surface too (pic2) I guess I could divide the returned number by 2 to get a more accurate figure but it's not ideal I can see there is an "ComponentArea" function which states it can "The area (minus any holes) of one side of the components that meet the specified criteria" which seems ideal but it only appears to work on walls , roofs and slab objects Any help / tips appreciated Thanks all Steve
  6. Has anyone else noticed (or reported) that the 1:25 scale is missing when "Create Multiple Viewports" is used? It's there when the single "Create Viewport" is selected. We get around this by changing the scale in the OIP afterwards but it's a wee bit of an unnecessary glitch which would be nice if it could be fixed Steve
  7. Hi Here's a wee glitch that I can repeat every time in Vectorworks 2015 Can others check to see if it's my installation / machine Open a New File Start drawing a rectangle from approx 0,0 Input a large number into the floating toolbar (e.g. 5000mm x 5000mm) On my machine the rectangle will not size correctly IF I zoom out and do the same it works fine, it just seems to be a glitch if the rectangle is much much bigger than the visible Layer Plane Screen. Cheers Steve
  8. Hi all I have a scan of a 3D object in .STL format I can use Meshlab to create a .3DS or .DXF, both of which I can import into Vectorworks 2015 The question is how to then manipulate the resulting model which imports as an incredibly complex mesh or incredibly complex (33000+) tiny polygons Is there any way to turn this object into something which is able to be manipulated with the standard 3D tools? (Deform, Fillet etc) Thanks all Mac
  9. Thanks for that Looks like Stitch and Trim Surfaces works too :-)
  10. Hi I have a complex 3D object made from several 3D solids I want to subtract a simple 3D rectangle from the overall object BUT retain the individual pieces I know I can do this by subtracting each individual component but this seems like multiple identical steps I don't think there is an option to Subtract Solids from multiple shapes in one go but does anyone have any suggestions to a workaround? Cheers
  11. Just tried it and it doesn't count the symbol in the worksheet Function is "Image" Criteria is (for me) Symbol > Contains > (then use wee select symbol tool and you'll see a preview) OK that and add your equals sign and it will display the symbol image in your worksheet Hope that helps :-) Worksheet Example
  12. I use the same workaround as JimW suggests when creating work sheets for my students Just switch away from Vectorworks being the active window by Cmd - Tab to Finder then do the screengrab OK, you wont get the nice blue radio buttons but it works Hopefully this will be fixed in the next version
  13. Hello I'm aware of the Align and Distribute commands and the Duplicate / Move by Points Tool but my question regards to previously drawn objects. For example, If I have 4 different rectrangles representing paintings on an art gallery wall, I know I can align and distribute according to spacing but is there a way to distribute and define, for example, 500mm between paintings? Obviously, the move by points tool works but requires each object to be moved individually. Not too troublesome in this small example but scale up the problem and it'd be a right pain in the Vectorworks. Any help appreciated Cheers
  14. OK, I might be a doughball but I cant get the hyperlink working in 2013 I create the hyperlink on the sheet layer pointing to another detail sheet layer The link works fine in VW2013 I batch convert and choose the two sheet layers But VW2013 throws up an error saying "0 or 1 Hyperlinks successfully exported" Any ideas? Cheers Mac
  15. Just did an experiment In 2012, on same machine, when you release the command key after the Command Shift 4 button combo the displayed shortcuts disappear and the menu reverts back to the image I want to capture On 2013, this does not happen, the keyboard shortcuts remain even after the command key is released Thanks for you help folks Looks like a key combo remap is my solution for now Here's a much better example of why its a problem, this screengrab would be used to explain the Create Resource menu...not very useful https://www.dropbox.com/s/juxqnnc8kl113o7/Screen%20Shot%202012-12-23%20at%2010.35.13.png

 

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