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  1. I usually always do the repair option first .-) We´ll keep an eye on that. Today it doesn´t appear. Maybe it was a small variance on the updateserver. But the TVA arranged it .-))
  2. Thanks Conrad. I´ll change the way i add devices .-) I always took or looked up existing or new devices in the device builder and inserted them into my schematics. After setting them up, where they are needed, then i gave the devices specific names... But that´s good to know the other way round that you described! thx!
  3. I recently added an audio/dante adapter with the device builder. But when it´s placed in the drawing it shows another Make and Model... The device that is written in the OIP has been added by my several days ago, but i did not use it... What might have happened or have i done wrong (despite the typo .-)) ...
  4. yes. i always let the libraries be updated. but usually the libraries get updates once or twice a month and not daily .-)
  5. Since the update 2, when i start vectorworks, there is by minimum once a day the message appearing, that the resource manager library is out of date. Also appears on windows machines in our office. Not a big issue, but does anyone else have this behaviour?
  6. Exactly as you described .-) The case was modeled in 2016 and still works down to it´s original shape .-) 250 of them have been printed in the first step and several after they have been damaged. But the ipads survived .-)
  7. The history of modeling in 3D is one of the best options insinde vw (as long as you don´t convert your model into something that does not support the history.-)). I have done several models that have been printed as 3d objects, that completely obtain their history to modify their geometry from the very first steps. I don´t know any other cad solution that provides that feature. But i think you have to differenciate between history base modeling and parametric modeling. Soliworks, Catia are, in my understanding, more parametric based. The same to Rhino in combination with Grasshopper. But these programms need a lot of knowledge to get the best for your final result and what you want to adjust. Several years ago we designed for a german car company some kind of "silver flow" architectural element, that was part of exhibition stands. That was completely done in Grasshopper and tweaked a lot of parameters. More part of a spatial component. And also several years ago, i designed an ipad cover, customized to the exhibition and clients needs, that i still can tweak from it´s basic geometry to the new meassurements compared to actuall ipad model, based on the history based modeling inside vw... attached 2 screenshot of "things" that are modeled with complete history, down to it´s original shape... printed hand that holds a small lcd screen ( luxemburg expo pavillon / dubai) ipad case for a visitor experience in vienna
  8. Hi Joseph, i wrote an email to support with the file attached and a link to the forum post related to the description. Shall i send you the project file in cc?
  9. We finally have begun to use project sharing with one of our projects. Our server is a Synology nas, fresh out of the box for 6 weeks. The project that we started with, is converted from a vwx 2022 version. The project was setup yesterday and in the afternoon the first message appeared, that the metadata size is to large and should be cleaned. The count was 99379 entities. We followed the instructions to clear the metadata and after that 2 users got the message that the working file is no longer valid to work with the project file. We generated new working files and copy-pasted the data from the old working file to the new one. So far. This afternoon the message about the increase of the metadata appeared again! This time the count is 59959 entities. The size of the project file is 150mb. Actually only 3 people are accessing this file. Two have administrative priviliges, the other one is set to project level. Vectorworks version 2024.2 Accessing machines are 2 windows pc´s with win10pro and my mcbook as in the signature. Connection to the server is set to smb only. Anything we might have done wrong or any suggestions why this happens in such short time? screenshots from yesterday screenshot from this afternoon
  10. working for me like always in vw23...
  11. Hm. The BIM related projects that we are involvolved, only rely on IFC data exchange. The BIM coordination is managed by an external company and they are checking all models from all participants. I.e. architects, structural engineers, hvac etc. They use Solibri to align all models and for collision detection and issue management. So i think there are many ways to do the job, but IFC, wether 2.3 or 4, has got defined standards that ensure a clean exchange via different cad solutions.
  12. I would always go the way of an ifc format. Revit is a proprietary format of a single manufacturer, whereas the ifc format is the official format for exchanging bim information. And the import into vectorworks is much faster than a revit file. In addition, a level of detail for geometries can be created within Revit, which cannot be influenced when importing from vectorworks. It can then happen that, for example, connecting elements between ventilation units are only displayed as individual 3d only lines, but a complete geometry is stored within revit.
  13. no, i don´t think so. viz palette does not to seem work better after repairing files. event though they stated it has been fixed with sp2 -.)
  14. I had the same today after updating to sp2 with 2024. I did a repair from the vwx updater and after that it does not seem to appear...
  15. As long as the realtime engines accept ies files and do a correct interpretation - that would be the best. In our office we do a lot with UE for visualization (except me .-)) and they often use ies files (to my advice) and the results are fast and quality vice ok. But if the source program is not able to handle lights correct then, i think, also tw will not represent the correct result...
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