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  1. Something really strange i haven´t seen before.


    After opening the drawing you can see a set of classes in the list.

    When you try to open the hierarchy by clicking the triangle, the class dissapears from the list.

    When you open the hierarchy from the "master" naming "jn" all classes are shown correct.

    After saving the file and opening it again, the game starts again...


    One of our architects showed that to me on a windows machine. 

    We opened that file on other windows machines and on mac´s and it all behaves the same...

    WIN 10 / VWX22 - SP4

    Macbook Pro OS12.4 / VWX22 - SP4

    Weird and makes us frightened .-)


    See the screenrecording.



  2. all said is right and wrong. just related to the pov of the one who models something that he needs to do.

    just one example from my pov.

    i designed a case for an ipad several years ago. the client asked to produce more of these, but the ipad specs changed during the years.

    as i kept a "Non Generic Solid" version of that case, i am still able to go back in every step, make minor adjustments and come back to merely the same case that the client already knows.

    so far.


    as an example.

    draw a cube, add a chamfer, push pull one face with method one. double click that geometry and you are going back, having an extruded volume and a second (first drawn) chamfered cube which you still are able to edit. either in the dimension for the chamfer or the original 2d shape.

    do exactly the same way with the second method of the pushpulltool and you are stuck.

    the case is - you have not deformed the geometry as if you do a bulge or twist, which i understand, creates a generic solid, ´cause you might be leaving the planar-face-world. but here also - it might be possible to write the history of what you have done somewhere in a record of that geometry...


    the devil is a squirrel (we say that in german when things will never come to an end .-))


    the ipad case .-)


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  3. but keeping their history is one of the main benefits that vectorworks is capable of compared to other software packages.

    i have several detailed models that have a final status and are built or 3d printed as a final product, but i am still able to look into the history of modeling and make small changes.

    that´s perfect.

    if a atool, that is not intended to do as, changes the typology from an editable to an non editable geometry it is a kind of destructive and a bit of worthless in the whole process if you don´t recognize that behauviour...


  4. I haven´t noticed this before, but when i use the Push Pull Tool with the second mode (move face) the result is no longer a Solid Addition or Substraction.

    The result is always a Generic Solid even when working on a simple cube.

    Working with the first mode alsways returns a Solid Addition or Substraction.

    Is that the correct behauviour?

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  5. yes. i did it inside the Data Manager. It´s the first project that our office has to use that BIM IFC thing .-)

    volume works for itself, but area seems to be something that does not calculate the ground surface for extruded geometry.

    but i did that simply also in the data manger by multiplying x and y values.

    not the best if the geometry is not rectangular, but works for the moment.

    Base Quantities is just an IFC entity that transports basic information for elements like area, volume, netto and gross.


  6. hello,


    we are getting into the usage of a custom pset to have our own ifc definitions.

    we are currently working on a new exhibition for a large museum and none of the standard ifc entries fit to the clients needs.

    so i have created a new database and to keep it simple for our teammembers, i created some entries as pop-up menues with predefined namings.

    when i link the database as a custom pset to an ifcproxy i can select the database and the databasefieldnames are visible in the OIP but all pop-up entries do not appear.

    boolean entries in the database appear correct in the OIP...

    tested in vw2021 and vw2022.


    any idea what could cause this?


    thanks for any help.







  7. guess it´s only you.

    i have 2020, 21 and 22 installed and the resources update frequently but not at every start of vw.

    did you try to move one of your folders inside users-library-application support and then restart vw?

    maybe it depends to that or some broken prefs...

    there are also deeper prefs kept in root-library-preferences-vectorworksxxxx.plist

    delete this and try again.

    that solved some issues we had with some other phenomenons.

  8. I have attached a custom database, that uses pop-up entries to define special needs for BIM workflow.

    When i attach the database to an IFCProxy as a custom pset, the pop-up fields do not appear anymore.

    They are normal textfields.

    Something i am doing wrong or a known issue?


    See the screenshots. The first one is the edit window in the database itself.

    The second when it´s selected in the OIP to edit the IFC entries.



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