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Everything posted by nicovanderschaaf

  1. not sure if this is what you need but I created a room stamp (just the functionality...no layout) with room name, room area and apartment area...I also added the apartment nr. which is needed in the worksheet (named rooms) for 'summarizing' all the rooms of a certain apartment. In the worksheet you can just type in a value for the apartment area and it will be inserted in all the room stamps... Rooms only_NvdS.vwx
  2. can you provide a VW file with just the space objects?
  3. Hi, I don't fully understand the workflow. What do you mean by roomdatabase? Space object data can be captured by a worksheet directly...you don't need marionette for it. N.
  4. I'm setting up a worksheet retrieving values from space objects. First column contains a number, second column counts certain type of space objects and the third should multiply the value of the 1st and 2nd column...should... ...but it doesn't. I've put the formula =(VALUE(A1)*VALUE(B1) in C1 but it doesn't convert the number in B1 to an actual number (B1 has the formula =COUNT). The result in C3 is the value of A1... Surely I've done something wrong but I can't figure it out what so any help would be appreciated!
  5. I'm completely unfamiliar with Python so Marionette would be better I guess although Marionette has a great impact on the file size of VW document? So from that point of view Python might be better? In any case some help would be appreciated...😀!
  6. Thanks @Marissa Farrell... The command indeed works so for the moment there is a way...For the longer term a command as described would be really nice. Would that be a marionette script as well? Nico
  7. Hi I've created a marionette object that pulls data from a large worksheet (list of objects with specifications) into a new worksheet (one object with specifications). When the large worksheet is updated I 'move' the marionette object so it updates the new worksheet (updated specifications). Basically everything works fine. But I'm wondering if it's possible to create some sort of update button so you don't have to move the object? Preferrably it is a new marionette object that updates all of the newly created worksheets...at this moment I have to move all of the objects manually and since marionette can make things easier... Anyone? Nico
  8. Thanx for replying... In the meanwhile I just figured it out too 😊. The input String cannot directly be connected to the worksheet. A 'select worksheet' node needed to be placed in between...I guess that's because the worksheet is 'outside of the wrapper'? The GetString node isn't needed too...you're right about that... N.
  9. Hi Seems a basic network but somehow I can't get it to work... I'm trying to obtain the content from a certain worksheet cell and put it into a text. I've used some nodes found on this forum ...See files attached. Best, N. GetValue.vwx
  10. Hi! See screenshot for setup... I'm trying to insert data from a worksheet into a new worksheet created by a wrapper using the worksheet nodes. For some reason the Get Cell Value doesn't work. When I link the string to the Set Cell Value it does work so I'm guessing that it has to do with the worksheet being 'outside' of the wrapper...I can't find the solution so any help would be appreciated! Nico
  11. I'd like to predefine a set of door widths in a popup list. The list however results in an integer like 0, 1, 2 etc. representing the number of options. How do I get the actual width of that option in an integer? If option 1 is selected width is 500 If option 2 is selected width is 600 If option 3 is selected width is 700 etc. Any help would be appreciated!
  12. Hi I'm experimenting a bit with Marionette to customize some objects. I'd like to add IFC data to it. I've attached a very simple network. When I wrap the network and convert it to a object node a 'marionette object' is created. The extrude within the marionette object is set to a certain specified IFC entity but not the marionette object itself. So when I IFC export the marionette object no geometry is exported because it's not a IFC entity... Anyone any idea's? IfcEntity.vwx
  13. Hi Matt, Thanks! This trick indeed results in a cleaner exploded viewport. Just what I was looking for! P Rotondo, when you select a section viewport and convert copy it to lines you won't get the dialog (at least I don't) that lets you choose between wireframe/dashed hidden lines/hidden line mode as you get when you select a 3d object on a design layer and convert copy it...that's why I posted this thread, but Matt's solution works...
  14. Hi hopefully someone can help me out with this one... I've drawn a basic schematic 3d model (all objects on class none) on a couple of layers and created a couple of section viewports of this model (great function). The settings of these viewports allow me to merge objects with the same fill so the section part looks nice. But...I use a perspective view for the sections I made and as nice as the section itself looks, the background objects with the same fill don't merge and looks messy. Does anyone now a trick to accomplish this? I've tried to convert copy the viewport to lines but when I do this, it will convert it in wireframe mode (bigg mess)... Any suggestions are appreciated! Nico
  15. Using this method you can draw the roofface as one and use the split tool (L) to divide the roof in several parts... As long as they stay roof faces. unfortunately they don't...
  16. I totally agree! I thought the time was right to switch from 2d drawing to 3d modelling, but by missing these basic tools I'm starting to doubt. Maybe the 3d modelling part is sufficient for drawing preliminary designs. I think the create section viewport on a front view will do then (with additional information in the annotations). I will give it a shot, but hopefully version 2013 will improve on this point. Revit indeed can provide horizontal and vertical sections (even combined) at any level of the model. VW should integrate such functionality as well. Even though I learn a lot by al the answers provided. Thanks a lot!
  17. Using this method you can draw the roofface as one and use the split tool (L) to divide the roof in several parts...
  18. So if I'm right you have to fake it and draw it manually? Doesn't sound like a really intelligent tool...I would have expected a automated way of getting it done? Vertical sections are no problem, but horizontal are...? In my opinion this should be a basic tool. Thanks for the reply anyway! Maybe someone else has another option?
  19. question about generating floor plans.... When I create standard viewports the floor plans of spaces embraced by walls look good. No problem. But I don't know how to display spaces underneath a pitched roofs. In my case I have a very basic house. One story and a pitched roof. So the first floor embraced by walls (kitchen/living room/etc.), but second floor (bedroom/bathroom/etc.) is embraced by the pitched roof. Back in the days I drew a horizontal section 1,5 meter above floor level. The section looked on top of a part of the roof and showed the interior spaces underneath it. I cant figure out how I can display this type of horizontal section when I use walls and roof faces. As soon as I turn the layer on which the roof is drawn on everything underneath it disappears... Can someone help me?
  20. I've posted a thread with the question if something like a roofstyle exists? Walls and slaps can consist of several components, but roofs (as far as I know) can't.... So far it appears it doesn't. But it would be nice if it did in future releases... If it already exists I would like to know where I can find it. Greets, Nico VW2012 - architect
  21. Hi Tui, Thanks for the reply, so when you want to make a more detailed section, you draw the roof more detailed in the annotations? Greets, Nico
  22. I was wondering if it's possible to create something like a 'roof style'. Walls and slabs can consist of different components but roofs (as far as I've figured out) are just solid objects. Could somebody help me on this one? Would be great. Greets, Nico


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