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  1. Bas Vellekoop

    VW beginner is stuck

    So many ways in VW, forgot about the EAP 👍
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    VW beginner is stuck

    As far as i know this is not possible. But would be a great addition to VW if possible
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    VW beginner is stuck

    I tried to convert a extruded circle to a subdivion object and then move the top. But VW can not convert it to a subdivision unfortunately. A: A multiple extrude can do what you ask, but is 'heavy' object in VW. It can slow down your file. B: Otherwise you could: draw te circles (circle tool or shortcut '6') place them on the correct height (ctrl + alt + M) convert them to nurbs curves (ctrl + alt + n) loft them in the first mode (3d modeling toolset) create planar caps (3d power pack) stitch and trim surfaces (3d power pack) C : The deform tool maybe, but i didnt get it to work. I got it too bend, but it did not shear in my quick test. Attached a simple file with some tests multiple extrude.vwx
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    Extrudes shouldn't "remember" rotations

    Please dont remove the history of extrudes. From me this is one of the best features of VW.
  5. Almost everything gets modeled in 3d these days. Associative Dimensioning is only possible with 2d geometry in Vectorworks. Is wish it was possible on 3d geometry as well. The following tools should be able to recognize 3d geometry in models and work associative on sheet layers and design layers: - Unconstrained Linear Dimensioning - Constrained Linear Dimensioning - Dual Dimensioning - Radial Dimensioning - Marking Object Centers - Angular Dimensioning - Arc Length Dimensioning Vectorworks should be able to recognize radial dimensions and curves on shelled nurbs surfaces and perfect round extruded polygons. Attached I have a file I wish VW could dimension associative and would be able to recognize al the different dimensions. Pleas pitch in for enhancements on this wish. Associative Dimensioning.vwx
  6. Bas Vellekoop

    Revit to Vectorworks

    You could create a simple worksheet and make it count al the symbols in your drawing. In this way you easily see of which one there is just one, and of which ones there are more then one. From the worksheet you can select each individual symbol of which there is just one and convert it to a group. The only downside is that you can not select all symbols with just one instances at the same time (as for as i know) So you have to select every symbol and convert it by hand. But maybe someone can create a simple script to convert all single symbols...
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    Texture issues

    When you go to the render tab of the the object info palette you can change the texture of the individual parts. This solves your problem. But I would recommend to create walls with components and for each component a individual class so your can control those through classes. ut i would
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    Texture issues

    @Scott61 Could you share the wall in a file so we can have a look?
  9. Bas Vellekoop

    Help with Chimney

    maybe it is useless but... A : what if you: 1 - create a separate layer for the chimney where you model the whole thing 2 - create your regular layers for your first and second floor without the chimney. 3 - create 2 design layer section viewport of the chimney layer for both floors on the correct heights 4 - put the design layer section viewport in the correct place on the floorplans Another option: B: Something else i noticed is that you can create 3d symbol of the chimney. You can paste the symbol on both layers and adjust the Z value of the symbol so it is at the correct height. On each layer you now can create an auto hybrid of the symbol. If modeled correctly this should show the correct 2d plan. (at first sight there are no problems with coplanar faces in Opengl if both layers are turned on) Both maybe totally useless, but Vectorworks seems to be so close 😂 chimney test.vwx
  10. Bas Vellekoop

    VW 2019 -- BEWARE Upgrade

    This works. At the moment i have no black backgrounds when i render in Opengl. But i had to redo stuff like the location where all my VW autosave files go to. That`s probably for all plugin as well?
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    VW 2019 -- BEWARE Upgrade

    I will check this, in my mind that was the same 🤯
  12. Bas Vellekoop

    VW 2019 -- BEWARE Upgrade

    This one is pretty frustrating. I have the same problem. For me 2 solutions work: - removing the user folder of vw 2019. Vw then automatically makes a new one and this solves the black background problem. You have to put back all you personal settings for your workspace so this can be time consuming. For me personally a no-go, but.it works. - if you set your open gl viewports to a white background instead of none you have relatively quick fix. The viewports then render as crisps as always. Using the similar selection tool lets you select al viewports quickly and edit them quickly. Hope this helps a little bit.
  13. Bas Vellekoop

    So is the 2018 Mac Mini a viable VW machine?

    To my knowledge Vectorworks uses the Graphics Card heavily. A Mac Mini does not have a dedicated card and that is advisable. For me personally a GPU score lower than what i would have now would be a 'no-go'. A better GPU affects your daily interaction allot i think. Have a look at this thread: If I`m correct wireframe is done by the GPU and hidden Line by the CPU
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    Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul

    I used Google images to see what 'carbuncle' means, such a bad idea in hindsight🤮 But learned a new English word today 😂
  15. Bas Vellekoop

    Creating a worksheet for a Bill of Materials

    Great help Pat! The only thing i now have to look out for is that everything has the record attached, otherwise I`m missing parts in the BOM. I`m not finding 'concat' in the edit report dialog box in the section of columns and then searching in the functions? Is this correct?


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