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  1. The new material resource is probably the way to go in combination with worksheets. In the past for product design i used it quite allot as can be seen in the attached picture. Then i used symbols and classes to get the right objects in the worksheet. This example is a sofa. But i used ut for the calculation of the weight of chandelier as well. It's good to know if the electric cord wil hold it πŸ™‚
  2. For screws etc it is great. For other parts of the design in my experience as well. With the option 'show other objects while in edit mode' editing is as easy as it would be just an object in the drawing. Its just right mouse click > edit 3d component With the creation of symbols of all the different parts of an (sub) assembly it is fairly easy to create separate design layers where you put each individual symbol on. You can use these design layers for easy for editing (if needed), and they are ideal for setting up sheet layers of each individual part for annotating and dimensioning. The only thing I`m really missing is auto updating dimensions as in Fusion 360 or other more product design focused programs. auto updating dimensions would save allot of time and possible faults. Automatically filling record or worksheets with length height with is not possible, but records for the creation of a Bill of Material can be very handy. This is a fairly simple one: In combination with Data tags and design layer viewports it is even more fun πŸ™‚ And with some simple math you can get weight of your design and can change your design if that is needed based ont that. And if you just want to show and annotate parts and create flat patterns with the bending lines etc. πŸ™‚ : So allot is possible with symbols πŸ™‚
  3. When i did furniture design in VW I made extensive use of symbols. I would highly recommend it. I created a system where symbols < > design layers <> sheet layers correspond with each other. You have to keep your file clean and organized, but it works pretty great. All my parts had a P of product, all subassemblies an SA, and assemblies an A. following with a number. Attaching a record format to the symbols creates the possibility of the creation of Bill of Materials with costs, finish, supplies etc. Now with the new modeling possibilities this workflow is even better. For subtractions you can now use symbols. If you use the hole tool in a symbol you can change every hole in just two steps. Vectorworks will update all subtractions where this symbol is used automaticlly 🎊🎊🎊 Attaci
  4. @The HammaIf you could vote this up with the arrow at the top of this page, that would be great!
  5. Done πŸ™‚ , please vote up πŸ™‚
  6. I would be a big time saver if it was possible to get the names of the object attributes in a data tag. A - The names of the fill styles: solid > color name hatch > hatch name pattern > pattern name and foreground and background color names tile > tile name gradient > gradient name image > image name when the fill style is set by class then then specified name in the class fill style B - The names of the pen styles: solid > color name pattern > pattern name and foreground and background color names line type > name of line type and name of color when the pen style is set by class then then specified name in the class pen style C - The line thickness D -The number of the marker Usercases: part B of this discussion: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/79632-renderworks-textures-in-worksheet-name-of-color-in-a-data-tag/#comment-379286
  7. Hi all, Is it possible to get the color name of a fill in a data tag? Any help appreciated! πŸ™‚
  8. Besides the worksheet: Would you think it would be possible to get the color name (the color name that is available in the color palette) in the in a Data tag? tagging @Wes Gardner as well because he seems a master in data tags πŸ™‚ The way I would like to use it: I have a big project with 10 different types of materials. These 10 materials can have all the colors available in the RAL color coding system. In order to prevent that i have to create all the classes for the 10 materials and the hundreds of different RAL-color I thought of setting the color of the material by the object fill in the attributes tablet. By doing it this way I can prevent the creations of hundreds of classes and can color object every object just the way I want. And if I can use a data tag to get the object fill / color name in a elevation i would be really happy πŸ™‚ 1: Set the color of textures by 'Object Fill': 2: Use the Attributes Pallete to override the standard color with a custom RAL-color 3: get the color name in a elevation with the use of a data tag: Would this be possible?
  9. Hi all, 2 questions: A: I`m wondering if it is possible to get Renderworks textures in an worksheet with an image of the texture. The idea is to create elevations with data tags which refer to a worksheet for the: material, texture, color, ... B: Is it possible to get the name of the chosen color fill in a data tag?
  10. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov Thanks! Yeah i got it by some fiddling around, missed this at first. For anybody with the same question:
  11. Hi all, I`m wondering if it is possible to create a title block with gives you the following for page numbers: page number .... of a total of .... pages. So when there are twelve pages and showing page number one: 1/12 Is this possible?
  12. Very good! For modeling non architecture stuff this is amazing (tables / custom cabinet s / some custom project specific fixtures etc )
  13. So i thought this happend a few weeks ago, but no i double checked and this is freaking amazing! We can model parametric with symbols within solid additions, subtractions etc. I have seen no mention of this feature what so ever, but this is really big! Thank you! @JuanP @Stephan Moenninghoff @Gunther @mjm @hollister design Studio See attached video 20201207_134906.mp4
  14. I would like that, but their is dinner on the table in 40 mins where i will be expected, life choices πŸ˜„
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