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    Subdivision - 2019 movie reproducing

    The object I want to model is less 'mirrored' then it seems, so I would like to do it without mirroring. Bridging the object works, only it seems that the bridges flips over to the other corner in this case so you get this strange cross you see in the screen cap above.
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    Subdivision - 2019 movie reproducing

    Okay so I found a way to do it by composing the two subdivision object (1: select objects 2: modify menu 3: compose command) Now I run in to this problem when bridging the gaps: Is there a easy way to solve this?
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    Subdivision - 2019 movie reproducing

    I was wondering the same. Is it possible to bridge the two separate subdivision object in the attached print screen? The file is attached. combine.vwx
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    Until Next Time

    Jim thanks for all your help and honesty on this forum! I hope your colleagues did something special today for you 🙂 Wish you all the best for you and your family!
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    3d powerpack unfold surface tool

    The unfold command works with nurbs surfaces. Select a nurbs surface and use this commmand to unfold it. The command only works on single curved surfaces. Does that help?
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    Sometimes the command 'sits' under the 2d command when you click on it. Otherwise you can add to your worksspace. I use it regularly
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    Folding sheet metal in spotlight

    Okay here we go 🙂 The best way to do this in my opinion is: Creating the box: 1: create all the faces of the box in planar rectangles or polylines and create the wanted box. 2: use ctrl+alt+k (create surface from curves command) to convert them to 3d nurbs surfaces. You can only do this one-by-one. 3: use ctrl+alt+y (create fillet command) to create the inner diameter of the nurbs surface by selecting two intersecting faces of the box. For this command you should align the normals to the inside of the box. This you do for each individual fold. 4: use shift+g to shell all the created nurbs surfaces to the outer side of the box, for example 3mm. Now you have you box in 3D. Extracting surfaces: 5: If you want the middle line of the metal flat plan the you have to adjust the shell to 1.5mm in this case. 6: use shift+ L to extract all the surfaces and set the preference to 'create planar object'. 7: now you have to unfold curved surfaces with the command 'unfold surfaces' from the 3D power pack in the model menu in the top bar Create flat plan: 8: select all the planar surfaces 9: set your view to top/plan 10: set in the OIP the 'Layer plane' of the selected planar objects to screen and then again to 3d > this put all the planar objects on the same plane and height 11: with all the planar objects selected set the X and Y in the OIP to 0 and 0 > this put all the objects to the centre of the drawing, sometimes they are far away 12: puzzle with al the faces till you get the right flat plan of the box 13: use the command 'add surfaces' from the modify command. 14: tada! you have a flat plan! 🎉🎉🎉 Its allot of steps to do sheet metal, but possible in Vectorworks. Versatile Vectorworks! I designed several tables with this proces, and with the principal 'no screw, no glue' in mind:
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    How to report dimensions of symbols or objects in a worksheet

    Width and Height work perfectly. Length returns 0 if you set the criteria to Symbol unfortunately. VW help says Length is for path based objects, so I thought maybe there is the possibility to use Depth or another formula? Length(criteria): The length of lines, walls, or path-based objects that meet the specified criteria. Examples: ● Database header cell: =Length returns the length for each object in the database ● Spreadsheet cell: =Length(t=line) returns the total length of all line objects in the drawing
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    How to report dimensions of symbols or objects in a worksheet

    I tried this on symbols and it give the width and height for symbols, which is great, but it gives a 0 for the length. Is it possible to get the 'depth' of the symbol in a worksheet?
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    Records that work as a symbol

    This is how I do it know, but I would like to eliminate this step and make it an option in the 'edit symbol option'.
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    Records that work as a symbol

    Thanks for that suggestion. What I ran into doing that: It is very easy to give different symbols by accident the same name/number in the 'data tab' of the 'OIP' and mess up the partlist or bill of materials. When you are working on new project this is not the biggest problem, but after 6 month doing some editing or changes... So that's why I was looking for a way to use the symbol name, because you can`t give them the same name. side question > There is no way of pulling the symbol name in the record format?
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    Records that work as a symbol

    What I want to create is a worksheet with in the first column the symbol name, and in the other columns info from a record format. See attached file and screenshot. In the worksheet I want to be able to change the info of the record format so it goes to all symbols with the same name. I want this to work as well when changing info in the 'data tab' of the 'object info palette' of this symbol. So it should be a 2 way street and send the info to all the symbols. Makes this it a bit clearer? symbol name and record information in a worksheet.vwx
  13. It would be great if we got the option to attach a record to a symbol with the possibilty to distribute the edited information in record to all other symbols with the same name. At the moment the only way to change the information in the record and distribute it to all the symbols is through a worksheet. This is not ideal, because 90% of the time you don't have the worksheet open or ready when you are editing info in the data tab of the OIP
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    Creating Symbols with Drop Down Attributes

    There are several PIO that can do this. You can change the type of the screw the size etc. in the pio. In 2d and 3d as separate modes. I hope there is a pio that suits you. The link is one of them. http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/eng/index.htm?#t=VW2019_Guide%2FDetails1%2FScrews.htm%23TOC_Lag_Screwsbc-1&rhsearch=Details&rhsyns= &rhtocid=_11_0_7_0
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    VW beginner is stuck

    So many ways in VW, forgot about the EAP 👍


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