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  1. From looking at your screen I would think the VWX truss lacing is made with a curve split in many parts, while you have a continous curve. It could also be the weight of your nurbs points make it look so rounded.
  2. I'm looking for some designers to test our new "Provision for voids" manager to provide feedback. You can reply here, by pm or by mail if interested. This video is a small teaser what it's about, there is however more to discover. Create voids (clash intersections) based on predefined sets of your choice (any object, including IFC entities). The idea is that once the Voids are created, they can be managed and used throughout the whole design process as a communication tool. These voids will automatically manage the required holes in walls and slabs. We are working on import/export functionality which enables collaboration beyond the scope of a document.
  3. I'm working on the ability of drag and drop accessories on MEP networks. Accessories will be a combination of a symbol and the required connectors for it to connect to the MEP network. There is already a basic dragging implementation where you can stretch parts of a network, but not in all situations. It will be improved though. When right clicking a segment you can set it's slope, also when drawing new segments. It could be it's not the complete solution you are after. You can also draw from invert, bottom or top as centerline.
  4. I find that the best method. This is also the way we create our pipes/ducts. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHELdSR75tA) On the OIP you can select a material, sizes and a shape to create any circle, rectangle or oval profile including thickness based on the material sizes (hollow).
  5. It depends if your symbol is supposed to by hybrid, 2D or 3D. If you only have 3D content you should place the text in the 3D container as well, otherwise the symbol becomes hybrid and your text is the 2D part. You can play around with it a bit. You do not need to copy the text from one container to another if you placed it wrong, if you just modify the layer plane or whatever it's called it's moved automatically.
  6. Edit the symbol definition. When you are in the 2D container of it, just attach any record and set the appropriate data.
  7. I could be wrong, but did you attach those record to the symbol definition or a symbol instance ? I believe the instance is exported, thus any record attached to an instance is ignored.
  8. Ok you've made clear you need this feature. Since for you this is a regression, and it usually takes some time for this to be fixed (IF), I suggest you set up some custom selection scripts. You will have some variations but these can replace your old way of selecting the object records you need to edit.
  9. I could give some examples, but I'm not here to advertise other software nor should we start such a discussion While it is possible with Vectorworks, it's not easy to say the least. I don't think the instructions are hard, but the method is, certainly for people with less computer skills. I spend a lot of time in getting an ODBC connection work once and have not touched it since. It could be easier now, I can't tell. That being said, Don. Give it a go, you will find several resources on the web or on this forum to get you started. People will help you if you end up stuck. It will cost you some time, but will save you much more in the end. Vectorscript or Python might be scary at first, but your investment of time will be earned back big time. If that is not your thing, let someone else code it for you. That is what I like about this software, you can make it your own.
  10. I have added such functionality to our next release. It comes as a custom Vectorscript function to move the active selection to another layer. You can pass a layerhandle into the function or NIL in which case it launches a select dialog. You can also turn this into a menu command and bind it to a key.
  11. Yes this is very annoying. Reminder to self to create a script for it.
  12. You should create selection sets. Remember that with the custom selection tool, you can save your custom selection as a script. From then on, you can just doubleclick it and it will select all objects with that specific criteria. I would also suggest one record for the same object type, this will make it much easier for you. You could just add one additional parameter that sets the "choice" instead of using different records for each "choice". Last but not least, automating the attachment of that record would also be a huge improvement. You wouldn't need to worry about objects not having it. It can be done with one of my custom tools available from 2018:
  13. Well this is how it is supposed to work and allows you to have symbols with different information based on a common type. Like Pat suggested, it's fairly easy to write a script to handle this. If you make it generic, it can handle any record / field type instantly and overwrite the changes to all symbols already placed in the drawing, regardless of the size of the record(s).
  14. Hi Samuel A symbol definition is a unique object which defines the default settings when you insert a symbol. If you modify the geometry of the definition, all placed symbols will update. If you modify records of the definition, existing symbols will not be updated. If you modify a symbol record field in the drawing by any way, only that instance is modified, not the definition.
  15. Well I don't think you can use VS to connect to an external SQL server. You probably can with python or c++. Besides that, from what you describe getting the information you need should be fairly simple for both options, without the need of worksheets. If automating the SQL injection would be too much, you could at least streamline your export to match the structure you require, even with plain vectorscript.