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  1. hi, yes, i wan‘t this so too. more love, for 3d z! the 3d cube in the object info palette is for me the best solution. ... and one more 3d cube in the top right workspace like autocad, or blender has, for the view settings. greetings toby
  2. Hi, besides Vectorworks I am a big Sketchup fan. Some Display Modes that Sketchup have, are very good and i like to have in VW too, because you can check very fast your drawings. The new Display Modes should be controlled via this menu: A1. Color by Axis on/off (see below) … show all lines in the colors of the axis. You can easily check if you have cleanly drawn orthogonal. red = x-axis green = y-axis blue = z-axis black = no x-, or y-, or z-axis If you set a different axis, the colors should react to the new axis. A2. Show Endpoints on/off (see above) … show all endpoint of the geometry. You can easily check how complex a geometry is. A3. Show Transparentmode on/off (see below) … shows the complete drawing transparent With this mode, you can snap the lines behind. A4. Show Hidden Lines on/off (see below) … shows the hidden lines of the complete drawing In this mode, you can snap to the lines behind too. r All modes should be mixed together, as you can see in the screenshots. / / / B. In VW we can draw in a specific direction via pressing the defined shortcut. (in the german version we have the "t"-key for that). This solution is ok and works, but i think the Sketchup solution is way better and faster to manage. In Sketchup the arrow-keys are defined for the drawing directions. you click to start a line/polygon, nurbscurve or whatever, then you press the specific arrow key and then the lines only can be drawn in this direction. arrow up = z-axis (blue) only up and down arrow left = y-axis (green) only forward and backward arrow right = x-axis (red) only right or left the arrow down key is a bit special. the key defines a non x/y/z direction, with the cursor you have to be over a non orthogonal line then press arrow down, now you only can draw in this direction. with the other modes (up, left, right) you don't have to be over a line. Summary: With this new modes, i think we draw faster and can check more easily what we have produced. Cheers from Germany Tobi
  3. hi, i am a little disappointed that my questions have been overlooked so far. greetings toby
  4. hi, 1. adobe updates their cs suite more then one time a year with smaller features. sketchup does it similar vw does a one time cycle update (the old way) do you guys rethink this update behaviour? i think more smaller updates a year could be better, with features that are ready to release. with the one year cycle the devs have more pressure and maybe the features are in a „beta“ state at release. 2. can we get enhanced nurbs functionality? there are lots of cool rhino commands, that would fit well for vw. so please more love for nurbs. copy and paste some commands from rhino. 3. doors, stairs, windows tools should be rewritten from the ground. whats the plan? 4. can we get a more transparent roadmap for the future of vw? some small steps are made, hope for more. 5. can we get more love for the navigation palette? underlaying colors for layers, classes group for layers, parting line (no dummy layer for this) 6. is there a plan to enhance vw with tags for objects? 7. whats the plan with push/pull? can we get p/p for edges, points, surfaces (planar AND non planar) i stop now, otherwise this could be a very long list ...
  5. hi, maybe it is possible with saved views, but i think it is better to store it where it is called
  6. hi mark, greetings. i mean tags for objects (not for classes or layers). i know theres some logic to think about, with a tag system for layers. but i think this could be solved. maybe with a hierarchy for those tags. i know the function to tag classes and/or layers. what i dont like is, that i cannot save the visual state of the classes/layers with those filters
  7. hi andy, yes a updated data visualization would also fit the needs. yes tags is one more layer to manage, but i think more flexible at the end.
  8. hi, no one with some free minute, to check this for me?
  9. Hi Ian, i think we need this, for the navigation palette: - underlaying colors for sorting (classes and layers, design layers) - grouping of layers - enhanced class/layerfilters with option to save visibility (visible, grey, invisible) - tags (IMPORTANT) as separate palette for structuring objects, with option to set tags to: visible, grey, invisible. - archive for unused layers - better visuality for class hierarchy - options for different text sizes (small, mid, big) for 4k monitors - separationlines as object to separate layers (no more dummy layers for that) and for classes too this all is a update worth for me!
  10. Hi, i have to wait until 28th oct. for the german release. can someone check, if data visualization works with vw 2021 in section cuts? greetings tobi
  11. hi Art V, i think the same. the local standards could be a possible reason. but I also think that it should be possible to design a comprehensive basic tool for every standard and local distributor then adds its local standards/needs. A window is a window everywhere. In principle a hole in the wall with various surrounding shells and the window geometry.
  12. yes, seem logic to me. … and tags (with a menu like the classes have) for the structuring of objects 😉
  13. and atm horizontal cuts have a different handling as vertical cuts. you only have the full control to overwrite objects object-wise in horizontal cuts. vertical cuts have limitations in this behaviour. a overwrite by class, works in both cuts. so not only the kind of representation (classes, materials) is important, the kind cuts are been made is important too. all cuts should have the same behaviour. yes and no. the setup for physical attributes is better in materials directly ... and we need tags for objects, to control their visibility independently from classes. with tags, i think we could have a new freedom of control.
  14. yes, more than 100% agree. vw needs much more love for the 3d bim tool. - flexible stacked walls, stacking each shell separately - flexible 3d windows, it seems vw benelux has the best window tool yet take this as reference - flexible 3d doors - flexible structural member tool - flexible 3d stairs (please no ugly triangulated surfaces in 3d) all combined with the new material source, for getting the right masses in tabels and 3d rendering/representation ... in 2022 we trust
  15. hi Marc, thnx for the tips. i never used such cases. i dunno what brings the mbp in vw to the limit sometimes. i noticed that there is often a very high load on „windows server“ (activity monitor). but maybe it has to do with some included copy protection. i hope vw 2021 runs better and 2022 brings apple metal.


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