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Tobias Kern

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  1. Side question: does exist a overview for all possible data tag formulas? for worksheets we got one, but not for data tags! https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/Worksheet_Functions/de Greetings Tobi
  2. Hi, greetings and very interesting thread. Is this data tag possible (i struggle with it). IF((#OSTYLE#='Raum Neu'), SUM#Space#.#Area#, 0) If Objectstyle on active Layer = 'Raum Neu' sum 'Space'.'Area' otherwise show '0' Objectstyle 'Raum Neu' = only space objects Is it possible to sum in data tags or sum if? / / / I got the summed Space Area in a worksheet field. Can i set a link in data tag to this specific worksheet field? how is the data tag formula for linking to workheets? Greetings from Germany Tobi
  3. Hi Pat, greetings and thnx for your reply. The German Distributor wrote me, that my problem is a known bug and will be fixed in the future. … so lets wait and see, when we got the fix. Greetings from Germany Tobi
  4. Hi forum, greetings. Dunno how long this weird behaviour exist in VW 2022 (since SP0, or SP1, or SP2) Problem: If it try to copy 2d-elements from construction-layer x to construction-layer y, the element changes its orientation. On layer x the element is oriented to construction-layer (which is my main setting), after the copy to layer y, the element got "3D" as orientation!? Layer x and layer y have different setting related to base-z-height. Sorry if i don't us the correct translation, i'm from Germany In the German Version the working layers are called construction-layers. Superbad 1 is, that you can't change the orientation of the 2D elements inside a group. You have to ungroup all elements first. Superbad 2 is, if you have lot of subgroups inside the maingroup … … time consuming changes awaits you! Dunno if it is a BUG or Work-as-designed (WAD)! … but this can't be WAD! I guess that this has something to do with some changes are made, related to the object orientation in VW 2022. Now in the document settings we have: "Old 2D" (in German Version) and this setting is deactivated. All tests i made, have no success, if the old settings are on or off, same behaviour. … maybe we got a new setting, which i had overlooked until today. / / / … but maybe it has something to do with my document. Its my personal standard document, i made with VW 2021 and i transferred it to VW 2022. Looking forward to a solution. If its a BUG, maybe a hotfix would be nice, because i think SP3, is not so close to its release date! Greetings from Germany. Tobi
  5. Hi, what i also don't like is the behaviour for 3D working-plane, if you use the automatic mode. It feels ... ... not really, how it should /could be! Sketchup (again as example) is way more stable with drawing in 3D and on other existing geometry. … maybe it is because in SKP you have a 3D-only application. VW is more a hybrid of 2D + 3D. … but i think the journey to full 3D begun with VW 2022. Why? Because they begin to move features like screen-plane orientation into a storeroom! (only my supposition!) … hope we can get a progress for a better snapping to 3D solution. I'm optimistic! / / / What i also noticed, is if you set a custom working-plane in 3d. Sometimes the orientation of the axis is wrong (related to the standard axis on 0,00)! Example: - Draw a wall with the wall tool. - try to set a custom working-plane on one side, and then on the other side. on one side: x an y is correct on the other side: x and y is wrong!? Same with 3D solids ... ... some sides produce wrong axis orientation, you have to correct it manually. … no one needs such a behaviour! Should the axis orientation not be the same in every way? … and why the heck, we can't snapp to the axis 0,00 in 3D? Greetings Tobi
  6. … and big yes to trashcans point. we need anchor points for 3d!
  7. Hi zoom, i like the Sketchup solution for locking the axis. In SKP you can lock axis with the arrow keys. press arrow up locks z-axis, press arrow up again unlock z arrow left locks x-axis, unlocking pressing again arrow right locks y-axis, unlocking pressing again arrow down locks a custom direction (depends on where your cursor is at the moment: on a line, surface, …) This is for me a almost perfect solution for locking. Totally understandable and everywhere available with less mouse movement. The locking is always related to the actual orientation of the current axis. …. as i mentioned before: no reinvention of the wheel is needed. i think this solution would satisfy a lot of people. Greetings Tobi
  8. Hi elepp, greetings. What i have done so far: 1. Made a custom Datastamp (hope this it the right translation) for getting the data of the top of my slabs. I draw two different slabs for each storey (the load bearing ones and the not load bearing ones). 2. Place Datastamp on every important slab in your file. Only one Datastamp for each storey is sufficient. 3. I linked the data of the Datastamps to a worksheet. 4. I have a worksheet which show me the height of my storeys. If i change some storey heights, the worksheet (after reload) shows me the corrected heights. The Datastamp and the worksheet show me the height above VW 0,00 and a custom height related to sealevel. The data of sealevel i have to put in and get later out a custom made database. With this workflow, the only thing i have to do, is a correct placement of my Datastamps. After that i only have to update my worksheet! Greetings from Germany. Tobi
  9. Hi Pat, greetings. Found this thread via fortune. Storey Reporting is so much needed in VW. I can't understand, that this part was not forseen in developing storeys. Storeys must be save some data/information into ifc, or not!? Is it possible to get ifcstorey data out for worksheets What you try to achive with the script is great! I'm looking forward to the first iteration of the script. Greetings from Germany Tobi
  10. Link to Gumball Specs: https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/5/help/en-us/commands/gumball.htm
  11. … yes please more love for 3D! i also want to have the 3D View Cube that AutoCAD has, to manage view. This Cube is close to a perfect UI-design. Totally understandable for a noob who use it the first time! I dunno if Autodesk have a patent for this, but i think a similar design / option must be makable. … and yes a Gumball option like Rhino offers is also much needed! Please! Greetings Tobi
  12. Hi, someone told me with VW 2022 it is possible!? … but with VW 2021 and if you use the new "Materials" you can also get DataVis in sections. Greetings Tobi
  13. Hi Bruce, greetings and thnx for reply. May i ask, which new WS function you use to make the list possible in VW 2022? Greetings Tobi
  14. Hi Bruce, greetings and thnx for sharing your file. I'm interested to investigate but, atm i only can use VW 2021 (until the German release on 20th Oct.) Would you please so kind to upload also a VW 2021 Version? … or does the list include special formulas, which are only available with VW 2022? Greetings and have a nice weekend Tobi
  15. Hi, yes new formulas are always welcome. Hope Vectorworks can implement the most common formulas from Excel. My first wish: Sumif() But first it would be very welcome, if we can directly use the formulas with the data-subfields of a list (x.1, x.2, x.3, ..., hope you know what i mean!?) of an WS. Greetings Tobi
  16. @sbarrett HI Sarah, greetings and thxn for your investigation. Can i get an extra calculation only for the wrappings, separate to the wall-surface/volume? If i have to calculate here in Germany, i need to separate the surface/volume/length of the wrappings, because the cost are there much higher, because of its higher build complexity, as the rest of the wall. So i think, wrappings should have their own formulas! I think it is more useful to have also separate formulas for walls Wall-surface with and without wrappings Wall-volume with and without wrappings Hope the VW-Team, had this in mind, as they develop the wrapping functionality!? If not, please give us such formulas for VW 2023! Formulas for wrapping calculation: - length, width, area, volume, thickness of wrappings, - material of wrappings - separate formulas for top, left, right, bottom wrappings - location of the wrappings: inside or outside e.g. so that i can calculate: - bottom outside wrapping only length - top + left + right inside wrapping as area and so on … Calculations so flexible as possible! … and not only for wrappings, also for the rest of the BIM-tools Greetings Tobi
  17. Hi Bruce, thnx for reporting this. Are there any other new formulas work worksheets in VW 2022? I unfortunately have to wait until end of October for the localized german version? I want to know, if it is possible with VW 2022: - can we calculate length, area, volume for the new wrappings around windows? - can we import text via text-tool into worksheets now? - got we more/newer/better specific formulas for the bim tools (walls, slabs, windows, ....)? - hows it is now: to implement data-tag data to worksheets (better)? Greetings Tobi
  18. … someone mentioned that the new wrappings don't work with WinDoor! … dunno if this is right or not.
  19. Hi Zoom, greetings. I don't mean the Renderworks Renderstyles. I mean the regular predefined styles like "Shaded" (new in VW 2022, as successor to OpenGL), and … … let see this screenshot (german version): These styles are predefined. I want to have a system to define my own styles with settings as i mentioned in the list above.
  20. Hi, @Dave Donley I think the preformatted rendering styles (shaded, hidden lines, ...) a good, but they are restricitve. I think the rendering styles should be much more customizable for us users. Lets say we have the styles VW brings with it + we can set ans save/load our own styles. The own styles should show or hide things in terms of: yes = is permanently shown with this style no = is not shown with this style - shadow yes/no - lines yes/no - hidden lines yes/no - settings for hidden lines (color, thickness, linestyle, ...) - face colors yes/no (no means all ist grey or white) - line color yes/no (no means all is black) - patterns yes/no - materials yes/no - hatchings yes/no - endpoints yes/no (you can easily check the complexitiy of a geometry) - cutline color - transparency yes/no - sketch styles + settings yes/no - line color by axis (all line in z-direction = blue, lines in x-direction = red, ...) you can easily check if you are draw parallel to the current axis. … theres so much more to control with a style system, if we think a little deeper. … such a system is flexible and flexibility is always welcome! I compare VW with Sketchup. In Sketchup i can save my own style and i love this system. Here are some screenshot of (the german version of) Sketchup, to show, how they serve us: If you guy at VW have access to Sketchup: try it out and bring it into discussion! Or look how Rhino operates! We need a overhauled system in VW, please! I think such a system is be worth to invest time and money! This year, i wrote a long and detailed wishlist to this topic to the german distributer Computerworks, hope they send it to you to the US homebase! Greetings Tobi
  21. Hi, sorry i'm not a native english speaker. What does graphic legends mean? Do you mean something like this in tablesheets? Greetings Tobi
  22. Hi, thnx for the new VW 2022. I have to wait until end of october, before we, here in Germany get the new localized version. I have one question, maybe someone could investigate for me. In VW 2022 we got a enhanced wall tool with new wrappings. Got we also formulas (area, length, volume, material, separatable into horizontal an vertical wrappings because often the horizontal wrapping on the bottom inside/outside is made of different material) to calculate the data of the wrappings in tablesheets? I mean, are the wrappings only for a better visual representation, or is it more of a whole bim package? Greeting and thnx in advance! Tobi from Germany
  23. I specially want to know how VW 2022 (native Apple M1) runs under macOS now! Does anybody feel a difference between 2021 with Rosetta and 2022. … for my important because i want to buy a new M1X Macbook later this year. Greetings Tobi
  24. Hi Guys, we here in Germany have to wait usually until end of october for our version of VW 2022. Thnx for sharing with us, your first impressions, i appreciate every mention here. … can't await my first hands-on. Greetings Tobi
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