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  1. Thanks for your reply @Pat Stanford. I wrote an entry in the Enscape forum but got no replies. Anyhow, I managed to find a solution to the issue I'm having. I explain how to solve my issue below if it's of any use to other users: Currently there seems to be a bug when having Enscape controls installed in a Smart Options Display menu (SOD). If you open Vectorworks for the first time and then via your buttons in your SOD click on any Enscape button, the button will activate but only once. Next time you try clicking on any button of Enscape, it's respective interface won't open. Even if you try opening by clicking via the default place that Enscape installs its buttons. The way I found out to solve this issue and be able to continue working with buttons accessed through the SOD or the default place Enscape installs its buttons is to: 1. Open Vectorworks 2. After Vectorworks opens, click any of the Enscape buttons via the default place Enscape installs its buttons and then close the opened window. 3. After step 2, you can open your Enscape interface windows via your SOD buttons and you will be able to continue opening them for all of the remaining Vectorworks session. Do it the other way round... via first clicking buttons of Enscape via the SOD and you will encounter the bug I explained before. Hope this helps anybody who might be having this issue and I hope Vectorworks and Enscape solve this bug soon! ------- note: The default place Enscape installs its buttons is at least in Spanish (the version of VW I currently use) is called Grupos de Herramientas, I guess in English it's called something like Group of Tools or something similar.
  2. I'm having trouble with Enscape buttons displaying the windows they're supposed to open after clicking on them. For example, if I click on the materials or Enscape object library button, nothing happens. This also many times happens via the original tools panel... I think this error started happening after I created a custom toolset that displays my Enscape tools and some other tools via the smart options display. I leave a screenshot so it's easier to understand. Has anyone else have this kind of issue? Has anybody else placed Enscape tools in the smart options display?
  3. I drop this also just in case someone might be interested: https://www.vectorworks.net/support/quality-tested-hardware/faq https://www.vectorworks.net/support/quality-tested-hardware
  4. I'm interested in buying a Lenovo Thinkstation P620 (https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/think-workstations/thinkstation-p-series-towers/ThinkStation-P620/p/33TS3TPP620) Form what I can see on ISV certifications (https://www.thinkworkstations.com/isv-certifications/) is that the card I'm interested in (Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000) is supported.
  5. But it seems that Twinmotion Direct Link will really happen at some point. Listen to Dr. Biplab Sarkar speaking about it in his 2020 Design Summit presentation (min 13:45). Also the fact that Redshift renderer, recently acquired by Maxon is coming to Vectorworks is very exciting. Listen to Dr. Biplab Sarkar at min 13:30. Also check out this article that briefly mentions it: https://gfxspeak.com/2020/05/07/maxon-actually-several/ I'm also very much thinking of saying goodbye to Apple and making the move to Windows. Hardware is just much less expensive and the ability to be able to work with Nvidia RTX graphics cards and AMD's Thread Ripper CPUs just leaves Apple hardware performance very far behind. Just go to Puget Systems and try configuring your custom PC, by paying much less you get much greater performance. I'll wait until the June 22 Developers conference and hopefully a new iMac or iMac Pro comes out and that real time raytracing is in some way brought to the Mac. But neither of that is likely to happen and that's when I shall definitely wave goodbye to Apple. I hoped that today some new graphic cards where to be announced on GTC 2020 but sadly that did not occur but Nvidia's Omniverse development is amazing.
  6. Totally agree, I just requested the live link feature.
  7. This is incredible. I'm learning Unreal Engine at the moment and knowing that these new technologies will come soon in the future keeps me very motivated.
  8. Many thanks for you reply @Pat Stanford. I can find other ways to solve the issue I'm having. Actually it's not really a problem, I just thought there was a quick and easy way. There is absolutely no need for anyone to help me and spend so much time creating the script!
  9. Many thanks for your answer. Now I can stop trying.
  10. I'd like the count values of a database to be shown in a text field. For example, I'd like a text field to show the cell value of row 2.7 and column D from the database.
  11. @Pat Stanford how can one read a value from a database and get that value into a Text field?
  12. Many many thanks @Pat Stanford it works great.
  13. Hi, Establishing criteria for databases is easy: Database header cell: =CompAreaByClass('Class-1') using the previous function and establishing criteria I manage to show results only form a particular layer. What I can't do is the following, I want in a normal worksheet cell to get the area of my components but specify from which layer. I know I have to use this function: Spreadsheet cell: =CompAreaByClass(t=wall,'Class-1') What do I need to add to the function above to specify the search in a particular layer? Thanks in advance, Martín
  14. @markdd@Amorphous - Julian@Pat Stanford@mgries My apologies for replying so late! I've had a busy week.
  15. My pleasure. Glad to see the support this wishlist has raised. I hope we can still get plenty more votes!
  16. @Amorphous - Julian I think this is a very good ideas as of to how the harmony between symbols and record formats could be improved. I'm glad you find this issue important and the examples you give of the trouble this causes in your office are very interesting.
  17. @markdd Yes, I can use the custom selection or magic wand tools for this but as @Amorphous - Julian has explained, it would be much better if there would be an option to make things more automated and therefore less error prone. Also many times one uses symbols in order to represent the exact same geometry or object, it's usually the case that most of the data attached to a symbol is the same for all symbols.
  18. Hi, I think the way that record formats work with symbols doesn't make sense. Or at least there should be a way to link a record to a symbol and that one can choose that the value always stays the same between all symbols (similar to the styles feature first presented with windows and doors). I give an example that illustrates the problem: One places the symbol of a chair in a document, then creates a record that contains price information and attaches the record to a symbol. One is happy and has just created a symbol with a record attached to it. Then one decides to change the price of the chair... One selects the symbol of the chair and changes the price but it only changes the price for that instance. There should be a way to change the price for all symbols that have that record attached. For now, what I prefer doing is attaching the price record to a group (inside the symbol of the chair) that contains all the geometry of the chair inside the chair's symbol. That way when I change the price and the record is changed in all symbols. The issue with this is that one can see the data only when inside the symbol and selecting the group. So once again, symbols should have the option of changing the record attached to them and this changed value should be reflected on all symbols. I'd like to know what people think of enhancing the way records and symbols work this way. So please comment below!!
  19. Add values solved the issue once again. Many thanks.
  20. @Peter Vandewallebut I want to use count as this provides me with the number of items I have of that particular symbol. If I type count into B2 I simply get a 1quantity for all symbols. I want to know the number of symbols I have. Or am I doing something wrong?
  21. Many thanks @Peter Vandewalle, I did what you recommended and my problem was solved. I added the values in D2 and it worked. The result in D2 works either with a formula or with simply placing the same formula as in C2 and adding values as you say. I obviously prefer to go with the same formula as in C2 as it's easier and automated.
  22. @Pat Stanford Many thanks for your help. The formula in B2 is COUNT and the formula in C2 is just reading a number value assigned to a symbol through a record format. I attach a screenshot of the report data. All I want to do is to multiply the number of items (from Count) x $ cost of each item (record format attached to symbols).
  23. @Pat Stanford take a look at my record format, both values are stored as number: (tipo=type, número=number) I also tried your formula but had no success:
  24. @Amorphous - Julian Yes, for sure it should be in the wishlist forum. I'll post it there soon.
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