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  1. Okay. Slowly coming to terms with VW's logic.
  2. Still not sure why there isn't a toilet in my Furn/Fixtures Tool Set.
  3. I have never seen the middle pane before now. I played with the pane sizing and there it was. All the objects I've looked for are revealed. Getting to know the idiosyncrasies of a new program is interesting.
  4. Working my way through my first real project with VW. Look in my Furn/Fixtures Tool Set for a toilet. None to be found. Okay...this is odd but I can go to the Resource Browser. Do a search for "toilet" with all my libraries turned on and get no toilets but I do get a Kohler toilet seat. I must be missing something painfully obvious but don't know what it is at the moment. Any pointers out there?
  5. I guess it may not be obvious in certain situations. I do timber design and I was hoping that VW would be a good fit for this work. The actual creation of objects is easy which is good. The problem comes in when I want to list a part. If I create a rectangle on the xy axis of say 6" x 8" and then extrude this rectangle to 8' long, I have a post (for my purposes). If I rotate the post to an angle of 15", the x,y,z values in the OIP reflect the bounding space relative to the current view. What I am after is the x,y,z dimensions of the object relative to itself. I thought that if the post was a symbol, then I could get the dimensions of the object relative to it's creation references. Doesn't seem to work but I haven't tried hard yet to resolve this. This is obviously more than just getting the 'length'. In SketchUp, I can get the dimensions of the bounding box of a component which doesn't change when the object is rotated. I was hoping VW would have a similar capability.
  6. This seems like an enormous omission in VW. I can think of any number of times that I need to know the length of an object (not relative to the view) in a simple manner. VW obviously knows the length of an object so why can't we access it in an easy way (like from the OIP)?
  7. I just deleted the beam and recreated it.
  8. "the community speaking up wouldn't hurt." Exactly.
  9. I guess my question is - Why doesn't this appear on Twinmotion's roadmap. 2021 is a way's away.
  10. Submitted my request. Perhaps an email to all members of this forum to submit their request would generate a response.
  11. I do timber frame design on occasion. I would like to generate a part list in VW. If I have a post for instance which is 8"x8" and it is vertical, the Object Info will display the correct dimensions. If I tip the post, the dimensions display the bounds of the post based on the world units. Is there a way to get the dimensions which are displayed in the symbol definition? And is there a way to display the symbol definition dimensions in the Object Info?
  12. I had a funky beam. Sorted out now.
  13. I am working with the structural member tool for the first time. I have two problems - 1) I can't change the beam length by dragging the end. I have used the reshape tool but I never get the angled arrows (that you get at a wall end for instance) to appear. How to do this? 2) My beam is displayed flat. It has the correct dimensions for width and height. ??? I am sure these are simple fixes bit I have spent the last hour trying everything I can think of but to no avail. This is the hard time of learning a new software when the simple things are seemingly hidden.
  14. JuanP, Thanks for your reply. I was excited to take the Hidden Treasures webinar only to find out I was 3 hours too late and now have to wait a month. Your efforts are appreciated. I have subscribed.
  15. Not sure why Vectorworks hasn't sent out an email telling us that they have done this. Not much use if they don't tell us this is available. Thanks to them anyway.

 

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