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  1. The file link still works, at least for me? If not let me know.
  2. There is some discussion about a similar issue here, perhaps these are technologically related issues...? https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/70078-data-tags-moving-or-losing-connection/#comment-347987
  3. A couple of things maybe worth trying: -Try publishing to PDF/A and check the DPI setting (max. 200 or 300) in the publish dialog, too. Sometimes exporting to PDF/A alone greatly reduces the file size. -Viewport class overrides can really bloat the PDF file size. Not sure why though. In general, PDF file size is something that really requires attention from the VW programmers. While there are Dropbox etc. to enable downloading of large files, council e-permit systems have a file size limit, usually 25 of 50MB. These files need to be in certain format as well, usually PDF/A. External helper programs like those mentioned above are great, but they may disappear from the web any moment or stop functioning - not an ideal solution. In some other thread there was discussion about VW not flattening the PDF at export, maybe on option for this would help.
  4. Ok thanks, now it's working! Is there a way to round the calculation down to the closest integer? That way I could calculate the loss percentage as well. Eg. the second row from the bottom is as follows currently: Divs in L #datataghelper#.#FullLength# / #ΔX##m_1_0# The meter and .1 accuracy is to get rid of too many decimals. data tag sample.vwx
  5. Unfortunately no effect on the end result...
  6. Helper record is set to "integer"...is this correct?
  7. Thank you. I got it working for a second, then it disappeared and can't get it to work...enclosed is a sample file, in case you'd want to take a look? The definition reads: #ΔX#x#ΔY# circumference #PERIM# area #AREA##sq m_0_1# #datataghelper#.#FullLength# / #ΔX# #datataghelper#.#FullWidth# / #ΔY# What I see data-tag test.vwx
  8. Ok thanks. I do have VSS so I guess it's time to update very soon. I'm designing a facade with fibre-concrete sheets that come in size 1200x3000mm. Ideally, the most economic divisions are therefore eg. 300,400,600 and 300,500, 600,1000 etc. I'm trying to use the data tag as a tool to quickly check and demonstrate to the client if the desired sheet can be economically cut out from a 1200x300 full-size sheet. This has to do with finding the optimal solution when it comes to looks and waste/cutting. "#ΔX# / 3000" kind of works but it returns 0.33 for a 1000mm etc, not so easily demonstrated to a client.
  9. Strange. if I write 3000*#ΔX# - works 3000/#ΔX# -doesn't work
  10. I'm currently trying to do something like this: "#ΔX# / 3000" -this way the division calculation works fine "3000 / #ΔX#" -doesn't work, the characters "3000 /" are just printed and not included in the calculation. How do I divide some number with eg. delta X? Is there a specific syntax that I should use? BTW vesion 2020 SP6 so far.
  11. also strikethrough...it has been requested many times. Very important for an architect's practice...
  12. Might I also mention that the ability of a symbol to inherit class properties has also to do with scheduling and quality control. There are many cases in which the worksheet criteria is set with the help of a particular class, or a custom selection / script criteria. If the class is wrong, the worksheet or the selection will be wrong. Therefore, to be able to easily see if the symbol resides in the correct class, would be great. Sure, data visualization is possible, but not feasible since a building project easily has over 200 classes.
  13. Indeed! The ability to stretch each component to where you want it would be a winner feature.
  14. I've had the same issue with horizontal surface hatches not lining up where the DL changes, no matter what the Z coordinate. Sometimes the hatches recognize the "use world Z coordinate" for a moment, only to lose the sync again after a while.


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