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  1. Hi, Anybody using VW 2018 project sharing? We have had quite a lot of problems using it. 1. The object base checkout seems not to work properly and we had to be very strict on only using layer checkout. Often we could do changes to objects another person had checked out. 2. One person in committing but the changes are not saved to the project file. The person doing the changes do a commit and it even comes up as a change in the other persons working file, both as an update on the refresh button and in the history of the project sharing menu. But the change is just not there. We had to do a projectile from the person that had done the plan changes and the changes done by the other person on the facades just had to be discharged. This is a very annoying problem. It seems that the connection to the project file is suddenly just lost, or is working half way. Some stuff is committed other things not. We are updating to SP 2 today and hope that these issues will be improved. Any others having the same problem?
  2. Hi, Have made several concrete stairs. (The solid stair seems not to have the same problem) When I export to IFC the landing disappears. U-stair double landing and U-stair singel landing. Anyone with the same issue? Bug? Vectorworks 2018 SP2 Ida
  3. I use open GL and wireframe to have a quick look on how the project is in 3D. The model turns dark when I turn on one of the layesr and turns light again if I turn it off. Is there a setting I am missing? There is a heliodon in the file, but not on any layers turned on. If I turn it on it makes the model light again. Its 2018 SP2. Ida Open GL Open GL with layer that makes it dark Open GL with "dark" and heliodon layer turned on
  4. Hi, The issue was solved by the Norwegian distributer Scott. Thanks Scott! As simpel as a "light" was left on the layer that turned dark and over rides the Open GL render. So no bug Just user fault Zoomer: a) layer is blue because of project sharing. It means I have the layer checked out. It also on Mac. c) its standard open GL quick render that as I understood gives a general light to the whole model Ida
  5. VW 2018 Project sharing

    If you dont use project sharing and just a regular vwx file it works fine And now we hope no more problems with partial committing.
  6. VW 2018 Project sharing

    Have updated to SP2 and we still have problems with changes not being committed properly. Some changes are committed like updating saved views, but adding a new layer are not committed. We have now changed the settings in the working file that was the problem in the project sharing menu on "Settings" to have ticked on "Safe Save" It now seems to work. If others have the same problem this can be the issue. Anybody else using project sharing in 2018? The unstable issue on object based check out seems to continue......
  7. Hi, I am using a section viewport in a layer to use as a backdrop to sketch on facades. I use the "Display hidden line in wireframe" option, when I zoom in the section viewport just disappears. I had to change the Navigation Graphics to "Best performance" in the VW preferences, Display. But this results in every operation taking a couple of seconds, witch makes it very time consuming to draw. The section viewport seems to work better in a sheet, but thought it was better to work on the facades in a layer, so that you are more flexible with scale. Anybody else with this issue? I have a new pretty fast Mac so it should be more than capable to run the program. Ida
  8. Hi, I am using a section viewport in a layer to use as a backdrop to sketch on facades. I use the "Display hidden line in wireframe" option, when I zoom in the section viewport just disappears. I had to change the Navigation Graphics to "Best performance" in the VW preferences, Display. But this results in every operation taking a couple of seconds, witch makes it very time consuming to draw. The section viewport seems to work better in a sheet, but thought it was better to work on the facades in a layer, so that you are more flexible with scale. Anybody else with this issue? I have a new pretty fast Mac so it should be more than capable to run the program. VW2018 SP1 Hope its better in SP2..... Ida
  9. Hi, Does anybody know if its possible to export construction grid lines to IFC? I have made 3d polygon lines and given them an ifc entity and they don't export. I get a message that objects that are not filled does not get exported. I tried to make a filled circle at the end of a grid line, the circle exports fine to IFC but not the line. Also great if it could be a dashed line. Is it possible to export text? I tried to give normal text an ifc entity. And then export it to ifc. Did not work. Everything is on a story. Not easy to find answers for IFC questions, so I am struggling a bit. Kind regards Ida
  10. Hi, We have used the vectorworks tool "seating layout" and "tabels and chairs", when it exports to IFC it makes the file huge. With chairs/tables 150MB without 10MB. Would think that the built in tools that automaticaly has IFC entity should be sutable for exporting, whitout sky rocketing the file size. Improvements on the way? This is with VW2016 Ida
  11. IFC export color

    Hi, The colour on walls you can controll with the "edit wall style" and edit wall attributes. The colour you choose for the fill here will follow the walls into IFC. Class colours (fill) also seem to follow different objects to IFC. Ida
  12. Ceiling grid to IFC

    Hi, Was wondering if anybody have solved the issue of ceiling grid to IFC? At the moment we have modeled the ceiling as an IFC covering/(ceiling) with the slab tool. That basically is just a slab in IFC. Last time I used the ceiling grid tool that also has IFC data it did not export the grid. And you cannot set the thickness on the ceiling grid in VW. The grid is extremely important to placing installations from ventilation and electrical engineers, and making it look good. Checking that everything works in IFC. The engineers are modeling in Revit by the way. Know that this feature is available in Archicad and Revit, something for VW2016? Ida
  13. Ceiling grid to IFC

    Hi Tom, Been very busy so not so active on the forum, hence the late reply. In Norway the open format (.ifc) is really pushed, and here I think vectorworks is getting there. The user interface is much easier than Revit, so if you are using vectorworks and good at it I don't see the reason to change. Revit is not an open file format so to use .ifc and then solibri as the checker and viewer program is the norm here. On our current school 8500m2 school project we are using ifc exchange with revit and its not a problem. I also think in 2017 you can import revit files, so that makes it easier for you. To give your work to so somebody else to draw up in a format that is not open, sounds a bit scary. There are some issues with VW and IFC, but i think you will meet that in every program. In Norway architects work mostly in archicad and revit, but we are currently sticking to Vectorworks. And it's working well on a large complex project at the moment. Hope this was helpful Ida
  14. Ceiling grid to IFC

    Hi, Any news on this? At the moment this is critical and time consuming for us not to be able to do it in the program. CEILING GRID TO IFC IN 2017!!!!!
  15. IFC Question and Answer Thread

    Hi, I am probably not working as complex as you are. But we have had instances were generic solids that are filled (fill is important otherwise it does not export) in symbols have "lost" there IFC tag. I have to retag within the symbol and outside of the symbol. It seem to be a bit unstabel, but generic solids are definatly better than extrudes. Ida
  16. Project Sharing

    Hi, Correct me if im wrong. But if you do save and commit first, then go in to the project sharing menu. You can release one and one layer. Ida
  17. Not for us..... My office is currently using project sharing in large school project. Some of you might have seen our presentation at the Summit in Chicago. The file we are using is getting more and more complex and now we are experiencing quite a lot of difficulties. Was wondering if anybody else are having the same frustrations, or have found solutions? The biggest problems comes when you want to change for example a wall type. That means you have to check out a lot of layers and sheets to be able to do it. We currently have about 160 sheets in the working files are about 700MB. When you then try to commit the file crashes. you lose the changes you have made. Ida
  18. Vectorworks Development

    My perfect stair, in section viewport. :cool:
  19. Door ID

    Hi, I would like to offset text in a swing bi-part door. Is that possible? It only seems to work in 3D. I have entered the text in ID prefix (door type) and ID suffix (door identification number). This was the only way to get it in to IFC and also to use it in worksheets, that are possible to edit. I have entered text maually to show where I want it. This is to mark what leaf of the door is the main one when there are different automatics/fire safety measures for each leaf. Attached a screen shot on how i want it text offset, and a screen shot of possibilities in Revit that would be good to implement in vectorworks! It is very limited what info you can get both in plan 2D and exported to IFC without typing in info in several different places. Ida
  20. Door ID

    That was easy, its just to move it with the blue "center point" of the text.... But no two line solution....
  21. Door ID (Show RO in suffix??)

    Hi Thomas I dont have a solution but a similar problem. See my Door ID post from today. I had to use the prefix/suffix as my solution also to get it to IFC. Ida
  22. Door ID (Show RO in suffix??)

    Hi Thomas I dont have a solution but a similar problem. See my Door ID post from today. I had to use the prefix/suffix as my solution also to get it to IFC. Ida
  23. Ceiling grid to IFC

    Hi all, Just installed SP3 and a bit disappointed that there is no development on the ceiling grid tool. It still exports the same way to IFC without the marking of the ceiling grid like in 3d VW. I really need an easy way to get grid lines of the ceiling to export to IFC. Do anybody have a good solution/ work around for this? What i want is control of the ceiling grid pannels so that we can see the placing of the other consultants fixtures in our ceilingrid when exported to IFC. To model each panel separately is not a solution.... Ida
  24. I have had some slabs tagged as IFC Covering that have a strange behaviour. At first I had some problems with some of the slabs (not all of them) that they show a z height of -135000 and are actually in 0. When i tried to edit them they disappeared, but they where still in the file when i marked all, they just did not show. I had to replace all the slabs that were broken, and it has worked fine. I also tried to change the z height back to 0 but then i got «The geometry of the slab you are editing can not be computed. HIt Yes to delete the slab or No to continue editing.» But then I got the problem with one of the slabs again, this time when i tried to edit it (change the size) the program crashed. Tried again and the same result. Any one with the same problem? Attached a slab that works fine with normal z height and the slab with a strange z height that made the program crash. The slabs are slab styles, but it seems random witch one are broken and not. This has also been sent to our local Vectorworks guy. Ida

 

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