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A. Lorberer

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  1. Here we are as well a European couple, living in Atlantic Canada and running a freelance consuling/drafting business from here. please email lorworks@gmail.com Anna & Arpad
  2. Thanks for the topic Jim, its location helpedme not to forget this oppurtunity. Special thanks to Eric for his encouragement. I sent my application to attend on the forum on the official way to our local distributor, Paxar Studio. They will decide if it is good enough / liked it. If you think I shall send it directly to Nemetschek, please reply and I will do so. Have a happy Haloween! Arpad Lorberer Calgary, Canada
  3. Hello Guys, I was also really happy to see the subdivision tool in the new edition. It seems to me that this tool is quite the opposite of the Surfer and Tecplot scientific visualization software, I regulary use. However in those you need to have your X, Y, Z, T(=time) points first to get beatiful interpolated 3D or 3d+time images. If it would be possible to export the actual mesh point coordinates as well as the corner outer point coordinates to X,Y,Z points worksheet, or ASCI while using this tool it would be great. I agree the previous colleagues, and realy do miss the real numerical part form this tool. This is a design software, so you need to have acces to all coordinate points directly and easily while using subdivison. I understand, that you can set up a prime distance, than divide it according to its precetages, but it is far not enough. I'd like to represent real natural or artifical stuff with the subdivision surfaces, be able to define all final points of the surface in space without any difficulties.
  4. Unfortunately, we experienced the same as Vincent. We just upgraded from 2015 to 2016, using Windows 8.1 op. system, and since than experienced much more problems, approximately one crash in every 3 hours, although just working on residential project files right now. Is it better under Windows 10?
  5. Dear art V, I am glad that I am refreshing :-) I agree that it would be nice to be able to use better GIS tools, and be more compatible with other programs. I used to create digital surface and underground maps using 3D polyogons in Vectorworks, and axported them to DXF, than used a specific program called DXFtoXYZ to create a matrix of XYZ surface topografic points, and used this points to create interpolated surfaces in other programs (Golden Sofware's SURFER, and MODFLOW versions mainly) From my Geoscientist point of view the surfaces created in Vector are just not nice / not natural enough, not suitable to statistical analyses, and their triangulation networks is far too simple. However, instead of all these steps, I would be glad to be able to simply export the stake points to an excel or ascii file (er even be compatible with .srf, geotiff, or esri formats) I worked mainly as a small consulting / design business, and it seems to me that Vector is cheap enough for this segment. Most GIS software and even full extended versions of AutoCAD are rather expensive options for small companies. So if Nemetschek can do improvements and courses designed to attract Geo-engineers, Journeymans, and the increasing number of small renewable energy firms etc. they have some chance to step into this market. Geo-softwares are also an overcrowded software market, I admit, but this is true for the architectural field as well.
  6. Dear Jim, Thanks for your positive comment. I just upgraded to 2016 yesterday, and I am definitely positive regarding the changes. First of all, as a geothermal / heat pump designer with a wife who is professional in both architecture and physics, and worked as a building science technologist we are glad to be able to test Energos. We hope that we will be able to extend our services with it. Point cloud support can also be beneficial, especially in mapping a tunnel, cave or stone query. In most countries, the state tax is payed according to regular geodesic re-mapping of a query, and this tool can hopefully allow Vectorworks market to enter to this market. I also often export to dxf, and dwg, so I am glad for those updates as well. I am not yet sure how will I use Marionet for Geoscience purposes, but will try.
  7. Hi, Blam, why don't you just create a local coordinate system, suiting your location, and define / or ask a specialist to define / key corner points in other systems? I used vector with European local mapping coordinates, and never had problem, even through I regularly exported coordinated files to use in other specific programs.
  8. Hi, I am a senior Geologist / Renewable Energy designer, using Vectorworks since 2002. I would like to connect colleagues interested in the same fields. I noticed the lack of active discussions here about anything but architecture. Even the mechanical engineers are terribly silent here although Vector’s 3D printing features is a definitely an opportunity for them. I admit, that I also met the software through my architect wife, and lately even I use Vectorworks to assist her architectural tasks. However, I do hope that this universal, user-friendly, and remarkably cost-efficient software could and can impress some other earthbound / natural resource user guys like me. It would be a shame if Vectorworks would just remain to be a valued secret of a handful of architects. :crazy: I also hope that some architects, engineers, Landmarks users and all who would welcome to have integrated environmental design in their projects would also join to this discussion to form a future community. I would be glad to find some partners to share our ideas and viewpoints regarding: - Practical Vectorworks visualization methods useful for describing / designing natural phenomenon, resources, or Geotechnical reporting - Teaching / Advertising the software to non-architects - Applying existing scientific visualization methods to this software (If a market can exist or can be created for a Vectorworks tutorial/handbook aimed for Geoscientists, I would be glad to help in writing one. The existing SketchUp methodology created specifically for Geologists is good, but not really useful for design, or even for communicating with engineers. On the other hand, I went through some Vector architectural handbooks and tutorials, which were useful for me, but the attitude and wording is so different that they are just hard to use by most Scientists.) What can I surely share is Experience / Files / Hatches / Ideas in designing: - Water wells, thermal wells, springs, boreholes, and all sorts of Geothermal utilizations / heat pump systems, including their shafts/manholes/tanks, wellheads, valves, etc. - Geotechnical, drainage and environmental/remediation design plan drafting elements/customs - Colorful surface and underground geological maps and sections usually covering several square kilometers with scales varying between 1:200 - 1:500.000 scale (It took some time for my architect wife to be accustomed to use geological scales, probability maps, and the number of possible interpretations resulting from the same geological data. However, believe me, I was also stunned when I first needed to use inches and millimeters
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