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  1. Aspect_Design

    Win 10 Tweaks

    Nothing for Linux as far as I know 🤔I sit on the bleachers watching the linux world..occasionally checking out a release
  2. Aspect_Design

    Win 10 Tweaks

    There's a free app in the Microsoft store called quick look that does just that 👍
  3. Aspect_Design

    STRUCTURAL MEMBER BUG(s)

    Bump. @Jim Wilson is there anything official on Structural Tool issues? Great tool on paper but completely unusable... especially in polyline insertion mode
  4. And to make it more confusing in NZ.... my Nulook windows (NZ aluminium window manufacturer) architects manual has all the windows like the left example!
  5. Aspect_Design

    Section / Elevation Settings

    Ohh its such a frustrating and rigid piece of expensive rubbish... Where to begin... Site modelling is practically nonexistant, every thing you model to reuse has to be a 'family' - these have preset parameters of what it can be called and classed as that are fixed (unlike VW classes where you make your own), no window tool (again needs to be a family - and to be useful made parametric - this is HOURS of work), it will say it can't do a certain thing you want it to do and not tell you why - just throws up cryptic error windows, free form modelling is arcane (massing even more so!) and hits PC performance, working in 3d was next to impossible (but I think they've gone some way to making it easier), so many more things...oh and cost😱 Even though VW has its fair share of issues and weird ways of doing things, I love it so much more than Revit or Archicad. Plus this forum - its one of the best I've found for product support, company interaction, sense of community and users voices to improve the product. @Acip79 I stopped using hatches long ago - it was time consuming and fiddly. I build my components with textures with no hatches (i get them from here most off the time) and then create my viewports when I make up the sheet sets. If your computer isn't that powerful, you can do some lower quality renders or use Open GL for background rendering to see what the output like is to save time, then make them higher quality for the set that goes out. I always use hidden line without hatches to give the background render a nice edge.
  6. Aspect_Design

    Section / Elevation Settings

    Around 30 secs for the elevation in the screenshot in my post with a 12 core Threadripper. Sheet layer dpi is set to 200 - I've found it to be the best trade off for file size vs. clarity. Revit does what I generate now on the fly and in live viewports that you could zoom in and would be super crisp - this was my biggest beef when I switched (still is...). This is the main reason I can't consider a Mac, I'd be rendering forever and would not help my coffee intake at all... I do so much of the design in 3D I only ever create elevation viewports when I'm ready to publish the plans - it forced me to be more disciplined with classing and setting up a structure that is quick to turn on/off what you need (especially when clients make changes 😡) in order to do one render pass through my two elevation sheets. The clients seem to like the output - so that's all that matters to me and I can go get a coffee 😁
  7. Aspect_Design

    Section / Elevation Settings

    Here are my elevation go-to settings.. took a long while to get somethign I.m happy with since moving from Revit. These settings pretty much give me what "hidden line" did in Revit.. very confusing initially!
  8. Aspect_Design

    PDF to VW

    If you ungroup the imported (or you can drag and drop) vector based PDF you’ll have all the line work. You’ll find you will have to ungroup it a few times to get there.
  9. Aspect_Design

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    This is perfect I think.....
  10. Ditto for 3dConnexion - can't live without my Spacemouse on the left!
  11. Used and abused the mx570 trackball for years... upgraded to the MX ergo - has a tiltable body and is even more comfy 😁
  12. The data tag has sooo many potential uses that can also clean up areas that are inflexible - like property line dimensions and bearings. Can the current system that places a label dead in the center of the boundary line segment be fully replaced with the data tag? This could allow for multiple units (or other customisations 😀) in the tag and where you have a group of short boundaries, allow for placement off the line with a leader line to the boundary segment so you don’t end up with in an unreadable mess and/or having to hide them (then some council numbskull will declare that every boundary dimension must be shown.... even if it’s totally irrelevant 🙄).
  13. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov that would be absolutely awesome 😁👍
  14. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov - I'm not sure a vwx would be much help as most of how it would work would be behind the scenes. How I would envisage the system to work would need the title block manager to have a revision manager that works holistically with a revamped cloud tool, data tag, title block and sheet list as so: Manager: You set the revision up first (lets call this Revision 'A') before you cloud the changes. Manager: This would need the ability to 'close off' a revision so that the next revision becomes active i.e. rev 'B' and so on.. Cloud Tool: The cloud tool would need to capture the active revision for tagging purposes and placing the correct revision in the title block. When a revision is closed off (lets say 'A') new clouds would be created with revision 'B' data. Clouds would also need to update the title block if placed in the annotation/sheet layer. Data Tag: Scrap the revision tag tool and incorporate this into the data tag - there is tonnes of potential for the new data tag to be a one stop shop for many duties - this would be perfect and reduce the number of tools. With the data tag pulling the revision numbers from the cloud in the design layer/annotation/sheet layer these should be able to be added when the cloud is drawn or added later (Cloud tool/OIP pref?) and should be fully drag able with a leader line attached to the cloud for optimum positioning. Title Blocks: Title blocks reflect the current revision of the sheet pulled from the highest revision cloud present Sheet list: Should include the sheet, title, current revision and date at a minimum, but should be able to list the past revisions that have occurred on each sheet and the corresponding dates. Other folks might have more in depth requirements here... Typical workflow: Open title block manager, go to the revision tab create first revision (A) Cloud changes - automatically adds tags, updates title blocks and sheet lists as you cloud. Close revision of in manager, revision B loaded as active and ready for clouds... At present its: Cloud changes Tag each cloud with revision tag tool Update title block manager for each sheet Make sure the sheet list recalcs and shows the revision. So much room for error and labour intensive...
  15. On the back of this thread revision clouds linked too the revisions in the title block manager would be a great way to streamline the process. This could allow them to be tagged with a data tag making the process less manual and more coordinated = less mistakes/forgotten annotations

 

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