Matt Overton

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  1. Could this work similar to the new internal elevation tool? Instead of wall elevations, it would produce a line of tightly cropped window elevations.
  2. 6:00 pm friday I'd like to go home. Trying to upload completed For Construction set to the builder/client/team. Vectorworks keeps stealing focus as it produces the DWG set for all concerned so I can't load pdfs in the webinterface as finder and web browser don't stay on the screen at same time. All I can say is ..... AAAAAAAAAAAAAARARRRARRARARARARARARARAGAAGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH............
  3. It shouldn't even need a caps control. m equals meters M is meaningless in context.
  4. I'm sure there are others but the one I hit the most is... -Publish menu exporting. Vectorworks if pushed the background to run a publish set will bounce the dock icon and keep pulling itself up to the front application. So I then have to wait for the command to finish before you know writing the email to attach the published drawings too. - VAA Revise Issue Print is slightly better although does take out significant amounts of screen space with a window that stays foreground even if the app isn't.
  5. We do large scal wall sections that we then crop down it fit on page. It would be far better to have one section with breaklines handled by the viewport to compress the parts not needed. It it would also be useful to go the other way. Breaklines in viewports to allow them to span sheets.
  6. Yes, there should. Even better if walls generally understood linings verse solid or structural elements. So that a brick wall would just show the brick stopping but a rendered brick wall would know to turn the lining around the end cap.
  7. You can fake flip the model by adjusting Layer stacking in the viewport. This only helps if you break each of your stories in to floor, walls(+spaces) and ceiling at a minimum . As it allows you change stackings and show the slab/structure above below the ceiling. Personnaly we show door swings on RCP's to avoid services clashes and electricians putting the light switch on the wrong side of the door.
  8. I'd say maybe 10% of the roof faces in my models are slopy slabs. Sometimes more like 50%. It would almost be fair say I use more roofs as slabs than slabs as slabs.
  9. Favourites are good for shared resources in an office, but to me, I think the OP might be thinking more about projects specific symbols. Managing a favourites list around that is kind of clunky. Could we even go one further and sort reference vs home symbols into groups based on source?
  10. I think the problem is the curtain wall system shows that the plug-in system just isn't capable of handling complex geometry rich objects without vast improvements. A lot of the newer objects have the same problem. They are just to complex to turf all the calculations and start again.
  11. Especially if it tied in to the cloud services and ran on a touchscreen tablet or computer. Indeed 'VW-lite" almost as a skunkworks project to put as much function as possible each year on modern lightweight Touchscreen hardware. Could be a great way to target both markets where the value isn't there to warrant a full version. Plus have existing customers willing to kick the can a little more to help as better leverage the information we have already generated. I know I'd be interested if I never had to carry a mark up set again. The revenue stream then funds a new core engine that could well be ready when the great (ie. disruptive) transition occurs.
  12. The Attributes Palette is now one of the oldest parts of the program and seriously in need of an overhaul. Newer features have been added over time but none of them ever work in a fluid way. It doesn't work well with palette docking not to mention the odd disconnect between Object Info and attributes.
  13. Like a balustrade or hob?
  14. Stacked viewports are at best a clunky workaround. They clearly fall into the category of easier to get wrong than right. As should be avoidable in day to day production.
  15. The materials resource discussion noted below did get to a pretty good place in terms of features like you are suggesting. Although I think you've hit on two important ones not covered. -Thickness Most of the materials we use come standard sizes. Plasterboard, Plywood, steelmetal, framing members (steel or timber) have fixed off the shelf sizes. Materials that aren't fixed like concrete still have sizes that very common. Having this embedded in the "material" so we can create wall, roof, slabs more easly would be a big bonus. Auto-naming would be useful too to add into the discussion.