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  1. ColinW

    Windoor Id tool VW 2019 not working

    The Windoor ID tool is doesn't work for me either in VW2019 The workflow to use the Data Tag tool needs to be a little different to work at the moment, as far as I can tell there doesn't seem to be access to the auto-numbering when placing Data Tags. The way I found that works for now is to place your tags in a viewport as normal then go back to the layer with the Windoor objects on select one/settings in PIO and update using the 'ID numbers on the drawings to match list' button.Windoor_Tag Example 2018_09_28.vwx The positioning seems to have no control but you can select the Tags and then use the appropriate align tool. I've attached a tag style which is probably similar to what you have already tried, you can also edit the schedule type from the data palette with this version.
  2. ColinW

    Windoor Id tool VW 2019 not working

    I’ve not used the I’d tool but I have been using the new tag tool, have you tried setting up a tag tool for Windoor yet, it works well and can be added in viewports
  3. Jim, could you update the knowledgebase VWX and MCD File Format Compatibility matrix, it's a very useful lookup chart.
  4. ColinW

    wall components at openings

    It is possible using the interior and exterior wall detail component settings for windows and doors, they display in 2D but not in 3D. Just set the number of wall compnents to wrap in the Window or Door settings Interior Wall Detail or Exterior Wall Detail panes. If you select the window or door, you will then get control points to adjust the pisition of the compents returned into the frame.
  5. ColinW

    Creating a Site Model from a PDF survey

    Have you tried ungrouping the pdf once imported, if it has the vector data you would be left with editiable 2D lines in 1 group and an image file, giving you the basic geometry to use to add the 3D data. If it's an image based pdf then you're stuck with manually tracing; if you have acces to illistrator you could try their autotrace feature and then import it into VW in a vector format.
  6. ColinW

    Symbol Creation

    The symbol is set to to 'convert to group', it's shown as a blue symbol in the resource browser. If you select the symbol in the resource browser and edit it the 2d and 3D components are visible as appropriate. Select the symbol in the resource browser, using the symbol options, deselect 'convert to group', when you place the symbol it will then display correctly when viewed in either 2d or 3d views Hope this helps.
  7. ColinW

    Quicktime Screen Recordings

    In handbrake try setting the frame rate to constant in the video tab before doing the conversion
  8. ColinW

    Quicktime Screen Recordings

    Like Jim, I've used handbrake for years, really easy and quick to use. If you aren't sure about the check sums and whatnot, just make sure you download only from the handbrake.fr website and only the current version
  9. We use Windoor and it does handle this style of door very nicely. I believe it's not now sold outside of Australia and New Zealand, other than to existing subscribers, if I remember correctly, so it's not an option for most new users. The window and door PIOs are still second best to Windoor for most of our uses; the best features of all three wrapped into a new PIO in VW would be a good start.
  10. This would be really useful, we use this type of door system a lot in residential.
  11. ColinW

    Driving curve tool

    Downloaded this and it works fine in VW2018. Presumably you've already checked the classes it uses are set to visible
  12. ColinW

    BIM Manager Guide to Resource Management

    Thanks, this is a very easy to follow guide, the links in the document don't seem to be active, might be worth checking.
  13. I've been seeing this for some time as well, the only time I wouldn't want them to stay where they were left is if it was reopened on a single monitor setup
  14. ColinW

    Stereo lithography examples?

    I export stl files from VW and import into Meshmixer to check before printing, it's a Mac and Windows app which is free and popular with the 3D printing community for repairing stl files, mixing stls together and modifying them. It's was acquired by Autodesk who seem to be taking it's underlying technology and adding it to fusion360, but it is still free and still one of the go to apps, search youtube for videos showing how to repair stls if you want to find out more about it, I found the Makers Muse Youtube channel very accessible.
  15. ColinW

    Can someone make a short test for me?

    Dom, I opened your file on a MacBook Pro (15" Mid 2010)/Sierra 10.12.5, I could alter the length and width of the PIOs in the Info Pallet and it worked. Double clicked the PIO to view the marionette script and closed again, took about 20 seconds to close, but everything worked. Regards Colin


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