Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

92 Excellent


About elepp

  • Rank

Personal Information

  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Sadly this still happens with data tags. It's a different project and a different use case. Very frustrating, because we can't reproduce it and this time it's a project file. So we have to account for even more users. 😞
  2. Thanks for clearing that up. Seeing forward to the improvements. For now though it's not usable for us. In our design process we would have to update it too many times. And even if it's only two clicks, in the design process it adds up quickly.
  3. I have to say I am a bit disappointed. We are still missing a viable option for live rendering in Vectorworks on macOS. So far it only exists for Enscape and Lumion. When it was teased in the road maps and presentations, I was under the impression that we would finally get it with SP3. So in the end it's only a nicer export. :(
  4. Yes. That was my experience as well. It's just confusing to get an unrelated error message.
  5. That's bad news. I was also hoping on some improvements. I get an error message for odbc if I am using SQlite. 😤 Very frustating!
  6. elepp

    IFC Export / walls

    Hi. Are these walls by any chance IfcWallStandardCases? IIRC it's part of their standard definition and the clipping of the walls happens inside the BIM programms. Some programms require standard cases, for example Revit. They can then translate them into native walls.
  7. There is also Navisworks, but than you have to buy into the Autodesk Ecosystem or Desite from Thinkproject. Desite is very powerful and capable. But so far all these programms are quite expensive.
  8. Hi, I would like to have more options for Pdf/A Export. It's been years that we are stuck with PDF/A 1b. There is now PDF/A 3 available. The old 1b version creates terrible looking plans. Text gets rasterized and the dpi is limited to 72. We need an update there. We have to rely on third party programms for that for now. Regards!
  9. @Michal Zarzecki @Boh I also only have rudimentry understanding of IFC in Vectorworks. Usually IFC-files should be much smaller than vwx-files. If you need them even smaller you should give ifcziop a try. This file type is very suitable to compressions. Ifcxml tends to make files bigger. A few programms prefer xml over standard ifc, for example programms for quantity take off and cost calculations. Since the introduction of ExportOptions in the Datamanger, these options here are not so useful anymore. The checkboxes here treat all objects the same, but you might want to treat every ifcobject differently. So Walls by components but not slabs. The checkbox for "Quantity Take Off" is used if the recieving software can't calculate quantities from the objects themselves. The Solibri Model Checker is calculating its own quantities. These are just a few things I have picked up over the years. If you have more questions, feel free to ask. Nevertheless I would like to have a comprehensive webinar from Vectorworks regarding the use of IFC. There is always more to learn. Wish you a nice evening from Germany.
  10. @Josh Loy Thank you! I appreciate your responses. I can imagine, that there were some tough choices to be made. As a user we only get to see the final result and having a look behind the curtain is insightful. If you have some concepts to run by us users here, I think, lots of people would be willing to chime in with comments .😉
  11. I have to agree with @Tobias Kern. The orthoganal views should be locked. @Josh Loy A lock symbol would be handy. Especially on an individual window pane basis.
  12. I loved Bluebeam Revu. Sadly it's no longer developed, though you can still buy it, I think. 😞 That was right what we needed. Now we are using PDF Expert and Adobe Reader. I once did some research about PDF Programms, but good ones for Mac are far and few in between. I would give PDF Studio a go. It has some measurement features. https://kbpdfstudio.qoppa.com/precision-pdf-measuring-tools/
  13. Iirc it's just not there yet, but the future versions of IFC should be able to do that. IFC 4 has a modell view definition that is called "design transfer view". It's not yet supported by Vectorworks but it should work in that direction.
  14. As far as I know 'VE' stands for Vectorworks enhancement request. The other should be 'VB' for Vectorworks bug.
  15. We are working on a project at the moment where rhino.inside would be a huge help. We are planning a roof structure with etfe cushions. There are already plenty of resources for grasshopper regarding this. The structural engineer on this project also uses rhino and grasshopper. The whole collaboration on a parametric structure would be much easier that way. We are reaching the limits of what is possible in Vectorworks in terms of 3D-Modeling capabilities. It's very frustrating. 😞


7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114


© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

  • Create New...