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  1. Hi, IFC generally does not support colors or materials yet. I don't know how it is in Tekla BIMsight but in Solibri there is an automatic color set that is applied to ifc entities. You can set up your own though, that is apllied to the model. Maybe something similar is possible in BIM sight. In Solibri is you right click on your model, you can choose the color set. Hope that helps!
  2. The new live data visualization on the design layer is a very handy feature and has been long overdue. Nevertheless new feature immeditaly ask for improvements ūüėČ We would like to have the possibility to visualize components of walls and slabs. It would be very helpful because that way we could limit our use of classes drastically. ATM we have a class for exterior walls and interior walls, these are broken up into load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls. I think this is unnecessary because this information is already part of the wall and slabs used. Plus, not all the components of a wall/slab are loadbearing. The data visualization tool "as is" only colors the whole wall/slab, even though we have the option to assign load-bearing, insulation, covering etc. to each component.
  3. We have this issue crop up as well. We couldn't find a solution so far. For some unknown reason the .lck-files are disappearing on our server and than this warning pops up. Interestingly enough is that if this happens it's also not possible to generate a proper backup-file. I suspect permission issues. We work directly on the server but have the backup locally. We work with High Sierra and connect to our windows server via afp (emulated by acronis connect). We had to resort to that because we had issues with smb in the past and our server admin is reluctant to give it a try now. Maybe you have a similar setup and this information helps narrowing There is also another thread regarding this issue: But so far no one from VW Inc. chimed in with a solution or assistance. Our local distrubtor is also not able to help here so far.
  4. I'd like to add also the space tool bucket. Three different buckets and three different behaviours.
  5. Hi, to my knowledge at the moment, it's only possible to have a legend showing the colors automaticly on the sheet layer, but not in combination with a colored symbol. Maybe a wish for 2021?
  6. Hi, so far we are quite happy with this new tool. One thing we would wish for though is the possibilty to pull informationen from multiple objects into one data tag. Example: We always write next to our apartments the total square meter of the whole apartment. So far we do it manually, or sometimes with a mariontte object. Both so far not ideal. Would be nice to select multiple rooms and have the data tag pull the square meter and maybe the apartment number, or any other field for that matter. Edit: The data of the data tag should be visible in the OIP. Add the moment you have to double-click a data tag to be able to change the data. Why is it not available in the OIP, where i can add data for all other PIOs. Than I could as well select multiple tags and change the data in the OIP for all of them at once.
  7. Hi folks, can anyone tell me what the most influential factors are regarding file referencing. I have to files the source and the target on our server. The source file is roughly 450 MB big and opens in Vectorworks 2019 in 15 sec. This file is refernced into the target file. If I update now the source in my target file it takes 7:40 min to update this file. That is beyond acceptable. The path is set to relativ. The Checkbox at Copy/Cache he refrenced file is not set, even though in my test it didn't matter much if it was checked or not. The global setting is for referenced viewports. Am I missing something? What are the key factors for fast updating of referenced files bedisdes the file size? Thanks!
  8. We had a similar issue a while ago. We also couldn't find a solution.
  9. My top 10 in no particular order: - Better Windows/Doors ( In my opinion it should be one tool, becaus they are both openings in Walls/Roofs) - Better technical openings, spanning multiple stories and elements - Better Beam/Column tool, capable of interacting with walls and slabs - Improved wall intersections - Styles for Viewports (as mentioned by @Tom Klaber - Clash detection in VW for geometry - Massively improved stair tool - Better Facade tool than the existing one - Consistent UI for all tools and commands - Total rework of records and worksheets
  10. There already exists a similar Marionette network for that. Maybe that could be adjusted for 3D. Haven't tried that yet.
  11. Hi, did you try holding the "alt"-key when you click on advanced options? I get some more options that way.
  12. I keep my excitement on the backburner for now. While I don't doubt the sincererity of the enigineers here. This teaser is really a "teaser". It's not showing how long it takes for the models to load to begin with and how fast the switching happens from 2D-Plan to 3D. That's where we experience a lot of friction. Especially now that we also have data visualisation in the design layer, I am more than suspicious about the promises of improved speed.
  13. What's peculiar is also, that the nodes inside the object disappear, except the wrappers.
  14. Other Marionette Objects. I have one that is summarising the floor area of apartments and it shows the same strange behavior. And it's super annyoing, that every time I have to change something in the object, it rotates the plan.
  15. Hi Marissa, thanks for the reply. Here is the file. Still can't figure out what's happening. Especially because it happens with other objects too. IssuesRotatingObjectNode.vwx


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