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  1. I did. And I wish I could upvote it multiple times. So fed up with the current tool. 😭
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    Lookup from worksheets in text objects?

    Alternatively you could create a single worksheet for each apartment with a modified search criteria to only get the area without the individual rooms. Downside is that you have to create a lot of worksheets though.
  3. We also encounter this problem regularly. The only soultion I found so far is to change the criteria manually in the formula bar. It's also the only way to change an "&" criteria into a "|" citeria, or vice versa. Very annoying. With more and more focus on the "I" in BIM, we need to have more flexable and userfriendly ways of sorting and searching our necessary information. My colleagues always look with befuddlement at me when I am explaining theses things.
  4. Hi, we would like the possibility to wrap a text in a vertical orientation inside a worksheet. To achieve a pleasing appearance of our worksheets, we sometimes rotate the text for the headers vertically. At the moment though it's not possible to have that text wrapped. The header row can become quite long in these cases. Thanks!
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    Until Next Time

    Your voice in this forum will be dearly missed! All the best for your next part in life! May the force be with you 😉
  6. Does this work with afp as well, especially when used with acronis files connect? I am no server admin, so my knowledge of these things is a bit shallow 😄
  7. Hi, we have this setup in our office. We changed to it due to problems with smb. But since a while we are facing the same problem as described above. People want to save their file on the server and get a message that the drive is full and cannot be saved there. The culprit is not quite clear, but what happens is that somehow the .lck-files get deleted even when the file is actively open. 😣
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    Worksheet criteria sort wall styles by name

    Ah ok! Thanks for clarification. The Problem is that "Name" is the wrong criteria for wall styles. They only apply to object names (screenshot 1). Walls usually don't have that. But in the criteria dialog also offers to look specifically for wall styles. The dialog only offers to choose a wall style from a list, but there is a way around that. After you close the dialog, the used formula appears in the worksheet. (screenshot 2) Now you can edit it directly here. Just write the wall style name that you want to exclude from the search like this (WST<>'CW_*'). This should probably work.
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    Worksheet criteria sort wall styles by name

    But you get fewer wall types than before, no? Maybe I am misunderstanding what you try to achieve. You could explain it a bit more . That might help us recommending an approach.
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    Worksheet criteria sort wall styles by name

    Hi, you have to write it like this Cw_*. It signals the search that it should ignore every other letter that comes after Cw_. If you place it in front, it will ignore every thing that is written before Cw_. Hope that helps.
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    WINDOW - Wall detail issues

    That's kind of a bug, might also be "works as designed but not as wanted". It's been known for years but it seems to never have it made far up the wish list at Vectorworks or is so difficult to implement that they are avoiding the issue. And while I think it's a no brainer for any one who ever thought about windows, to implement it in a way that 2D and 3D correspond with each other, it was never much of an issue for users because the majority was working solely in 2D. For that reason not enough people probably complained about it to make a dent in the prioritization of wishes. (Not that it would be necessary in my opinion, because that is such an obious flaw for a software that is marketed towards architects and interior designers.)
  12. Yeah, this trick really only shines with cubes. For a cylinder with equal wall thickness on all sites, i would go with the shell command as suggested by @Benson Shaw. Create one half of the cylinder -> use shell command -> mirror half -> add solid. For a sphere the shell command works out of the box.
  13. Hi, you could create a cylinder, duplicate it in place and scale it down. Afterwards you could subract the smaller from the bigger volume.
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    Texture Bug 2019

    Hi folks, I stumbled upon this issue now. Is this already known? The walls in the screenshots are set up up the same way in VW 2018 and 2019. They are not converted. I only changed the projection of the brick texture, so the alignment is more coherent. Thanks!
  15. Hi, my wish is relative forward. I would like to have a BIMcollab plug-in for Vectorworks. The SDK is available and having it would greatly improve our workflow. Having to use the BIMcollab zoom viewer to check on issues in the cloud is not really ideal. And all the other big boys in the BIM game are having a plug-in, why not join? Kind regards, elepp
  16. Following these guys since a while. Amazing stuff they put out. But much to sophisticated for my meager marionette skills. 😄 But I would be very much interested in a network like this. Btw. on the topic of parametric concept design. Somehow in my circle of people I know hardly anyone who is fascinated by theses things. Most people I show it to are very dismissive of tools like these. Maybe it's a german architect kind of thing, that we always know better how to design abuolding than a "machine".
  17. Hi folks, I have this problem, that if I draw a wall, doesn't matter if its one from my resources or an unstyled one, its ifc properties are showing up as <Default IfcWallStandardCase>. (Btw. also applies to Slabs and such) If I want to turn on the data visualisation, its record is nowhere to be seen. I have to go back to my design layer and select the walls and manually assign IfcWallStandardCase to these walls. Only afterwards is it showing up in the data visualisation of my viewport. I made a video showing the issue. Regards, eddi Default WallStandardCase.mov
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    Data Visualisation of Walls

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    Morpholio Trace

    I looked a bit more into it and found that the app supports obj, so it might work that way with Vectorworks. Setup in Morpholio Trace seems to be quite straight forward. https://medium.com/@morpholio/how-to-sketch-with-live-3d-models-f7e45c520626
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    2019 Undo Bug - VB-154417

    No, this is happening with High Sierra for us.
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    2019 Undo Bug - VB-154417

    We have the exact same problem in VW 2018 and this threat is disheartening to read. My hope was that the issue would be remedied in 2019 and migrating would help. 😔 We can't pinpoint what is causing that for us to file a proper bug report.
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    Morpholio Trace

    I haven't tried it yet, but was looking into the app. Saw it in conjunction with the shapr3D app, because they both support the new 3d file format from Apple. Don't know if Morpholio Trace is supporting other file formats though. Maybe Vectorworks will introduce a new export option to USDZ-file format in the 2020 version.
  23. Hi folks, is anyone working with referenced project files? We have the following setup: A normal .vwx-file for our drawings and a referenced .vwxp file for our project library. It has to be a project file, because multiple people are creating and updating resources there. The refrence type is viewports and not sheet layers. We have the checkmark set at save copy of resources and updating when opening the file. Our problem ist that Vectorworks seems not to update the referenced .vwxp on opening the .vwx file, and is not giving any indication of being out of date(shown red). Symbols are shown with a black fill and wrong rotation(see Screenshot). After manually updating the refrence, the problem is solved. But this problem now raised doubt amongst my colleagues about the trustworthiness of the file. We can never be sure if what we see is the accurat. Any help appreciated. elepp
  24. Hi folks, is it possible that the controls for transparency in the slab tool were removed? No slider and no button to set it to by class. Peculiar to remove something like this. We generally use it to make the slabs semi-transparent in Plan View. It's less disturbing than having a black slab in Plan View. Regards, elepp
  25. A pity it got removed, but will do for now. Thanks a lot for the quick replys.


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