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  1. Is it possible to add a limiting crease angle in the "Edges" tab when you create a custom renderworks style.
  2. Is it possible to make saved Data Visualization settings part of the resource browser so we can share them with a team?
  3. Thank you for replying Marissa. I am a big fan of your work. We are only just beginning with Marionette and I've found your posts really helpful. We ran the idea past a Vectorscript guru here in Sydney and they nailed it. The applications of Marionette at the City / Urban scale that we work at are really exciting. We have been trying to kick off a bit of an R&D cell in collaboration with a few offices here and would love to stay in touch with progress. Thanks again Alexander Koll MAKO Architecture.
  4. All I have a large complex model of existing buildings and I was trying to simplfy it. All faces of every building are modeled as 3D polygons (it was an import from a DWG) It occurred to me that I could simplfy it by making extrudes or the like but I would need to do something like the following: Somehow select all horizontal 3D polygons (ie that is all 3D polys where all vertices of the 3D poly are equal in Z value) then Extrude (or Push/Pull) the underside of all those 3D polygons down to Z value 0) my thinking was that the above would create a solid model of the whole thing, rather than individual triangulated 3D polygons on every face of every building, and remove some of the errors where vertical faces of buildings are missing from the import process. Is the above possible?
  5. All. We are an Architecture and Urban Design firm in Sydney. We are looking for a tool / functionality that can measure the percentage of sunlight falling on the surface of an object. We do a fair bit of building envelope modelling for feasibility studies, and large scale urban projects. We are looking for a tool that can specifically tell us the percentage of a surface, or a collection of surfaces on those envelopes that receive 2 hours of sunlight at different times of the year in Sydney. (measuring one date of the year at a time) The tool would need to be able to graphically demonstrate the results as a "heat map" or otherwise, but specifically give us the percentage of selected surfaces receiving 2 hours. We would need the model to be able to calculate the overshadowing of adjacent envelopes, but give us specific info in individual surfaces, as well as an aggregated whole of all surfaces selected. We are prepared to spend some money to get the right tool to do the job, and prepared to look at software packages outside of Vectorworks if need be. The only thing that would be particularly useful to us is if the tool worked on a Mac. We keep everything up to date OS + VW are the latest on all machines. Attached is some imagery of similar tools we are aware of in alternative CAD packages, and some manual modeling that we have prepared for previous projects. PERCENTAGE_01.pdf PERCENTAGE_02.pdf
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