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  1. Thank you @Matt Panzerfor you kind reply: I thought this was how it used to be and I have the feeling I did it in the past, but now clicking on the perpendicular stem gives some unexpected output (screencast attached) 1461972723_ScreenRecording2023-03-09at22_38_02.mov
  2. Not sure if this should be considered either a bug or an enhancement request, but since it looks like we share the same pain I thought it was worthy to submit a link to this post via Roadmap https://www.vectorworks.net/en-US/public-roadmap?url=wall-modernization (hopefully in@Matt Panzer radar 😉)!
  3. Hello everyone, We're struggling joining walls in the conditions shown in the attached image, where an interior wall joins - with a T join - an exterior wall made out of 2 segments joined with an L join. When applying the T join VW creates the join following a "ghost" projection/angle of one of the 2 exterior walls. We're tried all the possibile conditions/joins but we no success. Looks like leaving the wall unjoined is the only way to deal with it. Adding components to the walls makes no difference, and this seems related to the whole wall envelope/geometry. Any help/suggestion appreciated!
  4. yes, we do randomly experience the same on macos (and custom workspace via shared folder on server, but this should be a user local preference not related to workspaces)
  5. Thanks, and damn localised/translated versions 🙂 (I was searching for "count" as I've been doing till now... but since VW2023 it seems "count" is translated in my localised version)
  6. Hi everyone, I am using the new graphic legend tool for a booklet representing prefab facade elements of a building. Any prefab element is a symbol (hybrid 3d/2d) with an attached record. Within the graphic legend cell, I would like to insert a text (dynamic text of a graphic legend field) showing the overall amount (=count function) of each prefab element (=symbols). It seems to me it is not possible to call the "count" function via dynamic text definition. Any idea/suggestion on how to do that? (e.g. showing how many times the item shown in a graphic legend cell - in window reports / wall type reports / symbol reports / etc.- is used in the drawing/file and/or within the selected criteria).
  7. Not sure if it is the same issue, but we experienced unresponsive menus with previous VW and Os versions on Macbook Pro and this how we solved it:
  8. Thanks, this was helpful, I had the same issue!
  9. Adding 2 more to@Juliensvzip, from the Architect-BIM workspace. Some localised VW version are distributed with customised ToolSet icons (rather ugly in my opinion, @zeno do you know why?!), something that should be really deprecated by Vectorworks Inc. since it just adds visual clutter and inconsistency between software and help/tutorials/etc and between international and local versions.
  10. Is the Wall Join tool also somehow improved? It seems to me that in VW2023 - in any view other than top/plan - walls are selected/highlighted while the cursor/pointer is on top of any of their geometry, while in VW2022 and before it only worked on their footprint. It might be a minor change - I don't see this feature listed, therefore I might be mistaken - but together with the Wall edit tool it improves a lot the overall usability of the Wall tool. Congrats to the whole VW team for this release, with many promising features. I do really appreciate the development path followed in recent years and the clarity of sharing the future roadmap!
  11. Hopefully this tool will be soon replaced/updated… https://www.vectorworks.net/en-US/public-roadmap
  12. thank you for filing the bug @Ben Beaumont
  13. I am drawing 2 objects filled with the same hatch, with local scaling/mapping of the hatch specific for each object (bigger below / smaller above). Exporting and/or printing to pdf seems to reset the local mapping, resulting in 2 equally scaled hatches. Attached here both pdf and vwx, made with VW2022 latest service pack on macOS 12.1 with M1 Max. Any idea/suggestion? VW2022-1 texture no.pdf VW2022-1 texture ok.vwx
  14. @Gunther @JuanP @Pier Luigiwe were also experiencing unresponsive menu bar, VW 2022 on macOS Monterey 12.0.1 but only on MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) 2,6 Intel Core i7 with AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB. We tried to: switch focus to other applications delete user folder reinstall VW change/recreate Workspace We experienced the following: VW was responsive only after the first launch (either after installation or after forcing a workspace change, deleting the default one and leaving VW to load an alternative workspace when opening) Commands were still accessible via CMD+F As suggested by others in the forum, closing and reopening the clam makes it working again. Turning off the "Automatic graphic switching" option in macOS > preferences > battery seems to solve this issue
  15. I do really appreciate all the new sharing features on VW2021 SP3 and VCS and I agree with @Christiaan that a project sharing server on VCS would help in the future, especially for small-medium practices with little IT experience. For individual and/or small companies, having a robust content management and file sharing platform on VCS, could be a plus. It makes files accessible from multiple devices incl. mobile (iPads, iPhones), making collaboration possibile (via share sync) and providing storage in the cloud optimised for VW files (as an alternative to Dropbox, etc.). I also find the web interface now a bit confusing when it comes to permissions but even for simple silly actions (e.g. renaming a folder... I am struggling to understand how, but I remember I did rename files in VCS in the past) For small-medium companies, working both with BIM models and other files, a mix between share sync and project sharing server in VCS would be great. It would probably push to a move from nas, small servers and local storages to VCS, at least for Vectorworks and design files. File versioning but also an integrated file&folder history management (and backup guides!) would also be great to store design milestones (project issues/revisions etc.). Group and or granular permissions would also help to share data with internal/external collaborators. Having somewhere in the cloud 1) a .vwxp centralized BIM model (and/or a Common Data Environment?) with VR/AR capabilities and running on a VCS project sharing server 2) shared .vwx files (e.g. details, miscellaneous... but than maybe everything should/could be .vwxp?) 3) .pdf and/or .ifc files issued to other professionals and or clients would be great. I would love to have a clear overview on how to deal both with file versioning and backups on VCS before fully integrate this workflow. To share some info, we are a small architecture practice, less than 10 people, using VW both CAD/BIM, currently smoothly running a Synology Nas - after years of Mac OS Server - for storage, file sync via Synology Drive, file sharing with external via box+wetransfer, using VCS for VR/panoramas/presentations, testing now VW projects sharing via Docker (and it looks sooo much better than sharing via files & afp/smb... but for use at the office only, no idea on how to deal with it from remote...).
  16. I do usually select the data I need (lot of trial&error) either from the IFC entity or from the Object (PIO) parameters in the "Define Tag Field dialog box" (they're all listed there), adding the selected one to the tag definition. Not sure this is what you're looking for, for windows I would try with #Window#.#Elevation# (not sure, here in Italy the only standards represented in the centerline are width/height)
  17. @Kazemester I confirm you can add more than one text field: getting parameters from the VW US window/door PIO I would try either #Door#.#ThreshNose# or #Door#.#ThresholdZOffset#.
  18. yep, we do get parameters from the IFC property set since we are/were transitioning from the VW localized door/window PIO to the VW US/International door/window PIO (and we needed tags working for both), but we do also have tags getting info from the PIO or with user entered width/height fields (for special door/windows or 2d drawings etc)
  19. This is how we do it. No flipping issues but unreliable "text wrapping + font size" settings to control text (width/height) position. Everything would work much better if we could only have multiline text in data tags... door tags.vwx
  20. Enhancement request: multiline and wrapping text control options for Data tags, allowing text and data position control without text flipping issues (e.g. window & door tags) as suggested here by @Matt Panzer.
  21. I do agree with @GatRed, this is a key functionality used in many design stages (architecture)
  22. Thanks @Tamsin Slatter, I had thought about but it looks like the "Area" OIP data I am referring to is not among the "customizable" items available in the "Space settings / Advanced settings". In the meantime I submitted this to our local distributor tech support as well, and it has been forwarded to VW (via bug report I guess, thanks @Pier Luigi @Zeno).
  23. Hello everyone, In VW2021 - Space tool - OIP the "Area" field seems missing. Quite a big issue for us at the office, since we were used to quickly check there areas sum ups (multiple selection of space objects) both for space planning studies in early stages and for quantities check in DD and construction stages. Any suggestion? I am aware it is possible to extract data info in sheets or convert space to polygons and polylines... but the Area field is/was a very useful tool for quick selections/checks. Thanks in advance for any reply!
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