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  1. @zbone How i would do:

    1. Create the drawing with all the details, place down all elements.
    2. Place all the different equipment (symbols) on different classes
    3. Create a viewport of the floorplan with all needed classes turned on 
    4. On the sheet layer click on the viewport and in the Object info window select classes and turn off all classes except the one which needs to be separated (symbol class for water tank for example)
    5. Double click on the viewport and select "Annotations" and delete the deafult drawing label, than exit.
    6. Now you only see the equipments (water tanks) on the floor plan viewport - Select "Clip tool" with "Split mode" and rectangle split all the equipment needed onto separate viewports
    7. Select all - turn on needed classes in Object info/classes (walls, windows...etc.)
    8. Arange the viewports as needed onto separate sheets or pages


  2. 14 hours ago, Andy Broomell said:

    I received confirmation that it's not currently Working As Designed, which means that when it displays as a big white box it's indeed a bug. Hopefully it will be addressed in a future service pack.

    Well that gives me hope! 😄

  3. I don't think it's a good feature as i just simply can not see where to snap a group for example in shaded mode other than wireframe mode... I don't understand why does Nemetschek think that if something works they need to touch that to "improve" on something...Usually it does not work. 😞 

  4. 1 hour ago, zeno said:

    hello. You can’t render pointclouds on hidden line. Only shaded mode. But you need to see it clearly so i suggest you to render the cloud on max 90-100 dpi (maybe less 60-70) and then duplicate the viewport if you need to do something else. The bug talked about the issue on sp2 where you can’t render the cloud whit shaded mode on 2022. 
    but i’m not sure i’m understand what what you need exaclty.

    Yes i know, i wanted to render it on shaded now...but as you said it is a dpi thing. Thanks!

    The "sheet layer pointcloud section render bug" is resolved in SP3, but the pointcloud is still problematic as i just can't see it nicely above 72 dpi. (It is almost invisible in webview too...)  If i turn the sheet layer's dpi down to 72 or lower the pointcloud is more visible, but than the drawing is pixelated. I know the workaround (save the low res pic, than import it back again and render it in 300dpi...etc.), but simply adding more options for pointcloud would be the absolute win as i don't have to do it over and over again as i change something in the pointcloud. I mean just to add a "set point size" setting that could solve the dpi problem. The blue background pics are just examples of setting the point size of the same pointcloud. 

    ps.:or maybe a better top/plan view...similar to Faro's overview map. (see bw attached pic)

    Screenshot 2022-03-21 at 9.55.25.png

    Screenshot 2022-03-21 at 10.01.45.png

    Screenshot 2022-03-21 at 10.02.19.png

  5. 7 hours ago, jbtroost said:

    Wouldn’t it be awesome to actually 3d-scan the room/building/object from within Nomad & then upload (import) it into your drawing…


    Nomads most recent version has seperate options for uploading photos to generate a 3d polygon out of it,  as well as an option for making a lidar pointcloud.
    Sooo… why not combine them all & merge them into an option to create a 3d-scan. Using nothing more than your phone with a lidar sensor 🤪


    *types request on wishlist for Nomad 12*

    Yeah i sometimes use that when i shoot with a drone but i like to have more adjustments and settings. On the ground i use lidar...i though it comes through with the screenshots. Those images i attached are made from a 3D scans. Like this one:




  6. 15 hours ago, TLi said:

    Hi @Kazemester, Are you able to send the file to us? We could take a look if you can attach the file here or send it to us tli@vectorworks.net. Thanks.


    I've mailed you the link to the file. Thanks for the advices.


    13 hours ago, jbtroost said:

    Hi @Kazemester, what is the procedure you follow when using a pointcloud for an interior design? Do you add 3d polys to the walls of the room, or do you leave the area as is?

    You mean to use the lidar data to "reproduce" the interior? If that is the question, i just simply create sections in the Leica's own software (Cyclone) and than i just add the scaled .pngs to Vectorworks. I attached png example that i used last time for facade reconstruction and the same applies to floor plans as well...just the cutting plane is horizontal instead of vertical. (2nd pic) Than i just use walls to recreate the interior.

    Screenshot 2022-03-19 at 10.22.39.png

    Screenshot 2022-03-19 at 10.26.42.png

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  7. 10 hours ago, line-weight said:

    This is actually what I do as well. But it doesn't work for renderworks-quality animations, and doesn't create something you can then edit and refine.

    Yeah...sadly it's just a "workaround"...it has its downsides. I wish new VW releases would take more than a year development like back in the "old days". 

  8. On 3/4/2022 at 10:57 AM, line-weight said:

    What do you tend to use for animations instead (if anything)?

    I bought a 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Compact and i use it to move the camera smoothly around. Simply i just create a shaded render and i record the video with quicktime - screen recording. 😄

  9. @Anders BlombergI just use the standard version of metashape. It depends what you want to achive. I mean if you need to cover bigger areas from a higher altitude or you need preplanned flights to be executed...etc. you might need to go for a bigger bird. For having the "learning curve" i recommend using the Mini 1-2 and see what it does. It still holds a pretty nice value on the market even if its used so don't worry loosing much money buying one.

    Actually...if you're already a VSS subscriber you have the opportunity to create photogrammetry right away inside of Cloud Services for Vectorworks.

    Simply you just need to upload your photos (they don't need to be shot by a drone) and click on 'photos to 3D model".

    You will get the results shown in the list above on the screeshot I've attached.

    Screen Shot 2022-03-02 at 23.29.12.png

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  10. I'd just go and buy a Mini 1 or a Mini 2. The resolution is of course dependent on the picture quality itself, but also the number of images taken.

    I use a Mini 1, but it is way enough for my work...small buildings, sites and facades. I basically use Metashape for photogrammetry, but you can use the integrated photogrammetry for VSS users in VW cloud.

    You don't need RTK if you don't need to do high (lower than 5cm) precision results.

    Here are some examples of my Mini 1 and using metashape's photogrammetry:


    ps.: oh...and don't forget if you just try to learn how to fly a drone, i'd recommend you to fly a cheap one so when you (hopfully never) crash it you just go and buy another one. (Or buy "dji care" for the drone so you get another one if you crash it for cheap.) And after you get familiar with the controls and prehaps master it, you can move forward to a bigger bird.




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  11. Hi,

    is it possible to create a section viewport of a pointcloud somehow on a sheet layer? Whatever i do, the RGB colored pointcloud is only visible in white.

    It does not show up in hidden line render and i need a background set up to actually see something on a white background.



    This is the original rgb colored one on a design layer:



    And this is the hidden line render version:





  12. Hi, i've made two videos on two issues...i didn't want to open two different topics for this.

    First, when i try to extract a surface of an object sometimes it makes the surface in the selected object's class. (1st video)


    The other thing is just a UI thing...the Navigation window's columns input fields are shifted slightly on the left for every column. (2nd video)


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