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  1. Hello @hollister design Studio, As of VW 2021, here is what you can do: 1) For hardscape material, you can use the ifcSlab.Material IFC data to get information about the hardscape's component names. 2) As for wall, they are not listed in the "Objects in document" list as they are not parametric objects, meaning, they do not have parameters. So, for them we are using the IFC information. For the name, you can use IfcWallStandardCase name or if you want the actual object name, you can use the object function Object Name, which gives the name of the object as shown in the OIP. As for materials, you can again use the Material pset, but you might have to manually enter the values there or make a mapping in the Data Manager that automatically enters this for you. Let me know if you have further questions. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  2. Hello @CISO, Could you share a test file showing the issue or make a screen recording showing it? I am not able to reproduce this on my side. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  3. Hello @mhersland, The problem here is visible from your top right image above. You have "Use automatic drawing coordination" deselected in the Title Block Border OIP. If you want your title block's Sheet Number and Sheet Title to always be synced with the Sheet Layer's, make sure you have "Use automatic drawing coordination" selected both in the title block and in the document settings. Let me know if you need more information. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  4. Hello @BeamerBob, I will start with the check drawing issues first. When you run Check Drawing, in the dialog you can select for what errors to check and with what color to draw the markup for these errors. Having this in mind, it should be easy to track down what the issues are. I have checked your fine and there seem to be multiple devices with the same name - "CAPTURE-HDMI_", "CAM-HDMI_", "Network", "Power". In ConnectCAD this is not allowed, except for jackfields, termination panels and connector pannels. If you give unique names to these devices you should not see these errors from Check Drawing. There are also some errors for incorrect signals, which is caused by connecting from USB2 to USB3, since check drawing is currently checking for exactly the same signal. As for the performance, I am not seeing any issues. Can you verify in the task manager that VW is using these resources? If so, can you make a screen recording, starting from the start of VW and then working in the file and showing the performance problems and the resources usage in the task manager? Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  5. - The border line colour is controlled by the Attributes Palette. I do not think that you can lock this. I suppose that what you can do is to set up the default attributes to match the ones that you want to have for the newly created objects. This could be done by deselecting everything and then changing the attributes, this way the default attributes will be changed.
  6. Hello @DominicManca, Thanks for the demo and the file. I think that the problem here is simple. You have not set your Title Block Graphics to be By Style in your Landscape Style. That is why when you use the style in another file, it comes without Title Block. In order to fix this, edit the style and click on the button that I have highlighted in the image below. This should fix the problem. One important note. I saw that you selected to replace Project data when you got the resource import conflict dialog. As you have noticed, there is an alert saying that this is not recommended. That is why I advice you to better select the Merge option, so that you do not lose any data. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  7. Hello @DominicManca, Could you make a screen recording showing the problem? A test file would be helpful too. Thanks, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  8. - Yes, I mentioned above that this button is available for devices only and for equipment you have to use Modify->Create Symbol menu command. - Yes, as we have described above with Conrad, devices and equipment items are separate objects. You cannot copy the equipment and get the devices to paste with it automatically. You will have to save both the equipment items and devices separately and then import them separately and make sure that they have the same Device Name so that they are associated. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  9. - You can always save equipment items as symbols using the Modify->Create Symbol menu command. As for devices, there is Save Device button in the OIP, which saves the selected device as a symbol. After you have your objects saved as symbols, you can import them in other documents. If you want to keep the associations between the objects just make sure you have them use the same Device Name after you insert them.
  10. Hello @mattryan, - I do not think so. The Data Tags are regular objects which belong to a plane. If they are in the top/plan plane, they will not be visible in elevations and sections. however, you can add Data Tags in the annotations of the viewports defining these elevations/section which will show the same information. - A test file would be helpful in this case, so that I can see what is going on. Can you attach one here or send it to me via PM? Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  11. Hello @MINDI, The first thing that we have to figure out is which version of VW are you using? Because the demo video you are watching is a bit outdated. If you are using VW 2018 or above, then I suggest that you use the Title Block Border object - here is the help for it to get you started https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2021/eng/index.htm#t=VW2021_Guide%2FSetup%2FEditing_a_title_block_border.htm%23XREF_60213_Editing_a_Title&rhsearch=title block border&rhsyns= . You can also check for video lessons in the VW university here https://university.vectorworks.net/. If you are using VW version 2017 or lower, then the demo video you watched should be relevant and you should be able to get the data using the symbol and linked text values and the old Sheet Border object. Let me know if you need additional information. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  12. Hello @Joa, I would suggest you to either use the Data Tag tool to report the Sheet Layer info or use the Title Block Border tool and use its Sheet Data values. If you want to simply have 2 text boxes, I would recommend using the Data Tag, since it has less information in it. Let me know if you need help in using one of these suggestions. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  13. Okay my bad. I thought that you want to save your equipment item, not your 3D Equipment Rack. My statement from above is about the Equipment Item object. On the other hand, the equipment rack 2D and 3D objects are pretty complex objects composed of multiple equipment items or rack frames mounted in them. That is why the simple copy and paste and symbol creation do not work for the 3D rack. The workflow that you have found with copy and pasting all of the components of the 2D and 3D rack is the way to go here.
  14. - The connection is defined by the Device Name and Equipment Item Name parameters. If the device has the same Device Name as the Equipment Item, then they are representing the same object in the layout and in the schematic and share common data. If you change the name of one of these, the connection is lost. So, just keep the names in sync to keep the connection active. - You cannot create your schematic devices from the equipment items, yes. However, you can first create the equipment items, after that create the schematic devices and then just sync their names so that both objects connect. - Currently there is no way to set a default symbol for the equipment object and you have to select a symbol after you create the equipment item. Could you fill in a wishlist item if you think that it will be good to have the symbol selected by default? Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  15. Hello @Ben59, You should be able to create your own symbol named "con_Schuko" in the "Panel Connectors" folder and then place this symbol in the Equipment Item's layout group. Then, this symbol should work as the other connectors that you have in the equipment item. - You can either copy and paste the equipment item from one document to another or you can create a symbol from it with the option "Convert to plugin object" selected and then drag and drop the symbol on your drawing to insert the saved equipment item. Let me know if you need more information. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov

 

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