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  1. can confirm this! - totally frustrating, because the overall M1 experience in Vectorworks is overhelming But don't you think that could be kindof software issue solved in future? At least i hope so...
  2. Thank you very much! I was aware of this method. But what I wanted to achieve was, as you described not (yet?) possible = to change char Properties with the text settings in the "menu bar" I dont't like the workaround with the styles (in case of copying the object in different files - i know you could genrate the style inside the network...) But hey just keep it simple - for now i will sty with "Arial" 🙂 @Marissa Farrell@DomC Keep up your continuous quality posting! Cheers!
  3. Nice to see other people using the LA instead of the hardscape tool for this "specific task' Saved me so much time in BIM workflows... You mentioned "origin" Do you mean the distance from the active user origin (coordinate system)? or the vectorworks-origin (blue point)? I always work near the vectorworks-origin, but always with large-scale coordinates. And yes I often work with really sluggish huge projects…
  4. Hello there, is it possible to get the the text style from the Parent PIO? just asking to make my onject more customizable (i.e. switching font and font style) Cheers!
  5. it seems that the landscape area needs a "secundary" ifcEntity... I just had ifcSlope mapped primarily. But the #2 "problem" persits. EDIT: Solved by v2022 Service Pack 3
  6. Hello, situation: All my 3D-colors come from textures (some referenced to class color) How do i export this color information (actually the color seen in ifc file - not as data-field) to my ifc files? I often get colored files (plausible mapping: windows, blue, concrete grey... my landscape models don't do the job with trees and 90% of the rest in the color white ;D) right now i remap colors with third party apps when serving the "visualization" aspect of bim, but i would dig a solution where i can do it inside vectorworks. Anyone? Cheers
  7. Hello, I have some landscape area tools with plants attached/containing: problem #1: the plants (3D objects) are only visible when the active layer ist the one containing the landscape area problem #2: only the landscape area exports to my ifc file, the plants are missing. (note: got the plant tool (any everything else i use) mapped to my preferences - so a missing ifc assignment is not the problem) an unacceptable workaround would to "explode/convert to group" because I export my files on a regular basis and don't want to redo it before every export. any solution, anyone? Cheers
  8. Hey there, you might know this article: "Improve OpenGL and Wireframe performance - Windows only - Nvidia graphics only" Is there any chance of an update on those recommended settings? I was testing my files with my M1 MacbookPro and was literally speechless how slow my i7-9750H - Geforce RTX2070 Windows Laptop did in comparison... So maybe the right hardware config could boost the Windows performance? Cheers, Daniel
  9. Hey there, i know there were plenty of topics in the past, but I guess I can specify my requirements more detailed. At the moment I run my quite huge BIM projects in VW2020 (Site Design, Hardscape, Marionette Scripts, OpenGL freeform-modelling, no rendering) on those two machines: Mac: cMP5,1 - CPU: Dual X5690 3.46Ghz - RAM: 48GB 1333Mhz DDR3 EEC - OS: PCIe SM951 NVMe M.2 - Scratch: PCIe SSD - GPU: RX 580 8GB VRAM - Win: - CPU: i7 7700K 4.20 Ghz - RAM: 32GB 2400Mhz DDR4 - OS: SM951 NVMe M.2- Scratch: PM961 NVMe M.2 - GPU: GTX 1070 8GB VRAM - The Windows machine is quite satisfying. RAM usage while multitasking 2/3 . A faster GPU might be a good idea (tested a machine with a GTX 1660, but slower CPU and SSD - I had the feeling that some 3D operations were a lot faster) The Mac machine is fine for daily Business, but sometimes (huge drawings) I hate how slow it feels compered to the 4,20 Ghz machine... So I guess core speed is a huge factor. Right now I need a mobile solution - if possible a "DELL" Laptop. I really don't know if it is better to dig the XPS or G Series... XPS Series with a GTX 1650 4GB - i9-9980HK G-Series with an RTX 2060, 6 GB - i7-9750H Any recommendations? Cheers!
  10. Hey there, is there a workaround to extract the texture pads on a site model for further use? I cloud imagine to generate solids via marionette from the 3D polygons (for BIM use). I know it is possible to have a 3D hardscape, but with serious drainage planning i can't get what i want. Cheers...
  11. Hey there, is it possible to acess Site Model information via Marionette? I hope to script a gradient object for a faster "only"-labeling purpose than the existing gradient tool does. simple as that: a line as PIO get start and end point place locus on site model (z-height) simple math label gradient with text Cheers.
  12. Hey, you can convert a copy of your site model and convert it into a group. Extract what you need spereated and tag with ifc again... As far as I know there is no direct way for ist.
  13. Heblon

    Mirror Node

    Hey there, as far as I know it isn't possible to mirror a group that contains groups, right? Might there be a other way to handle the problem, for example to ungroup, mirror and than group the group as it was before? Or is a simple 2D mirror operation possible with the "transform2" node? Cheers!
  14. Hey, thanks a lot. The problem with one single EaP node is that all objects get the same class, thats why I used the List Expolode node. This is important because I'm working on a BIM Project right know where I deliver persistet information via the class name (data mapping is post VW). Cheers!
  15. Hi Sarah, yes the error persists. I use the german Version of VW (up to date), might this be the reason? Thanks for the tip with the delete node. I was wondering why I once got an error message with a similar use of that node, but I have haven't seen that error for a while now. strange... So since your involved ;D... you might have a glue on how to delete the "unused" control geometry NURBS curves that are generated, it isn't that bad cause they don't export in ifc but when I convert the MO to a group I have several duplicates of the path (obvious). Cheers!
  16. Hey there, i have a litte network to extrude a symbol with more than one profile in different classes along a path. To get that i used 'List Explode', but I have no idea how to fix the error below. I attached the file. - I used more than one 'control geometry' - otherwise i had a weired x/y offset of the EaP objects. - Looking forward to your feedback. Cheers! Profilsymbol_am_Pfad.vwx
  17. Hi there, is there a way to triangulate 3D Polygons? I would like to triangulate a tapered extrude and two 3D Polygons that close the top and button, afterwards i would like to sum them to a solid volume. Also I'm curious if there is a NURBS curve connecting node aviable, this might be the better workaround. Cheers!
  18. I would love to see a dark/black UI as option, working late burns my eyes continuously, flux does the job, but still burns my eyes...
  19. Hey there, I am working on a small tool that creates material layers with a defined thickness. My control geometry is a NURBS curve. I am dealing with two problems: the first one: Vectorworks crashes when shell thickness equals zero. the second: in some cases the network isn't able to generate the shells, all I see then seems to be a NURBS surface I attached the file below... Maybe someone has an idea how to fix it? Cheers! Schichtaufbau.vwx
  20. That style reference node seems to be a much better workaround that the actual concept. thanks again!
  21. awesome! thanks a lot. Yeah I changed the script of the input-popup node, but somehow i changed every node, maybe I should duplicate the node first and try it again. Cheers!
  22. Hi sbarrett, this works great! Is there a way to access the "Manual Precision' with an input? At first I was like "oh that is super easy" but things got far more complex than I thought But step by step, just started out... I added a file here. To sum it up: I want an intelligent symbol to label heights and deliver a hybrid view and can be placed on site model. Further I would like to choose between 4 different symbols, if selected with impact on text origin and text style, but step by step... At the moment I try to figure out how i control the text. Is it possible to adapt parts of the font style from the marionette object itself? If I activate the "add seccond height" in the PIO I would like to delete the seccond text object because not needed if there is no seccond height. Any solution on this? Höhenplanung.vwx Cheers!
  23. So, the scaling thing works, the rounding also, now I need a way to trail only the zeroes after the specified characters to display... I tried to add 0,00 but it did not work out.
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