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  1. This would be very helpful. As we add more data to components to use systems like Energos or @Luka Stefanovic's new embodied carbon calculator it would save a huge amount of time to have something like this. As people have pointed out, it mimics how things are actually built - by assembling products. I don't know how it would be incorporated but perhaps there could be an option within materials to lock attributes such as thickness, thermal resistance etc. so in effect you could create a product such as a 100mm insulation board, 102.5mm brick or 18mm plywood etc.
  2. Export it to excel/googlesheets sadly - much easier to control formatting and scale it to fit on the paper size of choice. If you have a lot of entries, such that the work sheet would go to two pages, Vectorworks doesn't easily handle splitting it across multiple pages. Excel and others do this without effort.
  3. Yes, in the screenshot the "Location" column is the column with the formula "=GETSPACENAMEFOROBJ" I think I found this out after some deep forum searching myself, it's a shame this isn't better publicised by VW - often the solutions are there but just not obvious!
  4. Unless i've misunderstood, I think you can do what you ask with "=GETSPACENAMEFOROBJ" in a worksheet. See attached file, you need to be using spaces for your rooms but it seems to work ok.GetSpaceNameFromObj.vwx
  5. People seem to have good results running 8GB and 16GB but VW employees wrote that 8GB felt entry level. I believe @zoomer is using VW on a 16GB mac mini and would be worth speaking to
  6. I still have this problem when I select the 'most recent issue' button. Running VW2021 SP3.1 on MacOS Big Sur. Even if I sort by name or sheet number, when issuing one merged file of all the sheets, the order reverses again when I select 'Publish': Screen Recording 2021-04-22 at 11.22.59.mp4
  7. I'm on Mac and use Alfred (https://www.alfredapp.com/) for many things, but one very handy feature is snippets where by you can type a string of characters and they auto complete to something frequently used like your email address, the current date etc. I use the current date snippet a lot when exporting drawings so that my files are sorted by date. Of late this feature has stopped working (perhaps just in VW21/Big Sur) when I export pdfs (or publish) through vectorworks and I try to create a new folder to save drawings into. I also cannot use other main shortcuts such as cmd+A to select all text if I make a mistake or something. Is anyone else experiencing this? Video attached that helps explain. "// rdt" - reverse date, should autocomplete to "2021 04 15" today. Screen Recording 2021-04-15 at 10.18.11.mov
  8. @Matt Overton yes exactly the same thing as us. Being able to select which doors/windows to open is key as often you would like to glimpse through to a space like a living room that is exciting, whilst keeping a bathroom or utility room behind a closed door.
  9. https://www.macrumors.com/2021/04/13/maxon-redshift-now-available-macos/
  10. I thought about this, but other than it being risky as Inikolova suggests I work in an office where people do not understand what an alias is and simply will not use it. Whilst the cloud processing of VCS is cool, we do not use it as we don't do big renders in VW - perhaps that will change with forthcoming 3rd party options. Even then though, it seems like it only becomes quicker to do it this way when you have a big batch of renders to do (or one very detailed one over 10 minutes or so) which again is rare for us. What would be more helpful is if the power of the local computer could be supplemented by cloud rendering when we want to update all viewports in a document, for example to update all the sheets after a period of working in design layers.
  11. This would still be great in 2021 unless already implemented?
  12. Certainly working on some form of spreadsheet functionality would be much appreciated if it could be implemented to worksheets as well
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