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  1. Looks good. I would like to use an iPad also and am strongly considering getting one. Whilst your survey looks great and i'm sure fits your needs perfectly, I do wish for a higher tech solution - I've seen some of your other posts around and saw that you were also considering magicplan etc. The other side of this of course is perhaps the simplest solution such as what you've shown is best. Does your iPad have the Lidar sensor? I was considering this as magicplan can take advantage of this. So far I have been testing magicplan on my phone with a compatible bluetooth leica disto - i'm pretty impressed! The lidar sensor seems to take the magicplan up to the next level, autodetecting features like doors and windows.
  2. @Cadplan Architecture did you get any further with this?
  3. Interested in this also.
  4. Another hack is to copy the worksheet instance on the drawing, then "Paste as Bitmap" - you can then paste it a couple of times and crop it to your needs, it's how I tend to do long drawing issue sheets when it's changing frequently and will continue to change
  5. In my opinion it would be better if there was one section tool that did buildings and site models. It seems a bit confusing to have two tools.
  6. Whenever I open VW at the start of the day, my object info palette and navigation palette only have one tab in them. I click the arrow and select 'dock all tabs here', then go to Window > Palettes > Save Palette Position and select. The next day the tabs are missing again and I repeat the same process. Is anyone else finding these tabs don't stay put?
  7. I wonder if anyone has seen this clip and thought about how a CAD/BIM programme could be if one was to start with a clean slate, unlimited resources etc. I would love to know how this software has developed since this film was made. The engines they show here, and the ones they have subsequently developed, are incredibly intricate and I would have thought as complex as any building. Will we see a CAD/BIM programme with no interface other than just interacting with the model with one's hands as shown in the clip? One can imagine a world where contractors could visualise the building onsite with augmented reality and 'colour in' components, placing bricks where the AR building shows bricks, taking measurements direct from the AI building around them, no requirement for drawings. Perhaps even the stair too will work well (sorry VW people, cheap shot). Interested to hear what other people think of this and how it could be applied to CAD/BIM
  8. _James

    2021 Public Roadmap

    I believe this is referring to a feature teased at the 2020 design summit whereby they used the 'legends' feature to draw a traditional window schedule. There was more discussion about it on the thread below where it was confirmed this wouldn't be coming to 2021.
  9. I am having this problem in 2021 - is anyone else? Edit: False alarm - I had "use colours" unticked in Open GL options, ticking this displayed the textures.
  10. @JBarch, as part of 2021, worksheets can be exported (and imported) as .xlsx files;
  11. I agree, would be great to have this functionality. Perhaps this is now much easier to implement with 2021's new excel import/export feature.
  12. Hi @Hugues, I don't have 8 decimal places set, could there be another cause? I'm not including the tabs in the prints no, I would rather not see these. Do you know the dimensions of these so that I can account for them in my margins?
  13. Thanks Nikolay. Out of interest I tried using the standard Issue History worksheet and using this. I see it's set up for a US Letter paper size. I changed this to A4 and the formatting goes completely wrong (pdf attached). Changing it back to US letter, it's still not correct. Is there a tutorial for setting up worksheets so that they're correctly sized on a given sheet of paper? It's very time consuming re-sizing columns and the numbers don't stay exactly as the values you enter (for example if you specify 16mm it's common to go back and see 15.97mm). Is it possible to set the print area like in spreadsheet and then have the desired area be scaled to fit? Title Block Project Issue History.pdf
  14. Thanks for your help on this. After a bit more playing around I realise that it's my error as I had set all the margins to 0. Now that i've restored these to a more sensible amount, particularly the bottom=25 the rows split correctly. On this, is there any reason why the margins give 8 decimal places? I do not need this level of precision! Also I found that if I put all the margins as equal amounts, the worksheet does not sit centred on the page, hence right and left have different values.
  15. Before I do, would the fact that it's a 2019 file converting into 2021 for testing have anything to do with it? Perhaps I would be better rebuilding the worksheet from scratch in 2021? I simply just open the worksheet from the resource manager, click 'file' (within the worksheet window rather than the programme window) > print > and then use the 'open as pdf in preview' option that's available in MacOS.


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