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    Energos - Space Volume is Zero

    Thanks! We'll keep playing with it.
  2. I'm doing some testing with Energos to see if we'll be able to use it for our energy assessments, instead of OpenStudio or DOE2 software--we'd really like to use what's already there and keep everything in Vectorworks. @JimW Are there any new webinars or training videos coming out for Energos in v2018? The latest I can find are for v2016. When I model a single story restaurant--very basic layout--I get a pop up window that says "The Total Space Volume is zero." I can't find much about this in the app-help documentation. (My model uses spaces built from walls; all spaces, walls, doors, slabs, etc.. are included in calculations.)
  3. I'm hoping that folks are interested in this! @PatStanford Any idea if this is looking viable yet? Best, Chris
  4. Contact (via telephone) the sales team, and let them know about your situation. They might give you an extension because you are evaluating for purchase. We got a 30 day extension, and purchased after 15 days of the extension.
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    VW vs Archicad BIM

    Their proprietary "GDL" scripting language is a major turnoff... http://gdl.graphisoft.com/reference-guide and they also talk about database connectivity in a really deceiving way--they refer to text files as databases. (I was looking for ODBC functionality) From their documentation: http://gdl.graphisoft.com/reference-guide/gdl-data-io-add-on I disqualified them as a potential CAD solution, because of their "we, and only we, run your CAD-life" attitude and product. (Also the VW forum has a dark theme now ūüėÉ) Our business deals with Building Automation, Monitoring/Controls, Energy Assessments, Green Stuff..... VW is most definitely a BIM application, and so flexible (especially thanks to python/marionette and ODBC/externalDB support) that we are able to use it to streamline and automate workflows without relying on out-of-box features or toolsets from VW. The Vectorworks team is very different from what you experienced over at Graphisoft. We were coming from Google SketchUp (NYS was requiring us to do modeling in a Sketchup plugin called OpenStudio). The enthusiastic VW sales team only boasted about their product, and didn't go further than mentioning that a dataless model in Sketchup is very clearly not as helpful as a model that's loaded with data, that's got all kinds of integration potential. We were accommodated so well during the free trial, and brief trial extension, that we started feeling guilty about taking up support resources. Best of luck to you @CARMELHILL
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    Vectorworks Design Summit - 2018

    Thanks @JimW for clearing that up for us! Best,
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    Vectorworks Design Summit - 2018

    @JimW Super! I'm getting some info together for my employer, and want to confirm a few details. Is the pre-early-bird waived resort fee referring to the $199/night fee for accommodations, or is there another resort-related fee that is waived? Any news on extending the conference for an extra day of marionette? (This is particularly exciting to us.) Many thanks!
  8. I'm also experiencing the same issues with Fast Renderworks and Final Quality Renderworks... ... and I experienced this issue too.
  9. We are also looking for this feature. We'd like to create an environment where our team--not draftsfolk or developers--can work with the marionette and library content, without accidentally making changes. Version control is super important to us, because we are using VWx to manage massive quantities of technical specifications for provisioning network equipment, to track serial numbers, to auto-provision web-based dashboard views and custom objects' various records, and to populate dozens of reports. If the team accidentally modified a record format, we will run into time consuming problems--there's only a couple of us who really know when there's an issue with strings of hexadecimal data or object naming schemes. Having this functionality would take the learning curve way down, especially for the people who need to provision and maintain the objects and records in an existing model. We want to lock (with password protection) library content and code view of the marionette nodes. Locking/password protecting the "Object Info">"Data Tab" (to prevent record editing anywhere but the shape tab) and layers would also be great. Cheers,
  10. It works! Thanks for getting back with a solution. It's a great feature, and we're excited to use it.
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    Marionette Improvements for Vectorworks 2017!

    Hi @MarissaF , Do you have a link to your video/docs about the Library node--for importing python libraries? I can't seem to find it on the forums. Many thanks.
  12. The Shape tab, in the Object Info pane, doesn't update unless I toggle between design layers. I can also right click on an object and select "Properties..." to get an updated view of what the shape tab should be displaying. Layer and Class options set to "Show/Snap/Modify Others." Any idea why this could be happening?
  13. @Marissa Farrell This network was made with only nodes from the 2018 library. I sent you a PM with the file; thanks for the help!
  14. @Marissa Farrell Thanks for the speedy reply. I downloaded this from the forum, for use in v2018. It came to me with "v2017". I'm working on a project in a clean file, not using any nodes outside of the marionette library. I'm not having the issue now, but I did earlier today and had to delete half of the project. I'll be sure to send you a copy when it becomes an issue again.
  15. Sometimes, connections between nodes are not retained when I move the nodes around. It looks as if the nodes were never connected in the first place, even though I snapped an output to an acceptable input. The attached PDF shows nodes from a shared resource on the forum; I've also attached the VWX file. The string input nodes are not connected to anything, but they have wires running to floating circles. I made sure that all classes and layers are visible, so I'm certain that there aren't any hidden nodes. The wires can be unsnapped from the mysterious circles, and reconnected to a proper node. This issue occurs when I copy+paste portions of a marionette network for re-use in another marionette network, or when I relocate portions of a marionette network. The issue reappears, even after connecting to the correct node. marionette_issue_nodes-not-connecting.pdf ODBC_v2017_v2018.vwx

 

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