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Michal Zarzecki

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  1. I used to have exactly the same thing. I did some trial and error and it seems it starts working when you geolocate (i.e. using the Geolocate Tool) your site. In my exercise I didn't need any specific location so I just clicked in the middle of my area of interest and that did the trick. Try it out and let me know how it went. Small update and query: I noticed that the Geoimage is not visible in Sheet Layer. I checked visibiliies of layers and classes and can't figure out what I did wrong. Any thoughts?
  2. I did some dog's dinner of my last posts so ignore this one.
  3. Thanks, @Boh My file is over 50 MB whilst the ifc ends up as 150 MB, so there must be something seriously wrong there. Do I need to attach IFC to all objects I need to export? These are mostly walls, some custom-modelled objects, plants, slabs and the site model. I tend to assign most objects to Site storey whilst a roof terrace I have in this project is in Storey 1. I will have a look at these resources @Wes Gardner posted.
  4. Hi guys. I wanted to give it a try and see how one of my projects would look exported to IFC. I ended up with a large file which I struggle to import anywhere. I followed the set up described on the hep pages, but perhaps there is more I need to take into account. Would you be able to direct me where I can find some more guidance and understanding of the settings?
  5. Thanks, @JuanP. I included my main machine's info in my signature. I used to use MacBook Pro from 2015 during most of the lockdown, but this is a bit too far behind for VW 2021, unfortunately. The issues I experience tend to come and go, but when they come, it's always when I am under enough pressure. Files sometimes go nuts in the middle of a task - sometime software restart is enough, more often the whole system requires a reboot. I try to save after every action - just in case. I don't have crash reports, because it's mostly freezing rather than abortion. I tend to quit after some prolonged Wheel of Doom spinning.
  6. I moved to another, more powerful machine, but most recently I have been having hard time with VW freezing every time I want to assign newly drawn objects to a new class. Nightmare. I sometimes think it knows that I want to get something done badly.
  7. That's true indeed. Thanks for highlighting that, @Christiaan.
  8. I have had the same problem - sometimes it works, sometimes doesn't. More profound mathematics behind it, I suppose.
  9. @bcd Thank you for that. @jeff prince, that is one way to do it before it can be considered and implemented by the software developer. The idea of the BS is to show the shadows to illustrate the potential constraint and how to do it in a simple way, but it can be more than that - the software generates shadows [in 3D] on a particular day and time, so useful for understanding how shading changes during the day. And what about massing models? Showing shadows cast by buildings would be so useful too. It wound be wonderful to have these possibilities available with a few clicks in such a comprehensive software, rather than resorting to sandwiching viewports.
  10. Yes, I think this confirms my observation. But what about Landscape Areas? Anyway, I have one VW file open now. It seems that the criterion of Plant Record is present does the trick. No change if I untick all boxes. But if I tick both Symbols and Plug-in Objects then the count gets doubled.
  11. I also seem to have a magnetic personality - whenever I turned up at my mentor's lab at the uni, everyone's computers started to freeze or otherwise malfunction. I prefer your end of the spectrum though.
  12. I can imagine - since there is no other way to do it 😉 However, I shall resort to that for the time being. Thanks for advice. Any tips on the contents of these viewports, from your experience? As I mentioned before or another way?
  13. It sounds to me like at least three VPs: One for everything below the tree canopy, the one with the 3D view with shadows and the trees in plan on top. I will try to try it out when having a spare moment (which is unlikely during work hours). I really wish this works without workarounds. Hence posted here, I suppose.
  14. It seems it's something wrong with that particular file. I have worked in a couple of other since and they were mostly fine - sometimes crushed completely, i.e. aborted VW. Is there a way to diagnose where the source of corruption might be? I tried to move the contents across to a fresh file, but it does the same thing. Also, for my sanity, I would like to understand what level of computing is needed to switch between layers etc. I can't believe that a slow graphic card would have much to do with problems with selecting objects and switching layers. Is this something VW Tech Support Team can help with or perhaps a 3rd party diagnostics software?
  15. @bcd, thank you for the workaround. How would that work if you have other content in the Top/ Plan (2d) viewport? Nevertheless, I am hoping that such shading functionality will be considered normal in the future releases. I would really like to be independent on other software for the regular tasks.
  16. I was asked recently if we can show shadows of existing trees in [2D] tree survey plans. I didn't seem to find a way to do it otherwise than in the plan view, i.e. 3D. The BS5837 requires accounting for shading when assessing tree constraints. Would it be possible to create simple shadows in the 2D top plan view? A similar thing would be useful for the Massing Model, without the need to go into the plan view.
  17. Hi all, I am trying to produce an output for a project but I am struggling with controlling the lineweight in the xrefed dwg file. I went to viewport Visibilities, changed the relevant classes from the xref, but I can't change the lineweight. The colours change though. I also ticked "class overrides", but can't see any reaction. In the screenshot below, the thick blue and light blue lines have been set to 0.05 mm. The cyan line with fill is 0.25 and looks "normal". What am I missing? What else controls the dwg layers/ classes?
  18. @Pat Stanford thanks for suggestion. It worked in a blank file (non-template). Then I tried again in our company template - worked again. So I tried again in the file in which it wasn't working yesterday - and it works now. I don't know why - I haven't even closed the file since yesterday. Mysterious. Anyway, it works which is the most important. I would just like to know how to rectify such things when they happen. Thank you guys for your thoughts.
  19. @CipesDesign That's what I did - there was no other apparent solution.
  20. @CipesDesign, I had more elaborate editing in mind 😉 - such that would actually allow to modify the text for example. I tried with different sizes, and it seems that the unit text box is just aligned in such an awful way. As I said - I had not had this issue before, so not sure what has changed.
  21. Hi guys, can I asked additional question to the above? I am importing images to the Resource Manager to use them as fills for my conceptual design. What I find is that some images are reproduced licely, i.e. are big enough to be legible and give a sense of texture, whilst others are so tiny that the result is a solid colour and the micro-images comprising the fill are only visible under a massive zoom. I didn't seem to see correlation with the resolution here, when I tried the same image saved with different settings. I can obviously manipulate the image attributes, but only in the design layer. I would like to avoid that exercise altogether and be able to apply raster image fils only in sheet layers. Any ideas here?
  22. Hi guys, I just noted this problem with scale bar, where the unit mark overlaps with the figures. I can't find anything that controls that behaviour. The scale bar itself doesn't seem editable either. I didn't have that problem before. For now, I managed to group the bar and then edit it, but this means losing its dynamic behaviour and not a good workflow. Another surprise in v2021 or I am missing something really obvious?
  23. I will add my own query to this thread. When creating a worksheet for the plant schedule, do you tick to take into account symbols or plug-in objects? Or it doesn't matter? I know that when both are selected everything is counted twice, if not more. I am not sure if I understand the principle here.
  24. @Pat Stanford, thanks for giving it a thought. I had a similar situation before with a custom field in the TB. I was sure I had created it, but when I imported the TB definition/ style to a new file it was not there. Perhaps I chose the incorrect overwriting option when importing. How trace now. Anyway, I did it again and the required fields seem to be in the template now.


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