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  1. Hello, I am experiencing difficult time with structural member. Using them as simple ceiling beams parallel to each other, not interconnected into net. (see attachment). Everything works fine until I want to reposition (drag and move to new place) in top/plan view any of the members. It is glued to the place and will not move. I paid special attention when inserting members not to have tools auto-snap function on. Doesn't help. Option+ click and then drag function for duplication works ok but movement not. This sticky behaviour is persisting problem of structural member. Never was working. I have to say this tool is far from working...i wonder what was the point that it has got material resource implemented... and framing member that works quite ok not...??? At our office we want be consistent with usage of material resource as much as possible. Timber members are great part of most of the projects (pitched roofs) that we do. At the moment we are confused if structural member will eventually replace framing member. What direction development goes? Can someone form vectorworks confirm if one of the tool is legacy tool. I don't see any mention about these tool on public road map. And if structural member is future please fix it! Any idea or workaround for time being would be greatly welcome. Thanks
  2. Data Visualizations. I am on VW2021 and it is one of the greatest tool in vectorworks. We use it extensively. We use DV in many cases not to in fact display data but adjust objects attributes while drawing/modeling on design layer. For example stone hatches tend to slow down computer a lot so we mapped those hatches using DV with simple geometry hatch types and it works really well.
  3. Hi vectorworks community, I wonder if people use standard naming tool (found in File>Document Settings>Standard Naming...) for daily work as a part of their office standard template...is it of any use and if yes is it reliable to do what it suggest? My main aim is to have classes in my own language - not english, ones that are coming automatically with certain inserted objects (site model, site modifier, roads, window, doors...) I have been experimenting little bit with these tool with mixed feelings so far. For example class name for site modifier will not change even if I have mapped it with custom name...still coming as: Site-DTM-Modifier What about copying objects from other files (ones with standard VW arch active ). Will it bring classes with that standard names or will it rename accordingly my custom standard....? What about class attributes that can be defined within dialogue...will it override existing class attributes? What is best approach to use this tool? Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.
  4. Before asking questions I was looking at help manual too and got same feeling about FormatField. To be honest if this is not straightforward as controlling database through regular cell I would probably give up. Definitely It would be really nice to have it but am bit sceptic about script and all the maintenance it might require in future. But maybe I am wrong...never used script within worksheet. I am certainly opened to learn new stuff on my vectorworks journey. Thanks for all your effort!
  5. Thanks guys, No luck here... I indeed placed instance of symbol (symbol name =Projekt Box) on individual layer (Support-DO NOT EDIT-) and formula goes like this: =FormatField(((S='Projekt Box') & (L='Support-DO NOT EDIT-')), 'Projekty', 'Projekt') but unfortunately doesn't bring 'Projekt' field pop-up menu. @Pat Stanfordcan I use Record.Field as a spreadsheet function? I haven't tried it yet.
  6. Hi @ZindyCCZ Thanks for your reply. What I can confirm I bought this license in september 2010 and at that time my Mac was running latest OS X Version 10.6 (Snow Leopard, release date: 28 aug. 2009). I Cant confirm if it is compatible with 10.5.8. from my own experience, but as you can see from chart from my previous post vectorworks 2011 is officialy compatible with OS X 10.5 (Leopard, Intel based) and is NOT officialy compatible with OS X 10.5 (Leopard, PowerPC). So this might help you. I dont have any older version.
  7. Anyone with idea how to correctly use FormatField function in example in previous post...?
  8. Aha...Is that so? Criteria builder would be definitely something more cleaner, professional. I have one more question. As I know by now how to control database trough regular cell It would be nice to take it one step further and create in that cell kind of drop down menu or pop-up menu of items from format field 'Projekt'. Then I dont have to type in but rather select it from menu. I am trying to do it spreadsheet way using FORMATFIELD function with formula like this: =FORMATFIELD(((T=SYMBOL) & (N='drop-down-menu')), 'Projekty', 'Projekt') Projekty = Name of record format Projekt = format field ...but it doesnt work. Any idea what I am doing wrong? Thanks
  9. What a joy! Thanks @Pat Stanford and @Peter Vandewalle I have been wishing to be able to do this for quite some time. It is definitely there! This gives nice flexibility working with databases...and it is so easy!
  10. Thanks @Peter Vandewalle, Can you be more specific how to exactly do it. Existing formula: =DATABASE(((S='Projekt Box') & ('Projekty'.'Stupeň'='AŠ') & (LOC='oblast kalkulacie'))) /Stupeň = Phase/ New formula =DATABASE(((S='Projekt Box') & ('Projekty'.'Stupeň'='AŠ') & ('Projekty'.'Projekt'='C2') & (LOC='oblast kalkulacie'))) /field with specific project name added/ I wish to create separate databases for same project (cell: C2). Each database for different project phase (Stupeň). I suppose my cell reference is not written correctly in database formula...
  11. Hi Pat, Thanks for quick response. I have sent you direct message with the file. Hopefully everything is clear even though it is mainly in slovak language. 😉
  12. Hello vectorworks community, I wonder how to achieve something like this: Have one symbol that its text parts are linked to one record format fields. It act as a container for storing of informations about any specific project that somebody in office was working on. Its about logging working time on daily bases...filling calendar. Informations consist of: Project ID, tasks worked on, time spent on working task, drawn by etc. Now I want to collect data through worksheet database particularly overall time spent on specific project for specific project phase. I wish I could type into one designated cell within worksheet field value (Project ID) and that way control criteria of database results. So the results show only items (symbols) where same Project ID is checked. Then whenever I need to type in different Project ID and get different results. Everything happening in one worksheet. I see that in some Preformated Reports materials quantity - take off you can type name of material directly into database header and get quantity of that material...yeah this is something closer...but i wish to have one cell apart of database where i could type in Project ID and control one database or even few databases (differ by project phase for specific project) results same time. Any idea how to achieve something like this. Is it at all possible? Thanks a lot for any input.
  13. Hi @ZindyCCZ Thanks for your response. If needed here is official compatibility list:
  14. Hi @Michael Gilbert I have VW Fundamentals 2011 Mac available. As I am looking on this compatibility list, it is officially not compatible with OS X Tiger but it might work... There is DVD and one dongle key included. I used it for Mac but I think it is hybrid installation pack. In case you are interested please write me direct message. Thanks. Pavol
  15. Hi @ZindyCCZ, I have VW Fundamentals 2011 Mac available. There is DVD and one dongle key included. I used it for Mac but I think it is hybrid installation pack. How much are you willing to pay for this one licence? In case you are interested please write me direct message. Thanks. Pavol


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