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Phileas

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  1. @drelARCH ok... sorry I couldn't help... I have no idea what the problem could be
  2. @drelARCH Are the rotated doors and windows standard objects made with their respective tool? Or did you make them symbols? I experienced a similar issue with windows on a project of mine, and rotating the corresponding objects 90 degrees in the editing window of the symbol solved the issue
  3. Hey so I'm working on the water evacuation system of a terrace, and I've encountered a problem that I believe is impossible to solve with the slab drainage tool: This is a quick sketch of what the slab looks like. Now here comes the problem: This terrace is on the first floor, so the sides of the slab you see here need to be joined to the concrete slab of the first floor of the house. To do so without creating an insulation problem with the heated rooms below, this joint needs to be done using "thermal consoles" (or I don't know how you call them in english, basically 8cm thick insulation panels with steel beams, capable of carrying the weight of the terrace just like normal concrete). Thing is, these thermal consoles have a fixed height, and can only be joined to a slab with the exact thickness matching this height. So all the sides of my terrace slab need to be exactly 22cm thick. So what I would want to do in VW would be to somehow tell the program "OK so all the sides of this slab are 22cm thick, the drain is 7cm lower, please adjust the slopes so they match these requirements". With the slab drainage tool, I can adjust the desired maximum thickness value of the slab, the altitude of the drain, and the slopes by hand. The point is, I have no way to ultimately fix the thickness of the edges of the slab and have the slopes calculated by VW, I can only fix the slopes and then have the thickness calculated, which is useless to me here. So if anyone has a solution for this (other than creating a 3D-Object counterpart to my slab and then use the "substract 3D Object from slab" command), please let me know. If there is no real solution, then I'd like to know where I can add this feature to the wish lists for future versions of VW. Also for the wish list: The automatic cotations of the slopes that are generated by the slab drainage tool are impossible to move around properly, and the only way to edit them somehow is through classes. I'd like to be able to edit them like normal text characters, that would make everything much easier.
  4. @Hans-Olav Embarrassing confession time: This is exactly what I wanted to do this whole time, but it never actually crossed my mind to try and right-click the blue handles. I right-clicked the drain probably 250 times, but never thought of trying to click the handles 😞 I feel stupid lmao Thanks man you saved me again, if I could I'd like your comments ten times 😉
  5. @Hans-Olav How do you edit the endpoints of a slab? I've never seen a dialogue box where you can set a thickness for a particular spot of a slab
  6. Hey so I have a pretty specific window in my project that I had to create using 3D Objects because the window tool wasn't powerful enough to do it. Which means I can't add a sill to that window as easily as with the window tool. For aesthetic purposes, this window is set to have a double sill (one underneath the other, so that the condensation water from the window is evacuated, and an upper one that hides the lower so it seems like there is no transition between inside and outside (see my attached screenshots)). In order to keep the building well insulated, the lower sill is set to be lying on insulation material and screwed to the window frame, and the upper one simply screwed to the window frame: Here's a 3D view of it: My Problem is the result I get in a Section view: VW renders a line that links the part of the sills, which makes the whole thing look wrong: unfortunately I can't get these line to disappear... some help would be appreciated
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    Problem with 3D Objects in section view

    @Diego-Resuelvectorworks Worked perfectly, thx 🙂
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    Cutting holes in slabs

    In the project I'm currently working on, I've got a window whose guiding rails are inserted in the concrete slab above. I wanted to know if there was a way to cut a corresponding hole into that concrete slab, without using this tool: , because it cuts through the whole slab, which is something I don't want. Here's a screenshot with the part of the slab I'd want to cut highlighted: I know I could create an extrude in the corresponding rectangular shape, place it where I want the hole and use "substract volumes" to get what I want. Then I'd have to assign a fill to the new 3D Object my slab became, so that it still appears as concrete in section views. The problem with that method is that the resulting entity is not a "slab" object anymore, so any reshaping of the boundaries would become quite time-consuming... I wanted to cut that hole without changing the object style.
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    Cutting holes in slabs

    @Markvl Lucky me I have 2018 lol 🙂 Made my life a lot easier since @Hans-Olav showed me this feature
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    Cutting holes in slabs

    @Hans-Olav thank you very much my friend 🙂
  11. I wanted to know if it is possible to set the options of a 3D Object (an extrude for example) in a way that the Extrude would show a fill in a vertical section view, like floor slabs do.
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    3D Object Fill in a section view possible?

    @Hans-Olav worked perfectly 🙂 I wanted to thank you for helping me so much recently, I'm quite a newbie to Vectorworks and still learning
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    3D Object Fill in a section view possible?

    @Hans-Olav Thank you very much! Do you happen to know how I assign a fill to a 3D Object?
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    space tool sludge

    @jnr could you show a screenshot of the things you activated in your 3D options panel? I'd like to see a screenshot of your problem actually, I'm not sure I have the solution but you got my attention there. Quite surprised that your Mac can't handle a part of VW with the specs I read in your signature
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    Weird window Frames

    Hey so I'm working on a window, and when adding some extra struts using this command block of the window tool: I get this type of weird result: Obviously I don't want these two weird struts to stick out like that... Anyone knows where I went wrong when configuring the window?
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    Trouble with Window Insertion

    I'm experiencing some trouble with the window tool when it comes to inserting a window into a wall when the window takes up the whole wall... Here's how I would want it to be inserted into the surrounding elements: - Plan view: Insertion in adjacent walls: - Section View: Insertion in floor and ceiling: Well obviously not that detailed, but I would at least want my window to be sitting in the right component of the wall/floor slab/ceiling slab. Or, if that's impossible, I'd want to have the window inserted into the right part of the wall, and not the "exterior, interior or Center of the wall"... cause all I have achieved until now is this: And that's not how it will ultimately look like. If I can't insert the side frames into the insulation component of the wall, I'd want to have it at least sitting against that component and not against the concrete, which is just plain wrong in my case. Same problem with the upper and lower frame of the window: they are both sitting on top of their respective slab, instead of cutting into it: I know that it's not a major issue, cause that kind of precision is not necessary at that scale, but in my opinion the goal when using a program like VW should be to try to be as close to reality as possible. So I'd still like to know if there's a way to be more precise here. I hope you can understand what I mean, english is not my first language so please excuse me if I made any mistakes.
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    Trouble with Window Insertion

    @Hans-Olav hahahhaha should have read this earlier, actually destroyed both the symbol and the wall ^^ luckily I always make backup saves so no big deal 🙂 To correct it, I simply reduced the distance between the window and the outer part of the wall till the lines were one above another, and then moved the whole window back into the right position. worked out fine. Hope you understood what I did, I can show you some screens otherwise
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    Weird Plan view of a window

    I've got some trouble with a top/plan view of a window: After making my window using the window tool, then making it a symbol and pushing that symbol into the right position in the wall, I get this in a Plan view: as you can see, it looks like there is a window sill (or some other part of the window) sticking out of the wall. But that's 1) plain wrong and 2) it isn't even true, when you take a look at it in 3D you can clearly see that everything is right: Any Idea on how I can Overwrite the 2D (plan view) part of the window without altering its 3D ?
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    Weird Plan view of a window

    UPDATE: I SOLVED MY PROBLEM NO HELP NEEDED THANK YOU 🙂
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    Trouble with Window Insertion

    @Hans-Olav Ok all my Problems mentionned above are solved, thanks for that I'm confronted to a new one now: After making my window a symbol and pushing that symbol into the right position in the wall, I get this in a Plan view: as you can see, it looks like there is a window sill (or some other part of the window) sticking out of the wall. But that's 1) plain wrong and 2) it isn't even true, when you take a look at it in 3D you can clearly see that everything is right: Any Idea on how I can Overwrite the 2D (plan view) part of the window without altering its 3D ? UPDATE: SOLVED MY OWN PROBLEM NO HELP NEEDED ANYMORE 🙂
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    Trouble with Window Insertion

    @Hans-Olav Yup worked perfectly fine 🙂 thank you very much! The cool thing with symbols is that I can choose a vertical offset as well, allowing me to fit the upper and lower frame of the window to the correct component of the slab! Problem solved 🙂
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    Trouble with Window Insertion

    @Hans-Olav Oooh ok sorry my bad I misunderstood I'll give that a shot if it works it is a solution I can live with
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    Trouble with Window Insertion

    @Hans-Olav hey yeah I've been thinking about making symbols out of my windows, which will probably take about as long as adjusting every single option in the actual tool... well I've tried and it's actually very time-consuming. What kinda pisses me off is that I already had to create my stairs from scratch using 3D Polygons and make them symbols afterwards, because the stair tool is simply not powerful enough (I'm not the only one complaining, there is a whole topic about the problems with the stair tool). Now I have to make my windows using polygons as well, because the tool isn't powerful enough. If I wanted to make everything using polygons I would have bought Sketchup or Blender or any other 3D Modeling software, would have saved me a big pile of money and time apparently... You mentionned contacting my local distributor. Do you happen to know where on the VW Website I can do that?
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    Broken tape measuring tool?

    So I just arrived back to my office after holidays, and I start working like I usually do and come to a point where I need to measure the vertical distance between to point, which is normally nothing difficult... Like I always do, I grab my tape measuring tool (that one: ) (yeah I'm french) and start measuring. But somehow it doesn't work like it used to: if I scroll the mouse-wheel while measuring because I need to zoom out or in, the point I clicked to start the measuring moves as well, making it impossible to move the screen while measuring. But that's not the end: it seems like the tool doesn't actually measure the distance between 2 points anymore: if I measure the distance between 2 points (whithout zooming while doing it) it mesures something, but depending on my zoom level, the distance between the 2 same points changes drastically (see attached screenshots) , making me wonder if I somehow broke my measuring tool lol. Update: after testing about everything, I figured out the tool still works normally in a Plan view. But that's all if I go to any 3D view my tape tool goes kaputt 😞
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    Broken tape measuring tool?

    @herbieherb Thank you so much, worked perfectly 🙂

 

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