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    Architect
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    homepage.mac.com/architect.decleyn
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    architecture, culture, my family, sauna, motorbikes, the mountains, restaurants,
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    Europe (Brussels, Belgium)
  1. In Europe VW only works with a USB dongle, the one with a red light. But plugged into a Powerbook it is not so nice and it could demolish. When will Nemetschek produce a new kind of dongle ? ? PCMCIA wich will be fully insert into the Powerbook ? ? Bluetooh dongle ? ....
  2. Thanks, Katie I hope Tiger will do better as you told. We will try it out with raster checked on or print from OS 9.22.
  3. Situation : Drawing made with VW 9.5 ( we used the same drawing for the tests ) Prints with OS 9.22 VW 9.53 > perfect rounds, perfect dashed lines Prints with OS 9.22 VW 11. > perfect rounds, perfect dashed lines Prints with OS 10.3.7 VW 9.53 >imperfect rounds, imperfect dashed lines Prints with OS 10.3.6 VW 11. imperfect rounds, imperfect dashed lines Prints with OS 10.3.7 VW 10.5 EDU > imperfect rounds, imperfect dashed lines, awful drawings. Test done with different printers : XEROX TEKTRONIX A4 and HP A3 Colour ( 2 weeks old ). Tested with G4 933 MHz, G4 733 MHz, iBook G3 12" 600 MHz and Powerbook G4 15" 1,33 MHz. Same results ! What is wrong between VectorWorks 9.53 or 11.0.1 and OS X Panther 10.3.6 ?
  4. Try to move the walls 500 cm and convert. See what happens. Maybe your doors are glued to your walls.
  5. I know that somewhere on this planet someone has written a script to scale line weights. I remember that have seen it, but I don't know when and where ! But I'm sure it exist. Is it already taken as an option in VW11 ?
  6. I think you should NOT assign the "esc" to deselect because if you are rendering the escape can quit the rendering proces when something is going wrong. I had to do it several times. In OS 9.22 is use often Quickeys for : - going in one step from B/W to colours - switching in seeing the rest of drawing or not while entering into a group - going to the option "zoom into line-weight" or not - .... I think that alt-D should be a good option for this shortcut if it is not already used !
  7. I still have some problems using VW953 in combination with OS 922 ( Dutch versions). But we don't have VW10 in Europe. But, why is Katie asking if we'are running other applications, Shouldn't software be designed and released free of bugs and problems. I know that other applications can harm an other one, but software should be strong enough to face that. Who will sell a car that has only three wheels ? Nobody !
  8. The stamp is still there. You find it in one of your palets. You can even select a polygone arround it.
  9. Is it not so that in version VW10 we will be able to search and select easily symbols (or whatever) and that we could read the amount of selected objects in the info-palet ?
  10. Hi Charles, how are you ? Yes you're right, but we already have this script that works ONLY for walls in any document and for ARCHITECT users. But I don't know if the plug-in has been produced by Nemetschek or the Belgian Distributor for the local market. ( I bought 3 licenses VW Architecture, European Dutch version, are they worldwide all the same ? ..... I don't think so !) (( I could send you a screenshot of it )) ( I will have to ask them, because before in VW8.5 we had two options that that doesn't exist anymore in VW9.53 ( let's hope it will appear again in VW10 Europe version ), it was the DTM digital terrain modeller and a tool to make combined light walls. The last tool was also able to give use the whole list and quantities with the used materials in the light wall ( plaster, wood or metal, insulation, ... ) ) I needed different scripts ( 10, 20, maybe more ) linked to a push button that gives me immediately the desired wall, cirkel, arc, ... filled with the right hatch, ... height, .... put in the right class, layer and so on. Once you have made a script you can copy-paste it for use with other hatches. I think it is not a hard bit of a work, once you know that others could also take advantage of it and that the local distributor or Nemetschek are prepared to implement it in the next release or to learn from feedback of their users. The final purpose in making drawings is to choose from the beginning the right concept or input, after that the output ( measures, export ( to spreadsheet, DWG, ... ), printing, properties, ...) will so much easier to distillate from the document. It is indeed a challenge for me and maybe also others learning VS, translating ideas in a difficult language, learning from others in topics, forums and meetings. Exchanging ideas or scripts via this NNA forum is a powerful WWS (worldwidesupport) that we need to feed constantly. The main thing for me is not creating scripts but to design houses and therefore VW is a powerful abordable application. And sometimes I have this feeling that I need a special kind of plug-in that mades it much easier for me to do my job. I have that same challenge with FileMakerPro. I will keep on scripting, ;-)
  11. Isn't it the wet dream of every architect, having a tool that could do all the measurements for us ? But does VectorWorks not have incorporated spreadsheets and databases in wich you could do some of all those wishes ? It is not fully automatic, but I think you could save a lot of time. ( I use them from time to time ) I those spreadsheet you can put wall-length, wall-height and in other columns the right formulas which give the desired results. The spreadsheet will give you for every part of the wall what you want, but first of all you need to give a name to every part of your wall via the info-palet. But indeed it would be better to tell your application : " Give all the properties needed for that green wall, in layer 25, in class D45 .... and write it down in a database like FileMakerPro." Who can make that kind of superscript ?
  12. Dan, You're right, why not integrate systematically all the good scripts in the different tools, menu, ... whatever. VW is an application where each user can draw from different approaches because we have different habitudes. VW is multi-platform and could be more multi-habitudes. The nice thing in being human is that we are alle different !
  13. Very interesting and great, Nemetschek could supply it to the existing Scale Tool in the application. We could have different options: 1/ scale the selected object(s) or not ( in X, Y, and maybe Z direction ) 2/ scale the text or not 3/ scale the line-weight or not 4/ scale the whole document or not
  14. Please find hereafter a reply taht was posted in an other forum : ? SETVECTORFILL is a function so it returns a value, in this case a Boolean. You need a Boolean variable, such as my standard 'ok'. Then you need to get a handle to the object (eg. obHd := FSACTLAYER;) and assign a STRING to variable hatchName. So, the syntax is PROCEDURE SetHatchToSelection; VAR hatchName : STRING; obHd : HANDLE; ok : BOOLEAN; PROCEDURE SetHatch; BEGIN ok := SETVECTORFILL(obHd, hatchName); END; BEGIN { - main program - } obHd := FSACTLAYER; ok := TRUE; IF obHd <> NIL THEN BEGIN DoAllTheOtherStuff; WHILE ((obHd <> NIL) & ok)) DO BEGIN SetHatch; IF ok THEN ObHd := NEXTSOBJ(obHd) ELSE ALRTDIALOG(CONCAT('No such hatch as ', hatchName)); END; END ELSE ALRTDIALOG('Nothing selected'); END; RUN(SetHatchToSelection); DoAllTheOtherStuff is one or more procedures to do the dialog and buttons or whatever. This is just off the top of my head, but should be approximately right (except for parentheses and so on). The test for hatch existing above is not a clever one. Petri Sakkinen 4D Form Architects Melbourne, Australia ? from http://www.vectordepot.com/forum/

 

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