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  1. Hi,

    im working with VW 2020 SP4, German, Architect. It happens sporadically, mainly after switching between more applications, that the object infopallette suddenly does show any object parameters only when I click into the text-fields. The only solution I know is resetting the VW 2020 user-folder. Is there any known issue? I never experienced anything like this before during the last 10 years (and I've been working myself in the German Vectorworks helpdesk-team for about 5 years)

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  2. 9 minutes ago, Samuel Derenboim said:

    no, was referring to project sharing (where two users can work on the file simultaneously. I thought that was what you were referring to.


    I only said, that referencing lost a little importance in Vectorworks since project sharing somehow. (for reasonable thoughts of course) however, both, project sharing and references are useful tools, in my opinion.

  3. hi,

    as far as I understood the data manager now does take an important role in the Vectorworks Bim workflow. In fact it offers great possibilities in optimizing a project's BIM-workflow. However, everytime I apply some changes to the data-mapping settings, the actual Data-Manager set switches from the last saved to "actual settings". Each time I want to save the settings, after having them modified, I have to insert the Data-set name manually.

    That's incomfortable for two reasons.


    1) I would prefer to see a list of possible data sets, I already saved to be able to chose a set to overwrite instead of having to rewrite the set name everytime I apply some changes to the data mappings


    2) the bigger problem is, that, the more I have to rewrite the same "data-set"-name, the higher is the probability, that I either some writing mistakes or I maybe lose some settings...


    However, the way Data Sets are stored in the data manager now is not 100% practical.

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  4. On 3/12/2019 at 12:14 PM, elepp said:

    my wish is relative forward. I would like to have a BIMcollab plug-in for Vectorworks. The SDK is available and having it would greatly improve our workflow.

    Having to use the BIMcollab zoom viewer to check on issues in the cloud is not really ideal. And all the other big boys in the BIM game are having a plug-in, why not join?


    forward? Revit does have a bimcollab plugin, and, afaik archicad does support bimcollab, too

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  5. nope, that's not the problem. I checked the settings. As you can see on the screenshots, the suffix is missing and it's not the finder-setting, which causes the suffix to disappear. However, a hidden file-suffix would however be recognized by the operating system. So, double-clicking the ifc-file would change the file-icon and automatically open the file in the preferred ifc-application. Both doesn't happen in my case. As you can see in the screenshot, macOS asks me whether I want to add a file-suffix or not.

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  6. this might be a wish, but, however, I first try to post the issue here:


    I'm working with Vectorworks 2020 SP3 on Mac (10.12 - Sierra)

    Everytime I try to export an ifc-file I need to add the *.ifc-suffix manually. Why? is it the same on Windows, too?

    Also macOS needs the ifc-suffix too be able to connect the file to my models-checker,... Solibri...

  7. during the design process walls, slabs, roofs not always keep the same thickness. Instead sometimes there can happen some changes. However, you often still keep the same wall/slab/roof-styles to design the building, you just modify the thickness of the bearing wall component, of the outer insulation,... However it's always necessary to note the total thickness or the thickness of some components in the style name, so everybody in the design-team can find the wished style easily. The problem is, that you have to fill in the changed thickness always more than one time. This can also cause some mistakes.


    The best solution would be, enabling the resource browser to show the total wall thickness and all component sizes as well. So, somebody also for example could change the order of the displayed walls by their specific size.


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  8. Hi there,


    The new advanced Data Manager in Vectorworks 2020 offers better and more advanced possibilities to control ifc-psets directly with the info-palette window on Vectorworks and gives the user the possibility to manage the project in a direct and individual way.


    One of our ideas for example is, to control some psets directly with the object-stylename. We want to organize a style name in more parts.

    1) (WA=Wall, ST=Stütze=Column,...)  

    2) A=Aussen(outside); I=Innen(inside)

    3) TR=Tragend(load bearing - yes); NTR=nichttragend(load bearing - no)



    if([Style.Name]='WA*','TRUE','FALSE') - doesn't work

    if([Style.Name]<'WA-I','TRUE','FALSE') does work



    if([Style.Name]='*TR*','TRUE','FALSE') doesn't work

    if([Style.Name]<'WA-A-TR','FALSE',if([Style.Name]<'WA-I-TR')&([Style.Name]>'WA-A-TR-Z-999'),'FALSE','TRUE') does work


    My question: Why doesn't any of those wildcards ( * ) work? Is there an alternative function, which allows me to get every wallstyle-name which contains a specific part of a predefined name? (like described in option 2) or 3)?

  9. 12 hours ago, Taproot said:

    The challenge is that if you have any objects in the eliminated classes in other files (like your libraries for instance) you will have to remove them remove them there as well.  Otherwise, when you import objects that have the extraneous classes assigned to them, they will automatically be added back into your new file.


    sure 🙂 if I could do sth like this with an automated procedure, that would be great...

  10. 13 hours ago, michaelk said:

    The simplest way might be to delete the *-2, *-3, *-4 classes.  You will get a dialog box giving you the option to delete the objects in those classes or assign those objects to another class.


    that's an option, of course, however it does imply a lot of handwork, and the less "handwork" I have to do, the more I prevent doing mistakes, and spending time 😉

    it's a job to me, which could be done automated more quickly and efficiently

  11. We actually are reworking on our class-organization in the office.

    There are a few ways to batch-rename more than one class in Vectorworks, for example by using an excel-generated tab-stop separated worksheet/text-file...

    However, every way I try does not solve an important issue:

    Renaming different classes into the same class-name unfortunately doesn't work.


    However, simplyfieing our class structure is one of the main goals of this task.


    So, does anyone have an idea how to accomplish this job most efficiently and easily?

    For example a script, which deletes all classes with the appendix *-2, *-3, *-4... and moves the class-content to the * called class... could be an idea, somehow. However I'm not sure if it really works...


    thanks a lot!

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