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Chris D

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  1. This is a classic example of the choice we have to make between the dumb but repetitive efficiency of symbols (and even viewports) and the intelligent but repetitive inefficiency of drawing everything separately.

    This will be a big problem going forward where data needs to be attached to the buildings AND spaces AND furniture (i.e. all levels of objects) at the same time. VW needs a concept shift to handle this.

  2. Ah, the old box sash window with 'checked' reveal.

    Christiaan is right that the level of detail required isn't something that can be expected of a BIM window just yet. BUT checked reveals should be available, otherwise:

    - the masonry opening can't be scheduled (it's different on the inner leaf and the outer leaf with a checked reveal)

    - the frame appearance is completely wrong on elevation (the frame is mostly hidden with a checked reveal)

    So how common are box sashes and checked reveals in the UK?...box sashes not so common now, but checked reveals are standard practice in Scotland.

  3. Tiles look useful, but they are abstract so I'm not going to learn how to use them or invest any time in setting up any for the office. How well do they export to DWG? IFC? Do they relate to world objects and have intelligent behaviours? We need less abstraction for the Architect version of VW, not more.

  4. Speaking for myself I've recently managed to model two projects in 3D with BIM principles in mind. One is my own small house refurb and the other is a 4-building 6-storey residential/student scheme.

    To think you have the most postings and BIM critiques and your first BIM project was modeling your house refurbishment? Thats ironic... lets hope they (NAG) dont follow your example.

    You mean a practice should jump in head first and do BIM on their most complex projects? That would be reckless. We're also looking at BIM on a marginal basis because frankly VW isn't ready for primetime.

  5. I can't speak for Christiaan, but just because I hang around here a lot doesn't make me a guru...in fact I've only begun 3D working recently (mainly because VW was so bad previously I didn't bother...).

    I've learned that if you keep threads on here alive long enough....a guru will show up eventually though...

  6. One of my colleagues came across a similar issue yesterday but with the soffit. Interested in a solution too.

    Imagine my surprise when one of my colleagues asked me the very same thing this morning. Fascia and soffit are on the floor instead of the roof.. Any answers?

  7. Here is a section of Andersen Casement windows

    Hey be careful...there's some modern measurements on there in brackets...the Amish wouldn't like those.

    Don't you think 73mm is easier than 2 and 7/8" ?

    How do you cope with decimal inches mixed with fractional inches??? Whats 5/8" + 6.3" ?? How do you cope with it at all? It's so much easier to add 16mm to 160mm to get 176mm. You guys must make mistakes all the time....no wonder you still build like the Amish.

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