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DBrown

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  1. Archicad keep "inspirating" in Vectorworks, they have classes now, Vectorworks could take some ideas from Archicad, like Stacked Walls, speedier sections and elevations, real life bounding options for materials, a usable stair tool, and MEP tools, and the list goes on...
  2. You can try to use the horizontal section Viewport option too, but guest what, is half baked too
  3. You are out of luck, the Cut Plane is half baked, it only would work with walls, and nothing else, you will have to use 2D linework to represent projected objects, like slabes above or roof above and the list goes on...
  4. Great comment, most of the new people we have in the office complain that Vectorworks is like a beta version of Revit...
  5. You are out of luck if you are trying to create a that roof with the crippled Roof tools we have in Vectorworks, you will have to model every component using extrusions, assign the same classes as your components and then create a symbol, so you have the correct 2D representation
  6. For what I can see, WinDoor is like light years ahead of anything the standard VW Doors and windows ancient tools can offer!! I'm really hoping this set of tools will be made available for all VW users...
  7. It would be great to have more options for fascia in the Roof, specially in the Roof faces, but the roofs have been needing an update for ages now, all the BIM tools have them, I think that's why the marketshare of Vectorworks for architects is shrinking, is getting harder and harder to find young architects/drafters do not know Vectorworks, the jsut know Revit or Archicad...
  8. I'm with you on that, all the others BIM applications have stairs that put our stair tool to shame, the other day one of the interns was saying that Vectorworks is like an old beta version of Revit....
  9. So this will be available to all countries or only to the localized versions of Vectorworks for Australia?
  10. Sadly no, the component wrap only works in 2D, you will need to cheat a little bit in 3D, using your own extrusions, yet another of the shortcomings of the wall tool...
  11. If you are using light construction method's is ok, but when you are using brick/concrete/mortar/stucco the correct quantities are very important, so is sad Vectorworks can't insert beams into walls and the wall be smart enough to surround the beam with the components, the same issue with the columns, if you insert a column into a wall the wall components are ignored and this is very important in the quantities of large buildings, all other BIM software's do this, except Vectorworks.
  12. You are out of luck with the stair tool, the Tool is so clunky and poorly designed you would not achieve this... The best workflow is to use it as a base, go to a 3D view and un-group the stair and finish the model yourself and as others pointed draw manually the 2D part and convert it into a symbol
  13. Yes, if you check the French, the Dutch, the Australian and the Italian versions of Vectorworks, the Window/Door tool is impressive, the English version tool is a joke compared to those other localized versions..
  14. The Window/Door tool in the english version it's a shame compared with that window/tool Sadly in Vectorworks North America there is no will to improve in the slightest the tool, so we can only drool over the samples you share
  15. Yes, I'll like to know if we have some time frame, right now we are using the C4D export and is not 100% reliable
  16. Sadly true... the window tool in the english version is terrible,
  17. With the sad state of our actual wall tool, the work-around that @Jonathan Pickup suggested is a good alternative...
  18. I've got the impression that the employees from Vectorworks whom read the forums requests, either don't report the submitted requests or if they do they get lost inside Vectorworks, it's outrageous to see requests from 2007 not taken into account !!! That's an awesome idea!!! or maybe we can ask the German or French distributor to make the plugins for sale in English!
  19. Yet another example of the sort-sighted vision on Vectorworks, this is an amazing windows and door tool, but alas, not for everybody...
  20. I've asking and the price I got for Archicad is for all Latin American countries, regardless of the economy and Vectorworks is the most expensive of the lot..
  21. I'm also baffled with, it seems that the other distributors found the tools are short on options and created their own seeing that Vectorworks is not willing/caring to improve the doors and windows, and worst, no even trying to get those toosl for the rest of the user base... Just see this post, it resume the Door / Window situation
  22. Those tools are amazing!! And they are present in the German, French and the Italian version, I don't know why we don't have them in the English version, it blow my mind, how stupid it is...
  23. I'll also like to know a good workflow for this, I'm thinking seriously in moving over the entire office to Archicad...
  24. I'm glad you take the frustration of the Mac Users as a joke.. I've been using the VectorMEP plugins to try to circumvent the lack of tools in Vectorworks, the plugins work great, but, since they are done by just one guy, he does his best to keep up with the anual release of Vectorworks, and the tool don't have all the parts needed for bigger projects. I still have to export the projects to Revit in IFC in order to create MEP drawings I agree, the slab tool has gotten more powerful and efficient over the years, my question where is the love for the Wall Tool?
  25. I've bought all the plug-ins form AF Design, the gutter tool works great, the custom beams too
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