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Matthias Sch.

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  1. Hello @Nikolay Zhelyazkov, Yes - It does this always, not only the first time. Okay. Tested again: The initial one takes about 4-5s, and the others about 3-4. And also when switching from Category "User-Defined" to "<All>". If there is a cache after the first run, and I assume you do not reload the whole file when a category is changed, maybe it's the propagation of the "Make/Model" list? Best regards Matthias
  2. Hi Conrad, thanks for the hint. Is this new in 2021? Best regards Matthias
  3. I really like the fact, that changes to "Devices DB" do not require a restart of VW any more 🙂 Thanks for that! But now, it seems the Device Builder loads the file every time it is displayed. I measured it a few times, and it always took about 3.5 to 4.5 seconds from clicking with the tool until the window is shown. Since this is every time I used the tool, it get's a bit protracted when inserting lots of devices with this tool. It looks like it loads and parses the list every time the window is shown. Maybe some kind of cache would be cool (based on file change timestamp)? Or a button to reload the files in ConnectCAD setting (like for connectors and signal types)? No Test-File needed. Steps to reproduce: - Open a new document based on ConnectCAD Metric template - Select "Device Builder" tool - Click at the document ... you see the delay then. Tested on: Latest MacBook Pro 16", macOS 10.15.6, 8x 2.4G i9, 64GB RAM, VW2021 INTL.
  4. After Upgrading from 2020 to 2021, already connected Term Panels can not be connected with a 2nd wire. Example: You have 2 Term Panels for connections between 2 locations, and then (besides the location link) you want to add the connections for the devices. - This was possible in 2020, but clicking the Socket in 2021 does just ignore it. - Connection an unused socket works. - Changing the "Number of Circuits" to 2 on the inside port object does not help. - Deleting the "location link" allows a new connection. But still only 1 at a time. See attached files. In 2021, it is possible to connect things to TP 17-20 but not to 01-16. TermPanel2020.vwx TermPanel2021.vwx
  5. Hey Conrad, thanks for this really detailed solution. The workaround with ungrouping and pasting into a new device is god to know as a solution for this one: But now it looks like a bit more effort then I was trying to explain ... I'm sorry. I was really searching for a quick way to just change a few sockets without having to edit every single socket. I know about saving a new symbol, but in this case this is not a solution, since the term panels do not always have the same amount of same connectors. Like having the "Object Info" item from attached screenshot 2 at the level of attached screenshot 1. Bit I think this requires some kind of "link" from the device itself to the inside socket? Currently it it like in attached video. But this can be time-intense for lots of term panels. Best regards Matthias Screen Recording 2020-09-19 at 20.48.15.mov
  6. Hey Conrad, thanks for that. But I wanted to change the "Connector" field on multiple/all items. For example from RJ45 to RJ11. Unfortunately I have to wait until November for 2021. Even if I'm using the EN version, but it looks like I can't get a 2021 serial before 2021 DE version is released (i bought the german version but the whole team uses english) 😞 By the way: I normally use search app-help.vectorworks.net before asking 😉 Best Regards Matthias
  7. Hey, I was searching for the same thing. I think at least 3 settings would be really helpful: - vertical spacing (from line to line) - horizontal spacing (from line start point to line start point) - vertical items (if set to 5, then after 5 items it jumps to the next column with $horizontalspacing distance 🙂 ) - and an option to hide the default "legend" label Just as an idea. It would be really helpful because I think most legend "formats" can be done with this, and it does not break the "refresh" function (as the vwx group does). Best Regards Matthias
  8. Hi there, another *TP (term panel) question incoming. I know, it looks like I#m practicing for the next patch-panel-olympics 😉 Is it somehow possible to change multiple/all connectors at once? Imagine you have a RJ45 data term panel with 20 connections, but need RJ11. Currently the only way is: - double klick on DTP socket device - click on the socket - select the connector from dropdown list - exit device ... and repeat this 20 times. I'm wondering if there is a "mass edit device" tool or something like that? I gave the Spotlight Numbering tool a try, but this only sees the whole device and not the underlaying socket object. Thanks for any hint 🙂 Test-File is attached ... Best Regards Matthias Test-ChangeSockets.vwx
  9. Regarding the workaround: I tried to avoid the direct connection, because the other socket is literally at the opposite side of the whole drawing 😄 An idea for a more permanent solution - just thinking out loud: Currently, drawing circuits respect vertices on a path. This is handy for "forcing" another direction or aligning circuits next to each other. What if arrow connections also respect vertices on a path? So no matter which direction the signal of a socket flows, the arrow always points in the direction of the next vertex? Respecting the vertices would maybe also solve this issue, because a vertex can indicate the direction and the length of the arrow? Best regards Matthias
  10. Hey Conrad, thanks for the guide. This is exactly how i did it recently. I was just wondering about a faster way 😉 Regarding the names: Sure, I do. But the screenshot was based on the attached test-file, to give the developer a simple explanation without digging through a huge project file 😉 Best regards Matthias
  11. Hi Conrad, thanks for your explanation. This is a real case, yes. Attached, there is a screenshot of the actual project I'm working on. We have 2 locations connected together with 24 CAT6a connections. This is shown by 2 DTP which are connected together. And since CAT6a is not only for LAN/ethernet (bi-directional) connections, it can happen to send the data from a device to the patch panel for usage at the other location. In our case, there is a HDMI to CAT converter, which extends a video signal to use it at another location. This is directional and therefore the device has an OUT socket. But as i said, I asked for help 😉 So if I have to adjust my workflow, I'm happy to do it. I just did not find a better way? Maybe you have an advice for me? Thanks! Matthias

 

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