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  1. I have actually found another way to solve my problems and it maddens me because it is so easy and perfect... Instead of asking to show me the last dash of the class with a script (or layer) I ask the worksheet to show me the class (or layer) description. It also allows me to be super flexible on the text. Thanks for the hand, I did learn a lot of all of this! Have a good day gents!
  2. Did not work sadly (And even sadder the program did not crushed, no lightshow). Script sounds fun, count me in!
  3. Thanks, I tried to create a script to get the last name after a - of a layer, but it doesn't seem to work. What I am doing wrong?
  4. I get it! So in the sake of my example, I could add further details to my parkades: -what use -if it is accessible - if it is visitor Makes more sense thanks! Will try it out!
  5. Thanks Michael the script works great! I am not sure to understand why attaching a database record is better. Does it not make a lot of the information redundant and adds another layer of coordination? I guess there must be another world of how to use the record format I have not understood yet! Time to get a refresher tutorial! Thanks for the great help!
  6. Evening, I am setting up some worksheet and was wondering if there is a way to : (yellow highlights) filter my class name showing in my worksheet to only show the last part of the class name (purple highlights) filter my symbols name in my worksheet to only show the last part of the name Thanks, Greg
  7. We do data tags and worksheets in the Design file. We do keynotes and dimensions in the plot file. I am quite new in VWX so I am not sure which type of referencing I did. I created a viewport from the view menu and asked it to be an exterior source. I am interested into learning how to do it other ways and figure out what would be the best practice for this. I guess that the other way is what @Christiaan is referring to. Everybody has their file no need of shared project file. We had a lot of issue when we where multiple persons working on on document (wall, doors, windows, line and a lot of random stuff disappearing).
  8. Morning experts, I have done some reading about VWX and big files and how to makes them lighter and easier to handle. A lot of time I have stumbled on the words: "Plot file/ Production file", funnily enough it explains a concept but only vaguely. It comes with the idea of having separate type of files: DESIGN FILES, where you have all of your designs It can be split in multiples file for example (exterior walls, core, units, structure,...) PLOT FILES, where your references all of those design files and do the annotation/sheet layers in it. It seems those can also be split per document type (Plan, RCP, Sections, Elevations,...) I am trying it out on a building project, and do start to see some great improvement: The design file does not have any sheet layers anymore, making it 1/3 of it's original size The sheet file also gets a good lift because it doesn't need stories, not as much design layers and way less classes. I am stumbling on some issues, and this would be the size of my exported PDF that have tripled it's size: a dashing 4.6 MB for a simple plan (previously 1.4 MB when everything was not split) I have tried to find some more detailed on the how to correctly set up plot files and could not find anything anywhere. Does some of you have knowledge on this? Any advices? Thanks
  9. It is indeed! I went through the post and got my answers thanks.
  10. Hey, I am currently facing a little issue and wonder if maybe I am (hopefully) missing something. I am currently working on a massive project, and to make to project more workable I have divided in multiples documents. In our case each unit type has their document. I have referenced them back in the main documents. Each of those references document have their own class/layer visibility, which means that I need to duplicate them whenever I would like to see different info of this reference file , in my case all the RCP informations (that are on a hidden class when we see the plan one). Is there anyway to ask the refence viewports to follow the current class visibility of the main folder? I feel like duplicating viewport will start to make my file even more heavier than before. Thanks
  11. Ow wow! Thanks @Nikolay Zhelyazkov @Boh I totally agree. Sneaky hidden little button!
  12. I guess that the issue when added to multiple sheets (see attached screen shot) will go to all the activated title block of the set. I guess that having an option where we could see a list of all the sheet and quickly select which one is activated or not could be a solution... Does that exist? to be applied to goes to all the active sheet
  13. I am currently working on a small issue set that will not include all of our sheets. The only option there is currently in the issue data (in the title block manager) is to add the issue set to all the sheets or only 1. I do not have an option where I can just add an issue to my selection of sheets (like the revision data in the title block manager has). My only way to make it happen right now is to apply my revision set to all the sheets and then delete one by one the issue on all the not used sheets. The contrary does not work because it will consider each issue I do for each page as a different one ( even if they have the same name) Thanks
  14. Add a default toggle to the Slab Drainage Currently the slab drainage tool work in a way where the height of the drain is the default. I am currently working in the parking and this is actually the contrary of what you are supposed to do. The exterior of the slab should be the default height that stays the same and the drain height varies. Would be great to have a button where you could change this variable setting (my formwork guy will be really thankful) Being able to change the heights of the slab vertex and the slope of the slab drainage In the same idea as the previous one, this would improve so much the tool. Have a class for the slab slope lines Currently the slab slopes line (where 1 slab slope touches another slab slopes, see attaches image) takes the sames class as the slab. This creates a problems in the concrete outline drawings. It would be great if those lines could have their own class. Make the drain tag flexible Currently the drain tag tool has only 1 option/layout. It would be great the the drain tag tool could have an option where we add our custom tag symbols, as the ones for the spaces. Does anybody have other ideas? Thanks
  15. Thanks Cberg and all the persons who wrote this script. It works great. I have 2 last questions: - How should I change the script if I would like to add some / (or any other separators) in the new name between the sheet name, the viewport number and the viewport name? - Is there a way to change all the viewports name in one action or do I manually need to select each of those viewport on each of the sheets and run the script while having them selected (feels like a long process) Have a good day
  16. Does it work good on 2021? On the previous post about this people were saying that it was not working correctly on 2021, when ever you run the script it was breaking the smart markers. I will do a copy of my file and will try it! Thanks
  17. Would it not be great if it was possible to have multiple wall styles in 1 wall? In theory, a wall has 3 parts: side 1 + wall structure + side 2 . Each part could be a wall style for example : Exterior cladding + 2x4 insulated structure + Interior furring & finish When you create a door or a window it would create an opening in all of those and act as 1 wall when moving it around. I feel like this could simplify so much the wall style list and allow to not have so many duplicates with small variations.
  18. @Boh Thanks! Wow the scripts is actually in the resource folder and can be set up as a tool. This sounds great !Thanks
  19. Exactly! I see that they say there is a script for that. I have never used or done a script in vwx. Does anybody know where I could find a good tutorial? I do not want to mess up my entire document.
  20. Correct viewports naming can be quite useful, especially when you use the class visibility feature in the organization palette. For the moment the only automatic viewport naming is setup to: "Viewport number/Sheet number". I personally find it very weird because when I am searching my viewports in the organization palette it makes more sense to me to first see the sheet number then the viewport number. This is a personnel preference off course, but would it not be marvelous if we could have multiple selection of automatic viewport naming? Maybe something in the document preferences? It would be great to have a automated viewport naming that would change when ever there are changes. That would save me so much coordination time. Thanks
  21. Hi, It would be great if it was possible to have a option in the menu "edit" to paste in place on multiple layers. It will open a menu where you could select any layers where the pasting would happen. Thanks
  22. Thanks James, You saved me a lot of time! That was exactly what I was looking for. Have a good day knowing you made mine.
  23. Couple of ideas for the parking tool: - would it be possible to have them as a sequence tool (like the grids)? Where the number can be automatically done or even better where we could connect all the different parkade like the marionette tool. - make the parking space numbers movable (like the space tool) - Add some text connected to the numbering (ex: for small cars, or for it's program) Thanks
  24. Thanks for the info. I guess I can wait for 2022. Manually entering all of those information and coordinating that the names/ room number are correct sounds like some good old waste of time. Sounds crazy they did not implemented this earlier.
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