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MarcelP102

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  1. Since vw2022 has been released the roadmap has been updated: https://www.vectorworks.net/en-US/public-roadmap
  2. From what I read, directly talk with the GPU (metal/directX), multicore and VGM upgrades, it seems that VW 2022 will also be great for old PC's. I think that by upgrading from v2012 you will receive a gigantic performance improvement. The adjusted hardware requirements are more focused towards Redshift rendering, which is more GPU intensive. I guess we will find out when the 2022 (trail) gets released.
  3. Free form modeling roofs and facades with layers (components). That's awesome! Only hope it's not overly complicated to setup. Interactive editing of stairs looks nice. I wish this workflow will also be introduced for window editing
  4. Would be great if Vectorworks worked the same as Archicad. With Archicad each material / 'component' has a 'priority' that controls automatically the cut order. So a construction 'component' of a wall has a higher priority than the finish layer of a slab. This result that the construction layer automatically gets cut out of the floor finish. When you move the wall everything gets updated.
  5. 3th, any possibility to center the label?
  6. @zoomer How fast where you? Haha #battleofthefanboys They talk about 'connection' to redshift. So no integration? Would love some more in depth info. But perhaps that's beside the point of a teaser. Also the link in the description is not working (https://www.vectorworks.net/2022) EDIT: also spotted some UI changes. Another attribute palette. Unreal Button, some new buttons in top bar (compared to the architecture version I use)
  7. Check if this button is turned on
  8. Try using shortcut 'T' wile hovering over an edge to force a temporary line. (Set Smart Point, Edge, or Vector Snap Lock) This is a little bit faster than waiting for the line. You can do this multiple times to activate multiple, even crossing, temporary lines. I'm using VW for 10 years but only recent discovered this function and using it all the time even since. Edit: This video gives a nice overview: https://youtu.be/8o0Tcq0Sl04
  9. Would https://fitplot.it/vwplugins/mouldings.html be a better plugin to use for this work? Since it comes with a selectable library of profiles wich you can extend with your own profiles. Did anyone tried both plugins?
  10. You can find it here: https://www.vectorworks.net/en-US/public-roadmap
  11. Yes exactly, something like the roof fascia function like Revit has would be nice: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2018/ENU/Revit-Model/files/GUID-AC61490D-F98E-481F-8779-FC14AF912E95-htm.html It automatically detects roof edges and moves when the roof sketch changes.
  12. Only thing holding us back drawing our concept 3d's in VW instead of SU is the fact that it is not possible to give a single face of a model an unique texture/material. Using the bucket tool in SU is very quick compared to VW where we need to 'extract' the face first before being able to give it a different material. I see "Texturing Workflow Improvements" on the roadmap so I hope this workflow will be improved.
  13. Already mentioned this bug some time ago to local reseller. Seems that the latest result of a filtered list can't be deleted. Hope they fix this soon.
  14. Thanks for all your amazing work👍😁
  15. @Jesse Cogswell That seems to work! After that action the script keeps working for a while but after some time the error returns. One thing I noticed when I use the command on a group I don't get the message that I have to select a symbol. Instead the script want to make the last selected symbol unique. I suspect this triggers the error. Another thing I noticed when you make a symbol unique and you try to make a symbol within that symbol unique it shows the name of the main symbol. Making a symbol unique containing spaces (with manual boundaries) flips the contour lines when the room names/labels are rotated. Offcourse I can make sure all the room labels aren't rotated so this wouldn't happen. But I thought I will let you know anyway. Before: After:
  16. Perhaps you can look around some more. There is a lot of information available already. It's best for your object to make it with Marionette you can start to look at the Vectorworks YouTube page. Especially the playlist. Marionette Mondays playlist: Marionette tutorials playlist: Then there is the Marionette gallery: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/files/ And not to forget we have the Vectorworks University with loads of video's: https://university.vectorworks.net/course/index.php?mycourses=0&tagfilter[category]=35&tagfilter[type]=0&tagfilter[difficulty]=0&categorysort=default&mycourses=0&search=Marionette&langfilter[]=0#coursestab I advise you to check these places first next time you looking for information.
  17. Great idea! I used this all the time in Revit. That really helped setting up high rise buildings. Would be great if VW had this. Perhaps move this topic to the wishlist section so we can vote?
  18. I think I found a bug. In a project with a lot of symbols the pop-up shows the wrong name and also duplicate the wrong symbol. But somehow this won't happen with a new file.. So I can't really find the reason why this happens. Do you have the same bug? I tried to use an old version of the script (22-07-2021) and that one works on all projects. See screenshot: Thanks!
  19. @Jesse Cogswell Thanks for the quick update, you make it look so easy 😄😉 I did some quick tests and it works perfectly. I've send you a PM. Attached is the Dutch translation of the script. For every fellow Dutchman: je moet de records vertalen door naar extra-insteek modules-beheer insteekmodules te gaan. In het tabblad 'insteekmodules van derden' kan je het script installeren en bewerken. Door op bewerken te klikken kan je de naam en teksten aanpassen. Nederlandse vertaling - Make Symbol Unique.txt
  20. Haha Yeah Pat you are right. The functionality is there already. These are more QOL 'errors'. As I said before (in the other topic) I appreciate all the work Jesse has done so far. The outcome is already a script that will save everyone a lot of time. 🙂 @Jesse CogswellRight now I can only say Thank You! But if you leave a Paypal address I make sure my boss will do a donation for all the work you have done.
  21. Take a look here Select File > Document Settings > Georeferencing ~ Angle to True North I think this method will not mess up your viewports. Give it a try and let us know.
  22. Hi @Jesse Cogswell I found some QOL 'errors': - When you use the plugin on a mirrored 2D or 3D symbol the new unique symbol gets mirrored back - When you use the plugin on a 3D symbol placed on a design layer with a Z height of example 6000mm the new unique object Z will be -6000mm. It's preferable that the new unique symbol stays at the same place. Feature request: - When I select multiple instances of the same symbol and use your plugin only one of them will become unique. It would be great if all of them wil be replaced by same new unique symbol. This is similar in how SKetchUp 'make component unique' works.
  23. I have also used Archicad and I think VW is more flexible. Maybe it's good idea to understand design layers and viewports Design Layers In general each building story has it own layer. You can also split a story in multiple layers, for example a layer for the floor and one for the walls. Or you can duplicate layers for making design studies. In the Design Layer Tab of the navigation palette you can turn layers on or off. It is also possible to display a layer in halftone/grayscale (third option from the visibility tab). That will make all the lines grey and hide the fill. You can move the layer order to show it on top. With the Saved View Tab it is possible to save the layer state. For example I made a saved view with all the layers of each story (3). This way I can easily switch. The saved view tab can also be used to save visibility of classes (2) and zoom with rotation (1). In dutch but you will get the point It is a little more work to setup the first time. I know that in Archicad you can 'page up' 'page down'. To easily move between story's. VW don't have that, but as you can see the Saved View Tab can help you with that. Viewports on Design Layer Another nice feature of Archicad is the possibility to move the underlayer position. That can also be done in VW! When creating viewports it is possible to place them on a sheet or place them on de design layer. This gives a lot of flexibility! For example I made a 2d section of a already demolished house plot. By using viewports I made multiple copies on a new layer so I can make multiple sketches without having to make a lot of layers. Changes to the original section automatically translates in the viewports. External drawings External drawings like DWG can also be linked or imported inside VW. Importing gives you editable lines. Most of the time I only want to trace a external drawing. Thats why I always use linking to keep the file size small. The DWG is placed as a viewport on the design layer. You can edit the classes of that view to control the visibility of your 'dwg layers'. The lines are snappable so you can easily trace it.
  24. @Jesse Cogswell I Have tried the script. It works perfectly for 2D symbols. But when I make a hybrid symbol containing walls unique I get this message see step 2. It's Dutch, but translates into 'Are you sure you want to degroup a object from a higher level?' The view is in 3D and showed the symbol 3x instead of 2x. When clicking YES: Results in a unique hybrid symbol but the walls are copied as polygone lines When clicking NO: Results in correct unique hybrid symbol, without the extra polygone lines. But it has copied the walls outside the symbol 1- Start, 2x orignal symbol 2- Pop-up 3 - Result of selecting YES 4 - Result of selecting NO
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