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  1. Exactly. if using a worksheet best limit the search to the specific door type. if you want the schedule to say ‘ID001’ in one column but only once and then list all the door numbers in another column this is not possible. ID001 will list in every cell.
  2. Should be possible. search criteria in the schedule should be limited to the door type. Right click on the grey header row and edit criteria and set the search accordingly
  3. You mean if they import the ifc into Revit or ArchiCAD it is complete?
  4. You asked where I put notes on a door schedule… I use a data tag.
  5. Is this a one-way trip that you then intend to continue in Vectorworks using the ArchiCAD model as a background, or are you taking over the modelling? Or do you merely need to exchange models and data with an ArchiCAD user, or to federate and then pass on as one model via IFC? If the former, import ArchiCAD IFC, convert to solids, and edit as VW model, adding your elements using VIM* objects or start again and model natively in VIM. * Vectorworks Information Modelling... If the latter, use VIM and import the IFC to coordinate and issue IFC in return. All this of course would be unnecessary if there was a native nemetschek file format that ruled them all.
  6. I would concur with @jeff prince Set up a elevational viewport of the doors placed in a design layer. Easy, controllable, graphically better. It all depends on what you expect though. Our schedules show the door in plan, section, and elevation, plus detail on a separate sheet to the tabulated schedule detailing size, location, type, etc, so images on a worksheet would never be used. We need to export the drawing of the door as DWG too. Never tried to export a DWG containing a sheet with images but I suspect it won't.
  7. The Class Mapping dialog needs a search field, like the organisation and navigation palettes to be able to isolate specific classes to make the process of mapping classes a whole lot easier. It would be really handy in situations where we have imported classes concatenated with the file name as per the frankly ridiculous AutoCAD system where DWG layers are prefixed with the xref name. How AutoCAD came to define standards when like Revit it cannot comply with it's own standards, I will never know. The concatentation means that if we receive a file X, comprising of 50 xrefs, each DWG layer is duplicated with the file name, e.g. A-DOOR-FULL is duplicated as A$0$A-DOOR-FULL, B$0$A-DOOR-FULL, C$0$A-DOOR-FULL, D$0$A-DOOR-FULL, etc, upt to n$0$A-DOOR-FULL. Multiply this sorry situation by 50 or so DWG layers per file, and you kind of get the picture of the task at hand. Still, once set up the Class Mapping table is one of the unsung heros in the Vectorworks CAD/BIM Manager's Arsenal.
  8. We need additional fields in the BCF manager. We need to be able to generate a unique number for each issue identified. Current behaviour is to auto-assign starting '1'. We need this to be able to track the issues more easily and enter them into a master schedule of clashes identified. We need a field to define the 'Area' where the clash happens, despite BCF being about taking you there we need this again for the master schedule. We also need a field to automatically pick up the 'BATID' (the 'Tag' in the Ifc entity's parameter set) or 'GUID' of the object in the imported IFC model. This is useful to help the recipient understand which object is causing the issue, and also to add to the master schedule.
  9. You may find the out of the box TBBs are not sufficient for your needs so it is definitely a good idea to learn how to set them up from scratch.
  10. Use the user or workgroup folder to load your sheet as a resource so that it’s available via the Title Block Border tool in the Dims/Notes toolset. create a template and save that in the user or workgroup folder so that every time you request a new file your sheet template is always available in a fresh empty file. ise the workgroup if you want other team members to get access to the same resources. if it’s just you then user folder will suffice but make sure it’s backed up.
  11. Have requested this before so will do so again now we have 2023, but please can we have more information in the Organisation Palette? For example, References tab only shows whether the reference is auto or not, or saved cache or not. What about the other settings like 'relative path' or not?
  12. When we set the colour of a referenced layer it is frustrating when it reverts to the layer colour in the source file. Can we have layer colour override like class override in the source, and make then independent of each other? Layer colour, if you were not aware, is great for simple 2D clash detection, when the layer colour overrides the element or class colour. Quite a lot of coordination still happens and should still happen in 2D, in particular GA to detail.
  13. When we need to adjust reference file settings like sett absolute versus relative or turning auto-update on and off, why does Vectorworks update the reference? Can we have an option not to update when we change these background settings in the reference dialog please? The only options where we would want perhaps to see an update would be when we click 'update class definitions' or 'ignore source user origin' aka 'align to internal origin'.
  14. When setting a working plane, or when selecting a 3D object I wish the clip cube would automatically orientate itself to the plane or the object and we would not have to rotate the clip cube about the Z axis.
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