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  1. Hello again. I am pleased to offer for your delectation updated Class Libraries in both BS1192 and ISO13567 convention for Uniclass 2015 tables, revised April 2022 EF Ss Pr Zz Due to the sheer number of classes I would recommend you do not add every class to your file, but save these in the Default Standards folder in your practice workgroup folder, and use as required. The BS1192 files include the same filters as before, but please do let me know if you have any comments or requests. It is virtually impossible to adequately filter classes named in accordance with ISO13567 so we have not done so. The libraries are offered as 2021 files, so please convert to 2022 prior to use. And remember to use the Batch Rename command to modify with your originator/role code. Regards Steven Classes-ISO19650-Uniclass2015-EF-v1-11-Complete-2021.vwx Classes-ISO19650-Uniclass2015-Pr-v1-26-GroupSubGroup-2021.vwx Classes-ISO19650-Uniclass2015-Zz-v1-1-Complete-2021.vwx Classes-ISO13567-Uniclass2015-EF-v1-11-Complete-2021.vwx Classes-ISO13567-Uniclass2015-Pr-v1-26-GroupSubGroup-2021.vwx Classes-ISO13567-Uniclass2015-Zz-v1-1-Complete-2021.vwx Classes-ISO19650-Uniclass2015-Pr-v1-26-GroupSubGroupSection-2021.vwx Classes-ISO13567-Uniclass2015-Pr-v1-26-GroupSubGroupSection-2021.vwx Classes-ISO19650-Uniclass2015-Ss-v1-26-GroupSubGroup-2021.vwx Classes-ISO13567-Uniclass2015-Ss-v1-26-GroupSubGroup-2021.vwx Classes-ISO19650-Uniclass2015-Ss-v1-26-GroupSubGroupSection-2021.vwx Classes-ISO13567-Uniclass2015-Ss-v1-26-GroupSubGroupSection-2021.vwx
  2. It is fantastic that we can schedule not just the wall thickness hosting a door, but also the spaces to which the doors leads to and from. Frsutratingly, the 'To' and 'From' are not defined by door direction. If a door is placed in a wall, and the door opens into a room, I would like the spaces to list such that the space into which the door is opening to be the secondary i.e. the 'To' space, and the other space, i.e. the space you are standing in when you open the door, to be the 'From' space. Current behaviour seems to be unrelated to the door direction. I can't seem to figure out what it bases it's criteria on. I have a wall hosting a door between two rooms. The From space is '001' the To space is '002' and yet it shows '002, 001', in the schedule.
  3. CLient asking what they should replace their ageing Intel Mac Minis with! They have a load of 2014 Mac Minis, would you believe, and were about to buy a new Intel Mac Mini so have stopped them pending further review of the M1 Mac Studio. They are runnning VW2021 at the moment but planning for 2023.
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  5. Could we have an option or an intelligent pulldown menu when we layer reference, to create a viewport if the product is 'Architect', rather than a Layer Link?
  6. I may have mentioned this before, but this parameter in the COBie Type worksheet 'Type' column seems to be hard-coded to read the Style name, and does not appear to be editable. Is that intentional? What if we didn't want the style name to be the Type name and wanted to use a part of the style name, or a completely different value. Currently our styles adopt BS8541, which is something like ABC-Family-Type What if we only wanted 'Type' in the 'Type' column in the COBie Preflight worksheets? As far as I am aware, and I have taken this to Mr COBie himself, as well as self-appointed UK experts on BIM, and the BS8541 is not a prerequisite of COBie data entry. Therefore, if we adopt BS8541 for content naming, and we are told to adopt something else for the Type reference, we are unable to do so.
  7. We can add Tags and Record Formats to Symbols and other resources and display this information in the Resource Manager, which is great. However, there does not appear to be any way we can display data from within a Door Style, e.g. It's size, nor display the data by using the Data Manager since the data shown in the Data Window is related to default values in the resource itself. What we would like to do is name our symbols and styles without size reference, e.g. XYZ001, for example, and then see the width and height in the Data Window.
  8. Now that we have the 'Command Line' F key Quick Command Search, can we have access via the command line to scripts that we have written or commands that control preferences, like 'SETPREF()'?
  9. Do you have components in one wall but not the other?
  10. It would need to be hosted by a wall to update spaces automatically and am sure this would present issues to Revit or IFC (needs testing) but if these are not considerations…. Any configuration not possible using a door can easily be constructed using a symbol and is more likely to look like the product you are specifying.
  11. Ah... The wonders of LOD. It has not clarified anything, has it? Our thresholds are usually 1:100 and 1:20. 1:50, where we would show the lines of glazing and sash lines beyond, is 'Medium' LOD. 'High' is too high for 1:50. There does not appear to be any way to change the objects included in 'Medium' as there is a Door. Can these elements be user-configurable please so that we can include them on 'Medium' LOD only?
  12. ps You can right click on the window style in the resource manager, or an unstyled window directly, and 'edit 2D component'. An alarming alert comes up but you can add your own 2D linework to the window, although it is not linked to the window, so if the window size changes, the linework has to be amended accordingly. Adding 2d data stops the window from being modified. The 2d data has to be deleted before you can modify the window size, for example. This is a shame, but if your window styles are size specific, it's no big deal.
  13. Glass thickness in the Window > Jamb and Sash settings will increase the thickness of the glass in 3D but does nothing in 2D it seems. It would be nice if we could see the sash drawn in plan beyond the cut plane too then you would get three lines. this setting really need to allow the specification of glazing unit, I.e. single, double or triple glazed and allow the definition of individual sheets of glass or the overall unit thickness eg 6:4:6 = 16mm all of course related to the LOD settings
  14. Are the objects a long way from the internal origin?
  15. Apologies Amy just seen your post. I will upload them again later today. regards steven
  16. If you use a window inside a symbol you can add 2d geometry to indicate in plan and elevation the extent of the wall to be demolished including ‘making good’ the opening. you can add data to the model to denote phasing or use a parameter within the window to denote phasing and use that in data visualisation.
  17. Is the model supposed to have a lowest z of negative -39’?
  18. create a symbol of a benchmark tool correctly set up and store the symbol in your office workgroup folder Favorites. set the symbol to place as plugin object.
  19. Who wouldn't find this useful? Create a saved view, and make the saved view as the source of the viewport layer and class visibilities, etc, and link it so that if the saved view changes, so does the viewport, or indeed, vice-versa.
  20. From Revit? We have standard settings for exporting IFC from Revit that have taken a while to perfect, and at quite a cost. The issuer should be capable of issuing IFC IF they understand BIM. As @elepp states, IFC will only import as 'ifc entities' which will be 3d solids, rather than 'parametric' objects. Unlike ArchiCAD and Revit that attempt to convert IFC objects to native objects, Vectorworks doesn't. I tend to subscribe to that thinking, although I know others don't. The idea of IFC is not for round-tripping models. It's for 3D coordination and data-extraction. The only way I could ever see round-tripping work effectively is if each software vendor agreed to an 'ifc work mode' to work natively in an IFC file format, similar to how Bentley and Autodesk developed a 'DWG work mode' for Bentley in order for Microstation to work 'natively' wth DWG. It works but severely limits the functionality of Microstation. The currently situation is far from reliable in Revit particularly where Revit's rules do not allow some of the modelling techniques in Vectorworks and as a consequence we often find walls unjoin, and spaces connect to the wrong walls after conversion. The only way you can ensure a reliable facsimile of your work in revit is to convert the ifc to revit and then validate the revit model.
  21. I agree. Rather than Convert to Group, the option should be 'Convert to Group' or 'Explode' on placement. Interestingly, a symbol containing only symbols, I am pretty sure used to 'ungroup' to just the enclosed symbols on placement. It doesn't anymore. Perhaps it never did.
  22. An example image would help understand the issue. most problems we encounter are due to how things are modelled.
  23. I really hate Groups. I know this is likely to cause a great deal of angst and indigation, and possibly abuse from some readers but really, what do they do that a Symbol or Layer can't? Groups, inside groups, inside Groups...!!!! Argh!!! Still, they exist and we have to deal with them. So, to make them more palatable, can we please have an option click within the 'visibility', 'custom selection', and 'eyedropper' tool that 'sees' inside the group at the elements within in order to be able to affect visibililty of, or select the element within, rather than the group itself, which frankly, is utterly useless. Current behaviour... Click on Group using Visibility Tool and it turns off the Group's class, not the element within the Group. Required behaviour... Option Click on Group using Visibiity Tool and it turns off the class of the obect within the Group. It would be like using the 'B' key to see objects in 'xray'.
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