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  1. David Poiron

    GetSpaceNameForObj and specific layers

    I will be submitting it. I would not have spent so much time to solve the issue if I did not care about using VW as I do want to see it improve. I fear at this point, however, it is starting to collapse under its own weight. I honestly don't know-how a program with 1000+ tools and commands keeps functional at all. I think trying to be all things to all people may have finally had its day. Thanks for your help - it is appreciated.
  2. David Poiron

    GetSpaceNameForObj and specific layers

    Well, I am not sure how to share privately. However, I have "solved" the problem. I deleted half my layers and recalculated the worksheet and the problem went away. So I took another version of the file and started to delete the layers one by one and found the offending layer. First I deleted the layer and the problem went away. Then I undid the layer deletion and instead deleted all the the objects on that later(none of which were space objects), and the problem persisted. Then I deleted the layer and recalculated and the problem went away. Some random layer was the problem why a worksheet was incorrectly finding space objects. 6 hours to solve this one. We are having a real hard time with VW2019. There are so many glitches. I've been using this software since 1993 - however my new employees think VW is garbage.
  3. David Poiron

    GetSpaceNameForObj and specific layers

    The project is a one storey building and none of the space objects have a Z height. Some doors show the expected spaces and also "Room" or "Corridor". Some show duplicates of the Room name in a slightly different format (possibly from older versions) but I cannot find them, even with all layers and classes turned on. I've tried custom selection without success. Not sure what to do at this point.
  4. David Poiron

    GetSpaceNameForObj and specific layers

    I have done this but it still seems to be finding other phantom spaces. We will keep looking to see if these really exist.
  5. David Poiron

    GetSpaceNameForObj and specific layers

    I forgot to specify this is in a database header and not a spreadsheet. The object being found is a door so it would not need the T=door criteria. If I add the layer criteria VW hangs (beachball). I don't think the search criteria is meant for the database header as the header already has its own criteria. Unfortunately the GetSpaceNameForObj does not seem to adhere to this for the space names it finds.
  6. Is there a way to restrict the function GetSpaceNameForObj to only one layer? I'm trying to capture the room names on either side of a wall for a door schedule but it seems to be adding some space objects from layers where the door does not exist.
  7. David Poiron

    viewports and annotations shifting

    In VW2019, we are finding that changing the length of a section line instance moves the image in a viewport but does not shift any annotations a corresponding amount. Shouldn't the annotations move with the model in the viewport? Ideally the content of the viewport would not move on the page, just the bounds of the section.
  8. David Poiron

    Large Cumbersome PDF files

    We use PDF Squeezer to address this problem. https://witt-software.com/pdfsqueezer/ Mostly addresses bitmap issues regarding size. I wish NNA could use this code internally so this would not be so much of an issue!
  9. Sketchup has a plugin, I believe it is called DesignPH, that allows direct export of information in a sketchup model to PHPP excel spreadsheet format. It would be great if you could do the same with Energos.
  10. Would like to see another selection for the Line Length Mode in the Drawing Label: Auto-Fit +. This would auto fit the line to the text length as is currently the case but would add a user controlled amount, with say ½" as the default.
  11. I am trying to create database criteria that finds windows or doors only in a particular wall style so I can isolate exterior vs interior windows or doors. I know I can create classes for interior vs. exterior or special doors and windows styles for interior vs exterior doors or windows but was wondering if I can find windows and doors through walls styles or if there is possibly another method.
  12. David Poiron

    VW2019 Space Object issues

    I am trying to tie the colour of a space object in 3D to the colour of a specific class. The texture is set to take on the colour of the object in the attributes palette, which is derived from the clad fill colour. This seems to work fine for the 2D graphic attribute of the space object but does not work reliably for the 3D graphic attribute. I am trying to do this through the new space style. Anyone experiencing this? Maybe there is a simpler way to use space styles and I am not getting it. Also, every time I even enter a space style, it resets all of my labels to a default value, even though they are not tied to ! Not sure this one is ready for prime time. And using the space tool for about ½ hour usually results in the the spinning colour wheel (macOS 10.13.6) and the attached message.
  13. David Poiron

    VW2019 Title Block Border Tool tabbing

    VW2019 SP0 macOS 10.13.6 restarted machine and VW. I tried my Title Block Border and a new default title block in a blank file. No tabbing. On another computer in the office tabbing works only on certain fields in the dialogue box. Title Block Border confirmed. I like the new direct entry layout, BTW.
  14. David Poiron

    VW2019 Title Block Border Tool tabbing

    In VW2019, in the revised title block tool dialogue box, you cannot seem to tab between fields.
  15. David Poiron

    Finding IFC objects by "tag"

    The "tag" field appears to contain a unique object identifier string. One of these identifiers appear next to each object (or group of objects) in the shop drawing set and is tied to the objects in the IFC imported model. What we are hoping for is a way to search for the vectorworks file (IFC imported model) in order to easily locate a particular object using this unique number.


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