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David Poiron

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. David Poiron

    Finding IFC objects by "tag"

    I have imported an IFC model from a steel fabricator (I believe they may use Tekla, as there are record formats in the file that are prefixed with Tekla). Each object or group of objects has a field "tag" under IfcElementAssembly record, although this record format is not present in the Resource Manager. I would like to find (select) objects or groups of objects in the model using the value in the "tag" field. I've tried to use Custom Selection... but this field does not seem to appear anywhere. Any ideas on how I would do such a selection in VW?
  5. David Poiron

    Point cloud from Lidar to mesh

    I've imported a lidar (.LAS) file into vectorworks using the import point cloud command. Is there a way to transform this into a mesh or something similar that can be manipulated?
  6. It would be nice if individual parking spaces objects (which likely have multiple spaces) could be linked in some way so the numbers continued without gaps even if spaces were deleted or added to individual objects. This would save having to renumber the spaces.
  7. David Poiron

    Space Tool Frustration

    Turning off half of the items did not speed things up unfortunately. We need an "all items by class" button in the 2D and 3D attributes panes as well.
  8. David Poiron

    Space Tool Frustration

    I am finding the space tool/object has great features but can be very frustrating to use. There seems to be two issues: 1. There is so much information in the object info palette that the tool takes a long time to refresh, causing a delay in selection, moving etc. The delay seems to get worse the longer VW is left open. Selecting multiple spaces or moving them can take a considerable amount of time. Perhaps if some settings can be turned off in the settings dialog box then the OIP refresh would not be so much of an issue. 2. The second issue is selection and snapping. This does not seem to work as well as say a polygon would work. I'm not sure if the first issue is causing the second issue but basic selection and snapping are delayed or just simply inaccurate in some cases. I am working with a particular drawing at an angle and so maybe this is part of the problem too (accuracy that is).
  9. David Poiron

    Stair Walk Line and Classes

    Alan, I was using this but it was not working because I had the graphic attribute was set to class for the walk line and apparently this does not follow the class markers properly. I overrode this setting and it works fine now. The request above was to tie the class setting markers to the stair walk line which is currently not the case.
  10. David Poiron

    Stair walk line VW2018

    With the help of Paxar this one is solved. The class definition was interfering with the stair walk line in the Graphics tab for the stair. The start and end markers have to be set separately for this to work properly as they do not correspond to the markers in the class definition.
  11. I was just thinking that in the class definition the two markers could be labeled (and act as) start and end and could correspond to those for the walk line. This would perhaps be more consistent behaviour - currently I have to override the stair walk line markers to get them to point in the right direction.
  12. David Poiron

    Wall Style Total R-Value

    The ability in Vectorworks to calculate the effective R-value of parallel items within components would be great. However, in my example the lambda of component 4 is calculated to take this into account and so the total would be correct. I'm just asking for the total to be displayed in this location. It would be nice to have air films included in some way too but I consider these to be a "fudge-factor" to review in case I am very close to the required values.
  13. Can we have a total R-value within the wall style dialog box please?
  14. I use a 4" high outer component to a wall as a base which I show in 3D but not in 2D using class visibility. When I turn on the "hide details" toggle in 2D the wall does not respect the width of the wall with the base class turned off. I suspect this is by design as the graphic is likely for the entire wall but it is not expected.
  15. I use a 4" high outer component to a wall as a base which I show in 3D but not in 2D using class visibility. When I turn on the "hide details" toggle in 2D the wall does not respect the width of the wall with the base class turned off. I suspect this is by design as the graphic is likely for the entire wall but it is not expected.
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