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David Poiron

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  1. It would be nice to have multiline text in space objects so longer names do not bleed off the edges of the object.
  2. Here his a quick test file with walls, a roof and floor cut and pasted into a blank file. I have indicated 4 separate tags. Unfortunately in section, VW is not recognizing the roof and walls with the tags. This is a common occurrence which we struggle with daily. Sometimes they work, sometime not. tag test.vwx
  3. I think you are saying that there would still more than one data tag but a script would figure out which one is required and place it accordingly? I would not know how to script that but it sounds interesting. We actually have three tags currently 1. one for "vertical" walls in plan and section 2. one for "horizontal" walls in plan 3. one for roofs and slabs in section.
  4. From a workflow point of view, we are trying to get the same information (reference/mark) from each object (roof face, slab or wall) - we are tagging building assemblies. At this point we need at least two data tags to access what we see as the same type of information from different object types. If the "Current Tag Field Definition" field allowed for some calculations/logic, then we could perhaps add multiple criteria in an if or case statement. Or perhaps a pset can be established that can take the same field across multiple object types - not sure how that works internally. Fire ratings, sound ratings and the like are all fields that we see should be accessible across roof faces, slabs or walls. Of course I would like to see things happen automatically, but would be curious as to how this could be scripted as a workaround.
  5. For some reason the roof face and slab objects use the slab pset and so I can use one data tag for both those object types. Walls have to be a separate data tag. On another note, I have a difficult time tagging assemblies in section - even when the viewport is set to not show objects beyond, it seems to want to find objects beyond the cut plane instead of objects at the cut plane for some assemblies. Anyone else have this problem? VW 2021 SP2.
  6. Is there a way to set up a single data tag to extract the Mark for walls, roofs and slabs, but not other objects? I though OSTYLE would work but it grabs pretty much everything.
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    Missed this one. Will there be a download or link to watch afterwards?
  8. I turned on all classes and checked all layers. The furthest object was 750' from the origin/center of page - I deleted it and it made no difference. Nothing way out in space.
  9. It does not appear to be overlapping geometry or a corrupt wall. Render is in a viewport on a sheet layer with Realistic Colours White background render.
  10. 0,0 (VW origin) is in the centre of the model (those objects and layers shown in the rendering).
  11. Does anyone know why I might be getting redeeming that looks like this? It seems to happen randomly. macOS 10.15.5 VW2020SP4
  12. @Cadplan Architecture I'm not sure if the type of construction makes a difference. When reversing sides of a wall we need an option that the core stays in its location.
  13. @line-weight these are my thoughts exactly. many of our interior walls have different buildups and that buildup often has to change through the design or construction processes. Sometimes you have to simply reverse the sides to place the buildup on the other side of the wall but then currently have to move the wall itself to keep the structure in the same location.
  14. By core I mean the core component of the wall as set in the edit walls dialogue box. Usually set to the structural component of the wall.
  15. It would be nice if the reverse sides button on walls respected the wall core so that the core stayed in position but the outer components moved with respect to the core. Right now the whole wall reverses, but that means in many cases you have to reposition the wall so that the core gets moved back to its original position.
  16. I've set up the data manager to allow for a custom data set for the door tool. I've been trying to save the data manager mapping settings so I can open in another file but the save function of the data manager does not seem to do anything. Has anyone had success with this feature?
  17. I created a data tag that is meant to pick up the style name of walls, roofs and slabs. This works well for walls in plan but is really sketchy for styled objects in section. I find that many times the tag is picking up objects beyond the cut plane. I tried to set the cut plane to some small value instead of infinite but then it does not pick up pretty much anything. Wouldn't it make sense that the data tag should pick items at the cut plane? Also, it would be great if in addition to highlighting the object it could let you know what it is highlighting (name, object type, style, etc.). I would also like to set the cut plane to 'zero' - does not seem to be an option. I'm using the #OSTYLE# to pick up the style name, by the way. VW2020 SP2.1
  18. Since getting the walls to work I've been trying to replicate this for slabs and roof faces, without success. Any hints here would be appreciated. Also, when I try to attach a tag to a slab in this circumstance Vectorworks freezes. WallDataTag3.vwx
  19. I selected the "wall" instead of IfcStandardWallCase". It works now! Thanks so much for taking the time to sort this out with me. Your step by step instructions were excellent!
  20. I've walked through these instructions, creating my own record format but using the data tag you had in the example file. However, the data tag will now not attach to the wall. Any reason why I cannot attach a tag to the wall object? WallDataTag2.vwx
  21. I would like to create a wall data tag that creates a list of the wall's components, either as separate components or as a list of all the components. I can figure out how to do this in a worksheet but not in a data data tag. Has any one out there tried this? It would be nice to be able to use formulas or run scripts for fields like you can in a worksheet but for data tag text blocks.
  22. I'm setting up a data sheet for the Space object through the data manager. I'd like to include finishes in this but they are greyed out (see attached screen shot). All the items are set to "by instance". Any ideas on how to have them accessible? Also, there does not seem to be a way to add buttons in this scenario, like the "Room Finishes" button you get in the OIP.
  23. Some suggestions for worksheets: 1. a forum category just for worksheets 2. defaults for row height, cell alignment, text styles and column widths - we like to use 9pt text and 15 pt rows but creating new rows faces us to reset the row height every time 3. text parsing functions (left, middle, right, replace, etc. for characters and words) 4. alternate row fill (allowing for gradients and 1x 2x 3x 4x 5x row alternates) 5. secondary field view for menus, so text descriptions can be using in addition to or instead of key references 6. hyperlink text 7. a tool bar for formatting
  24. In the forum, does the moderator file a bug as noted in the know issues forum?
  25. Anyone know why insulation in some walls show up in plan but not in section. In the attached partial section, all walls (wall styles) have insulation but sometimes they do not show insulation in section. Walls not showing properly outlined in red; you can see a wall in between showing as expected.
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