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Nina Ivanova

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  1. Thank you for the report, @Matt Hagen This delay appears to be due to the export of a worksheet data object with lots of elements, which for some reason is not visible in the drawing. We will work to optimize the process of export. Until you have the fix, you might create a copy of the document, remove the WinDoor/VWI-Door/Window Schedule-All Layers worksheet from the Resource Manager, which is anyway not visible on the drawing (see attached image) and export to DWG. Thanks, Nina
  2. Hello @Victor S, Exporting the attached to your post document as it is results in creation of the Slab objects only in the IFC file - because Slabs have their own IFC data already attached to them. For all of the rest custom objects which you add in the document - like the extrudes in this example - you have to set the appropriate IFC data. You might want to read http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2020/eng/index.htm#t=VW2020_Guide%2FIFC%2FIFC_format_interoperability.htm and more specifically http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2020/eng/index.htm#t=VW2020_Guide%2FIFC%2FAssigning_IFC_data_to_objects.htm Hope this helps, Nina
  3. @michael john williams, this is what the regular AutoCAD 2020 gives to me when I try to open the DWG there: I do not know what AutoCAD version is using the surveyor, but there are some custom objects in the DWG. That is why we show the dialog in the beginning of the import too. For this exact DWG I did not see any graphics differences whatever option I chose from the above dialog - to not show proxy graphics, to show it or to show bounding boxes. Imported in Vectorworks graphics is identical to the graphics inside AutoCAD too.
  4. In this case you could just ignore the message. We use some data to recognize whether the DWG is saved by a Civil 3D, but filtering might need some tuning. Can we, please, have the DWG file to check why we show the message?
  5. There is no DWG import fault - we just want to inform you, that DWG files, directly saved by Civil 3D, may contain pure Civil 3D objects, like our plugin objects, which a regular DWG reader might not be able to present properly - i.e. we will receive as info only the object bounding boxes and will create them instead of the real graphics. This will be a correct import, but may not be what you expect to see. From inside the Civil 3D there is a possibility to export the drawing as DWG - and when this command is used instead of the direct save as, complex Civil 3D objects will be saved with their full graphics and we will import it. Of course, if there are no such objects, import will be absolutely identical in both cases.
  6. Please, check your import options - you might have chosen to import the DWG as a reference.
  7. Thank you for sharing the document, Matt! I can confirm the delay when working with the document. From what I see there, you have either imported the DWG in an already existing Vectorworks document, or have updated it later adding more staff. Or you might have imported multiple DWG files - probably 267 according to the number of Design layers? The rest of the things, which I found: - The document contains nearly 4 735 000 objects, screen plane; - Created symbols are 97623; There are also lots of groups; - Imported hatches are actually groups with lines - Vectorworks imports hatches as hatches, does not decompose them - so probably this is how the DWG file has been exported by ArchiCAD; - Seems that dimensions are also presented as groups of lines and text - by default we import dimensions as dimensions, except if the linear scale parameter is different than 1.0 or you have explicitly chosen to import them as groups; - There are 350-400 classes and 71 sheet layers; I will create a performance issue and will attach this document there so that our engineers could look at it and work on improvements. Thank you, Nina
  8. Please, try with changed Update options. Does it help?
  9. @NeedHelp, Publish to PDF is not allowed in Fundamentals. I am attaching a link to the Publish functionality help page: http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2020/eng/index.htm#t=VW2020_Guide%2FPrintPublish%2FBatch_publishing.htm%23CSH_6
  10. Try "This scale" from the Advanced DWG/DXF Import options and set the scale to 1:500. DWG import always creates a new design layer with a calculated scale ("Fit to Page", default choice) or the specified scale ("This Scale" option).
  11. After Compose, especially for arcs and circle-like objects, you could use Poly Smoothing --> Arc Smoothing or Radius Smoothing; In the other cases you could also try Drafting Aids --> Simplify Polys...
  12. Hello, This is a known Windows only problem. Our engineers are already working to fix it. Thank you for reporting!
  13. Hello @OliviaD, Unfortunately the attached DWG file is not a valid file, it can not be opened or recovered in AutoCAD too. Do you know how the file has been created? Thank you, Nina
  14. @dollymama94, ODA Platform Error means, that for some reason we are not passing the export data correctly to the ODA Platform libraries, which are responsible to save them as a DWG or DXF file. Would you, please, send the Vectorworks document directly to me, so that we can look at the problem? Thank you, Nina
  15. @ericjhberg, have you tried VW2020?
  16. Hi @Sky, Yes, we can confirm, that there are issues when these files are imported with option 2D and 3D. This is a know issue and engineers are working to fix it. Please, for the 3D graphics use the default import option 3D Model View.
  17. When you choose to import a DWG file, you will see the DXF/DWG Import Options dialog. To open the dialog with the Advanced import options, use the "Advanced..." button and then switch to the Classes/Layers tab there.
  18. @MAnderson10, Have you tried to import DXF layers as Vectorworks layers? In general, DXF layers correspond to Vectorworks classes, but if you need them as layers, it is up to you to do that.
  19. Hello @nubourne, Please, check that before you start your export, you have the current layer view set to Top. In this way you will export the 3D graphics of the hybrid objects. Best, Nina
  20. Thank you for the files, @RussU! After analyzing the situation we found, that this is a problem with AutoCAD drawing regeneration. Executing REGEN command or some other action inside AutoCAD, which will require drawing to be regenerated, results in line types shown properly there. Thank you, Nina
  21. @RussU, It could be a line type scale issue or, for some reason, create a line type failure on export. Would you, please, send the document you are exporting and the export settings you are using? You can do that privately, if you wish. Thank you, Nina
  22. Hi @VW_Harry, One general thing when you want to export 3D graphics - have your active layer before export set to Top view, not to Top/Plan view. If you are using Top/Plan view, you will export 2D views for the hybrid objects. Using just attached TO_CAD.vwx I was able to see the problem with trusses exported as 2D only even I set the active layer to Top view. Seems this is related to the (sometimes) wrongly passed info to the DWG exporter while we create the objects - we will analyze the case in deep. I will let Vasko @Vasil Kitanov know about this. There is, however, an easy way to avoid this problem - open the document, set the active layer view to Top, then open View menu, uncheck Unified View, then open again View menu and check Unified View. After that export using Default settings and export will be correct (note - you have 2D only graphics in the Venue layer). Thank you for reporting and hope the workaround will help you until we fix the problem. Best regards, Nina TO_CAD.zip
  23. All, we are working on the DWG/DXF export issue.
  24. I think, that the export problem in your original file and the problem given here are different issues, but still there might be some relation. @Jim Wilson, do you have any thoughts about the space issue?
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