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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. Do you mean a Marionette object when you say 'parametric symbol'? I wanted to have a look at your file but it seems like the file is already broken. Do you have one that is still intact?
  2. You can select all of the nodes in your network and then scale by the factor of your layer scale. That should return the network to a workable spacing.
  3. I can confirm this. I am not sure if this is actually supposed to work since the native version seems to run without issue. But since this is an emulation, it may not be the same.
  4. Hi @Fre , yes, it is not difficult, see here: https://www.extragroup.com/faq/ search for 'add new materials'.
  5. @KenH Have you tried the Smart Options Display? It can be configured to do what you require with fewer clicks. Maybe this will work for you?
  6. Hi Bruce, it does align but with respect to the screen plane. 2D alignment works in x,y, 3D align in x,y,z. While 2D is the preferred mode for cardinal views (left, right, etc.), it creates the wrong result in an iso or perspective view. It is not always easy to identify where the 3d axes are in a cardinal view. That's why we need 2D align for these views. This has nothing to do with your wish to improve the alignment process, which sometimes requires a locus. This used to be the case with 2D align before we had the right-click. So, I see a two-fold scope for improvement: Make it less cumbersome (and more discoverable) to override the normal align behavior's 'master object' (which is normally the object at the max coordinate of the alignment direction). This goes for 2D as well because the right click effect on the 'master object' is not known to many users. Make it easier to switch between 2D align and 3D align. I would add my own 2c by saying that the entire alignment process is too protracted because it either requires a right-click (with a submenu, to boot) or, opening a dialog from the menu. Also, you must decide if you want 2D or 3D align. I think this could be simplified.
  7. Gotcha. Like right-clicking a 2D object and aligning via the context-menu because that gives the clicked object priority. Yes, the 3D Align command does not seem to be available via right-click. You can place a 3D locus in case that helps because that takes precedence over everything else. But I see what you mean. You don't want to use an extra object.
  8. Bruce this is what Align 3D is for. Have you tried that?
  9. The Vectorworks University is a good place to start. Here is an 11-part course on interiorcad. Before you start with it, I urge you to complete the basic training for Vectorworks first though. https://university.vectorworks.net/course/index.php?search=interiorcad-basic-workflow-2021
  10. Vectorworks basic knowledge is a good foundation to becoming a successful interiorcad user. Get in touch with Vectorworks UK to get info on who can teach you. Once you have the basics under your belt, give me a shout and I'll teach you what you need to know for interiorcad. A word of advice: as tempting as it might appear - avoid going down the easy path. Sketchup is great software but it is not for what you want. We did not choose Vectorworks randomly as a foundation for interiorcad 😉
  11. Hi @sol117 interiorcad is perfectly suited to bespoke cabinetry because it combines the flexibility of Vectorworks with a state of the art parametric cabinet and powerful 3D custom parts. In fact the top UK bespoke kitchen designers and manufacturers are already switching to interiorcad because of its unrivalled combination of presentation/visualisation, costing/material takeoffs and CNC interface. With most modern CNC workcentres, you won't even need an additional middleware. You can output your 3D designs straight to your machines. Don't worry too much about the learning curve. As you are correctly pointing out, interiorcad is used by the vast majority of companies in Germany now and we are only getting started in the rest of the world, with the UK being our first international stepping stone - with some happy customers. You will master any software if it is suited to your job and interiorcad is, 100%. If you want me to put you in touch with some active users (there are now considerably more than the ones whose testimonials we are using on our web site), PM me. Also happy to answer all your questions in a Zoom call/demo. Thanks!
  12. Yes there is. You can download it on https://extragroup.com
  13. Just SVG import would be nice. Never mind EPS. Not sure about what you mean by lack of accuracy. SVG is quite accurate in my experience.
  14. It's likely a sorting issue. Have you tried changing the sorting order of the numbers column? That should fix it.
  15. Sorry if we missed something, @Ride. Whom did you approach? As @Woodychips said: it's out. https://en.extragroup.de/buy/
  16. You can adjust the door width by increasing the gap, then attach a free custom part. Or you could draw the opening triangles and put them in the same class. many options...
  17. Hi Dave, We have a FAQ article on managing the material database. https://en.extragroup.de/faq/ search for "material". Let me know if questions remain. Thanks!
  18. Hi Dave, You mean horizontal bifolds? We do not currently support those from within the cabinet object. We have recently added support for vertical bifolds. You can still make them quite easily by adjusting the door width and adding an extra panel. We will add horizontal bifolds to the cabinet as well. No timeline yet.
  19. Hi Martina, can you check the origins of this file please? Vectorworks won't open it, as it tells me the file was once edited with an illegal version. Not necessarily your bad, but you may want to check licensing. I cannot get this to open at my end. Here's more info: https://piracy.vectorworks.net/IllegalFile.php
  20. Yes that should work. Please always attach a document, not just a screenshot. I'll have a look. Thanks!
  21. Here is a Datatag which uses the tagged geometry's object data to draw a hexagonal label around the text. I made this to get the label to adjust to the text without distortion. You might be able to adapt this. Tag Door-IT4.vwx
  22. Hi Ed, That shape is not supported (yet). You will need to use individual custom parts to create something like this.
  23. No, we don't allow it. We will need to make some changes to this as users have been quite unhappy about it but this change will have a lot of side effects and is a big project.
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