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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. 4 hours ago, Ride said:

    Not to hijack a thread, but what would it take to get InteriorCAD to export to Biesseworks? 

    You need Vectorwop, our CNC interface. It outputs CIX, directly to BiesseWorks.

  2. 5 hours ago, Robson said:

    Hi Nicolas,

    l am new to Interiorcad and trying to find info how to build cabinets and cut their components on our BIESSE CNC. 

    Can you help ?


    Are you running BiesseWorks?

  3. 6 minutes ago, napwszzm said:

    The problem might coming from the sample screw which only has a drilling instead of two.

    I just checked and the sample screw appears to have two drillings. I have dragged them away from the centre to show them. Maybe you deleted one of the drillings previously?


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  4. 23 hours ago, napwszzm said:

    The only thing I concern is the drilling locations are not in the right place. When I changed the dimension of the drawer, the drillings, drawer positions are not changed parametrically, which showed in the early post. 

    Ok, I don't mind having a look at your library files but you need to upload them please:

    On 8/5/2021 at 9:07 AM, Stephan Moenninghoff said:

    I need those files from your user folder under /Libraries/Defaults/Custom Part/.


  5. Just a quick update on the situation: we are aware of the insertion bug with messed-up drillings and are working on a fix.

    @napwszzm I cannot tell from looking at the document what is going on, I need your custom drawer library for that. I assume you wnet through interiorcad -> fittings -> Edit / Adapt Fittings Library and then chose Drawer Boxes, Drawer Profiles etc.? I need those files from your user folder under /Libraries/Defaults/Custom Part/.


    One of the most common mistakes users make is to mess up the groups in the custom fittings, or they delete record formats. Record formats that are attached to groups will also be deleted if that group is ungrouped. We provide a sample geometry with each library document that can be used as a guide how to set up your custom fittings. It is advisable to use this sample geometry as a starting point.


  6. 6 hours ago, Ride said:

    Customizing things after with the suite of InteriorCAD tools is less intuitive.

    @Ride I would like to make sure it does not stay that way. If you have particular cases where you think interiorcad could be improved, please let us know. You can either post something here (PLEASE always include a comprehensible file) or on https://en.extragroup.de/submit-ticket/. Happy to take a look.


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  7. 4 hours ago, jgmrussell said:

    Now in 21 I'm getting Custom Part in the description box. Is there a setting or way to have part names assigned properly? 

    If it's a cabinet object, parts are named automatically. Like you said: side, stretcher etc. 

    If it's a custom part, you can assign a custom name via the "construction" button in the OIP. (We had a bug where any new name did not take properly. Can you download and install this version please: 



    Let me know how you get on!

  8. 1 minute ago, Ride said:

    Yes, I have. And I've tried to get in the habit of using that instead of the poly line tool. I'm getting old and old habits die hard. I've been using '5' for drawing a polyline for 12 years now. I'm going to try swapping the shortcuts in my workspace. See if that helps. 

    Yes, I know what you mean. "Can't teach an old dog new tricks", I guess. 🙂

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  9. 4 minutes ago, Ride said:

    Thanks for responding. Yes, I do click "quickly" when I get going on drawing, which activates this feature all - the - time. It seems to be way more eager to activate in later versions of VW. And this 'feature' really slows things down. And my question is why is it there at all? It seems like one of those things that might look good for the sales brochure, but useless in reality. Or, I'm in the minority and other users love it. Either way, it's certainly is a killer in my workflow. Wish I could deactivate it. Maybe it should be a preference option.

    If you want to draw corner vertices only, you can use the polygon tool. Will that not work?

  10. 2 hours ago, Ride said:

    I don't understand. Why is the implied bezier curve with the poly line tool is so eager to activate?? And why is this a feature at all? There are options for different curves in the mode bar, if I wanted something other than a straight line, I would select a different mode. This "feature" drives me crazy. Sometimes the software needs to get out of the way so you can get some work done. 


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    I think what you are seeing is when you hold down the mouse after you have inserted a new vertex. If you click fast, this may happen. It's a feature that allows you to change the vertex type to Bézier without switching modes. It's been around forever. 

  11. 17 hours ago, javitojavitojavito said:

    Thanks Stephan apologies for the delay in responding. I think the issue was caused from copying and pasting between files all the time. I updated my EDU vectorworks to the latest version and things seem to be working regarding duplicates now. Also replicated the same design without copying and pasting cabinets between files and my file is not bigger than 50mb. Made a bunch of custom connectors and seems to be working fine now.


    The problem with the connectors and the groups seems to be just when the cabinet is nested in at least two groups if you keep a single group structure connector placement seems to be working well.


    BTW I found that the purge command has a coincident duplicate option. Handy if you have placed the same connector on the same place twice!


    Thanks again! So far I am enjoying it, it requires a bit of structure but is far better solution than we have used in the past!

    That sounds good. Thanks for confirming!

  12. On 4/29/2021 at 11:18 AM, javitojavitojavito said:

    - Performance: I made a test with 8 cabinets, 12 drawers and a couple hundreds cabinet connectors (cabineo and screws) and things are slowing down. Testing in in a i7 with windows, 16Gb and Radeon RX 580 8Gb. Full quality OpenGL and shadows. File is now 130 Mb. Which system would be recommended for these type of files? Maybe there are some optimization routines that should be applied?

    I would like to have a look at that file as well please. From what you are describing, it does not sound like it should be slow. I might find out why it seems to perform poorly though.

    On 4/29/2021 at 11:18 AM, javitojavitojavito said:

    - connector placement: I have nested groups for different cabinets so when double click I can isolate parts of the model and work faster. I found an issue when inserting cabinet connectors on nested groups, the connector wont align properly on the grid. See first image below. Funny thing is that if I copy the cabinet to an empty document it will allow me to insert the connectors as expected. See second image. So I ended coping and pasting cabinets back and forth to insert connectors.

    This issue should be fixed in the upcoming service pack. Thanks for reporting!

    On 4/29/2021 at 11:18 AM, javitojavitojavito said:

    - Coincident duplicates. When creating cutting list I am getting far too many connectors and fittings counts. I checked that there are no elements one of top of each other but there might slip out something when cutting and pasting. Is it possible to remove coincident duplicates in order to get those listings correct?

    I am not aware of a script to check coincident duplicates but I checked your file manually and the counts seems ok. I also created an empty file and inserted the same connectors you used and the count seemed to add up. Did you see this in the file you sent me?

    On 4/29/2021 at 11:18 AM, javitojavitojavito said:

    In summary I find Interiorcad intuitive and powerful but before presenting the tool to students next semester I would like to check that it would simplify their design workflow and reduce errors when cutting things on the CNC.

    That is our mission and it should do just that 🙂

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