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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. 4 hours ago, Kevin K said:

    You all are probably well aware of this, but the 'Tapered Extrude' tool can facilitate some cool stuff, that can't easily be achieved by other methodologies for say...creating a label for a wine bottle,  in seconds. Very flexible, as well, if you would need to quickly adjust the arc chord or sweep. I simply created an an arc by 3 points in a top plan view, referencing the diameter of the wine bottle, then did a tapered extrude with no angle,  and voila !

    Just a little 'FYI' for those who may be interested.  🙂

    Note the rendering....



    Is that a 3D salad?

  2. 40 minutes ago, Habitat43 said:

    Hi Stephen. This is what I would like to do:

    1. Change the height of the drawers and/or door. If I choose 2 or 3 drawers VW makes them the same size, I would like the top to be smaller than the one in the bottom, like in a regular kitchen. 
    2. would like to be able to have the top drawer with one style and the bottom drawers with another one. 

    I was able to change the height of door using the custom cabinet option but it doesn’t allow me to change the door style. 

    The custom cabinet is a third party plugin right?


    That's possible with the full version of interiorcad and yes, it's an extra plugin. There is an entry-level version, interior xs, which has full capabilities but does not do fittings, parts lists and costing. 


    The 2021 version of interiorcad/interior xs will also feature framed fronts, face frames, openable fronts, awning doors, notched toe kicks and a slew of other features made for users outside of Germany/Austria/Switzerland. 

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  3. As for the file format: you can simply choose "Vectorworks interiorcad" from the list and then copy and paste into your document. This is a Java applet and is slightly temperamental so if it does not work as expected, just choose STEP and download. Then, drag and drop into your document. I will make a short film to explain how to proceed with the hinge from there on. (As soon as I get a chance).


  4. Ah, you mean the rogue object?

    Replace the 0 in the 'First Rectangle Width' node with 50. You are creating a dead object so the count for the rotation values is one more than that for objects. You can see it if you go to debug mode:


  5. 18 hours ago, MRoth said:

    - It seems as if you always fill one half of the shelf with plates and the other with glasses and bowls. Is that correct?

    Not strictly. Diameters are used to determine which is the largest object participating in the zig-zag array. Objects falling below a certain diameter are assembled in rows, then the remaining space is used to distribute them and as a last step they are shuffled about by a random value.

    18 hours ago, MRoth said:

    - What are the diameters of your dishes?

    It doesn't matter.

    18 hours ago, MRoth said:

    - Are there any specifications for your shelf regarding size? For example, only with certain depths?

    Not really. The only limit is that I will stop filling up the shelf once I have finished the last of the distributor modules (because I cannot loop).


  6. 20 hours ago, MRoth said:

    Are these all individual objects that can be placed completely randomly or would it be possible, for example, to pack the glasses in a predefined block. This block would have a length that could be used again.

    They are stacked symbols and symbols outside of the max vertical shelf space get deleted. That's all straightforward . The hard part is: objects get placed randomly. That's kind of the point of the object. You want each shelf with a different set of objects and different placement. So, it's not about the stacking, it's about placement on the horizontal plane in x and y and filling up the shelf in x and y. Does that make sense? I'm posting the object soon anyway. Maybe it becomes clearer then. 


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  7. 8 minutes ago, MRoth said:

    Is this about your books or another project?


    A new project. I'm filling up a shelf with plates, bowls, glasses etc. Mainly round or roughly that shape. So I'm doing the math but it is impossible to guess the total length as the filling is not linear, as with the books because I have the shelf depth to take into account. So, I'm looping through the process until I have filled the shelf. I can see no other way.



  8. I wonder if an option could be added to create a loop that will be executed until some condition is met. Think about filling up a shelf until full and then stop. I haven't found a way to do this other than repeating a wrapper n times and using valves to stop the unused wrappers getting executed. Unfortunately, this makes debugging inside of Marionettes very slow because the valve does not seem to start working until the object has been exited. Also, with each repeated wrapper, the compile time gets longer. This makes duplicating the object slow in the document (although I am sure my wiring could be optimised 🙂 ).

    Any ideas? Could this even be implemented at node level?

  9. On 6/2/2020 at 12:23 PM, Zeno said:

    I need to create a single panel on the cabinet's rear attached. I would like to generate a single panel, not adding a 3d extra part. It is possibile? (number 1)

    I think I answered this already? You need an extra 3D part. There are no disadvantages as to manufacturing because you can still attach your fittings. The only drawback would be that the individual custom part would not adapt to reshaping of the parent cabinet.


    On 6/2/2020 at 12:23 PM, Zeno said:

    And (2) can I add a connection to create a 270 degrees opening?

    You can. This type of hinge is not supported by the interiorcad hinge tool - yet) but you can still add it. Import the hardware, attach an interiorcad 3D drilling, group it and run the "Assign Fitting Type" command (under interiorcad > Fittings). Place it appropriately and send to CNC or export parts list. It will be accounted for in both types of exports.


    On 6/2/2020 at 3:03 PM, Zeno said:

    Similar problem on opening with irregular angle, Interiorcad can't fine a correct element to open the part

    Angular doors are supported. You may have to play with the type of construction where the door hinges. Manufacturers require very precise parameters for particular hinge types.


    Here is an example document listing all supported types of angular door construction types:

    Angular hinges.vwx

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  10. Hi Zeno, for the c-shaped panel, you need to use a custom part. You can still use your usual fittings. If the custom part touches the surrounding parts, a grid will be shown as soon as one of the interiorcad tools is running. 

    As for the cutout, here is a little movie showing how to go about:

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  11. 5 minutes ago, Martin Lerch said:

    Hi Stephan,

    I just found your post while struggling with a similar problem. The valve node hasn't become smarter since, has it?

    Thanks Martin

    Not yet. I think I read somewhere that it is not as easy and straightforward to implement as one would imagine 🙂

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  12. 13 hours ago, Bas Vellekoop said:

    The exclamation point makes it seem that i should know what 'regenerate' in this situation means, I do not,  please help 😂

    Sorry, my bad. I should have said 'Reset' or 'Update' Those are the terms used for this ('Reset on Move' or 'Update' Button.)


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  13. 58 minutes ago, Bas Vellekoop said:


    Sorry, I do not get it I think 🙂

    If I was unclear then let me try to rephrase it. 


    1. Is it through a script or Marionette possible to create some sort of button that makes Vectorworks recalculate the CSG solids that are present in the VW file?

    2. Would through an VW enhancement request it be possible to add this as an automatic part of History-Based Modelling? (Vectorworks recognizes you changed a symbol that is used in a solid addition or subtraction and recalculates the CSG solid automatically?


    Thanks for your help and patience 🙂  

    No trouble at all!

    1. Yes. You can tell your Marionette to do whatever you want it to. (Always remember that you may need to regenerate it though!)

    2. Not for me to say.


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