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  1. This would be great. I wonder if this sort of functionality could be incorporated into InteriorCAD, if not the architect version of VW.
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    cabinets

    Hans, any word on an update for 2018, and what that might include?
  3. Hi. I'm looking for feedback on InteriorCAD 2017. Is anyone here using it? Does it work? I'm currently using 2016 but it is complete junk. I'd like to upgrade out of that mess but I'd like to hear from someone using the latest version to see if it's worth making the change... Thanks in advance.
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    Undo issues

    Again...any resolve to this problem. It seems to be getting worse.....
  5. Ride

    cabinets

    gmm18: To clarify my statement about InteriorCAD 2014, it was the last versions that was fully functional. Not from a CNC production standpoint, but from a visualization standpoint. I must preface this with saying I am using version 2016. I can't comment on 2017. There has been a lot of functionality stripped out from 2104. To name a few: - no stile and rail doors (for the US market this would be a huge deal, for me in Canada not so much) - extremely limited kick options - limited scribes - division tool is clunky and not stable - the entire plug-in is not very stable - no drawer boxes (only drawer fronts) - for me, the program doesn't work unless I'm using metric measurements (again, not a big deal here in Canada, and this maybe something specific to my set-up). The videos you mention are fantastic. They look great and I hope they are a sign of things to come. But I have seen these videos for a few years, but real world results are not the same. I think they are on the right track, and I continue to follow the progress. But they started in a new direction after 2014 called "production realism" (I think that's what they're calling it). It has been now 3 versions (2015, 2016, 2017) and reports are that it's not quite ready yet. I can't wait until they prove me wrong....I will be the first to put my money down. I do cabinet drawing/production every day.
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    cabinets

    I agree wholeheartedly with Chris Fleming. I too use interiorcad, but I have moved on from 2014. Version 2014 was really the last usable version of interiorcad. They DO NOT keep up with VW upgrades at all, and have lost a lot of functionality from the 2014 version. I hope one day they get things sorted out, but the transition to their new "vision" of producing "production realism" (which is a great concept!) has been years in the making and is nowhere near done yet. Until then....I plug along with 2016 and when it craps out (which is a lot), I go back to basic VW 3D tools to get by. As for jmartinarch, sorry I can't help you with your issues with the VW cabinet tools. The last time I tried to use them it was years ago and they are/were very limited. In the past I have resorted to basic 3D geometry to represent the cabinets and filled-in the details in the viewport. This works fine until you need a 3D view....
  7. I do this daily. Not sure what brand of machine you are getting, but I use a Biesse machine. For me, the best workflow is to use parametric parts created in Biesseworks for the standard cabinet parts, and using DXF exports from VW for the more complicated geometry when doing curved desks and such. That's a basic overview. but I'm happy to elaborate if this sounds like where you're wanting to go.
  8. Brilliant! I stand corrected, thanks Pat and BCD. Thanks for all the help. It took a bunch of tries because it's very finicky - you can't create a new folder for the exported files during publish, it just crashes. So as long as you create the folder first then it works perfectly.... Thanks!!
  9. That won't work. It would lose all the geometry and layer information needed to import into the CNC software.....
  10. Yes, I only see sheet layers and saved views. I don't have an option to export a design layer.... FWIW - I'm using VW2016 Architect.
  11. I might be missing something really simple. Is it possible to publish or batch export design layers? Specifically, I regularly need to export many design layers to DXF for import into CNC software. I would be nice to be able to do this in a batch style, rather than exporting individually. Is it possible?
  12. Hi. Is there someone that can elaborate on the above? I too would like the opening triangles to show up, but I'm not sure what exactly to change in the misc file. I think changing the variable from either 1 or 0 only changes whether the hinge triangle shows the hinges at the point, or the handle at the point of the triangle. It doesn't show the lines in the drawing. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks
  13. Ride

    Undo issues

    Was there ever any resolve to this? I've been having this happen a lot lately. VW2016 Architect SP4 Mid-2015 Macbook Pro AMD Radeon R( M370x 2048MB
  14. col37400, I agree with you 100%. Top/Plan makes a mess of presenting a decent plan view, but a 3D view rendering is no better. I haven't tried a plan section, but maybe I will now - but I do see a lot of "fixing-up" on the viewport to show all the elements I need to show. Just for information, my work involves custom kitchens and commercial millwork.
  15. I use a Biesse machine, and we export from VW to DXF, then use an automatic import function to bring the geometry into Biesseworks. I would assume most CNC control software would have similar, if not better capability than Biesseworks. For us, doing cabinet work, we create the cabinets parts and other basic parts right in Biesseworks, and only draw the more complex curved stuff and import it.
  16. Thanks for the response. What baffles me is that it is taking YEARS to get this software up to speed. Certainly they had advance warning of the change to 64 bit. I admit the ideas of custom parts and dynamic editing are great, but why so long to implement? Either way....I'll keep watching. I'm just not giving them any more of my money until the software is essentially complete.....
  17. How is the rest of interiorcad? The last I used is 2015 but it was so bad I decided to abandon it altogether. It was a terrible piece of unfinished software. Is it any better in 2016?
  18. Woodychips, I don't have XG-opening triangles class either. Maybe specific to certain version? Or is it a setting somewhere?
  19. I wasn't aware that interiorcad 2016 was now available. But honestly, they've been working on this "new workflow" for years. I haven't seen any real commitment from extragroup to move interiorcad forward. Vectorworks has made great strides since 2014, so for us we've abandoned interiorcad altogether. Right now it's not worth the trouble to try to use. Post up if there are some new updates/releases to 2016 that make it useable all of the sudden.
  20. JimW - essentially you are correct, but there could be a lot of different geometries to which machining information would need to be assigned which can be very time consuming. Jim Smith - is your client using layer names to assign machinings to the geometry? Names such as "TCHW0B1TC0PT0D1300TCD$TOOLNAME$IT0IA0OT0OA0"? If you implement the layers names and then use "automatic import" when bringing in the dxf's then most of the machining will be assigned (though there is generally some small bit of tweaking before running the file).
  21. I have the same problem, and my title block is not a symbol. It seems the only fix is to restart the computer. It happens to me about once every week or so, but I can't find a common series of events that cause it.
  22. I have the same problem, and my title block is not a symbol. It seems the only fix is to restart the computer. It happens to me about once every week or so, but I can't find a common series of events that cause it.
  23. I have the same problem, and my title block is not a symbol. It seems the only fix is to restart the computer. It happens to me about once ever week or so, but I can't find a common series of events that precipitate it.
  24. I use vectorworks to export DXF files to Biesseworks every day. Biesseworks is awful. A big red flag should have gone up when I was researching the purchase of our CNC machine, and Biesse's software required Windows XP to run. Apparently it won't run on any later versions of windows. I'm not saying that every other CNC manufacturer uses better software, but it certainly can't be worse. It feels like Biesse didn't want to outsource their software development to a company that can actually create software and tried to do it all in-house. So I have to agree with Jim's statement above. If you're ever feeling down about vectorworks, try Biesseworks!
  25. Hmmm. I don't think it can be done. I vaguely recall trying to get this to work years ago, but as I recall it wasn't possible. But I might be wrong, and if you find a way to make this work please post it up. As a side note, in my opinion 2014 was the last usable version of InteriorCAD. If you ever get the itch to move to 2015 I suggest you really give the trial versions a workout before you commit.
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