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    Yep, looks like its based on the placement of the axis. With the create roof tool you can make a structure where you can adjust the overhang on each side, and it will calculate correctly. With the roof face tool, it only knows the overhang on the one side based on the axis, so you have to correct the math manually.
  2. Does anyone know how RoofArea_Heated is calculated? It says it's the roof area without the overhang, so I would imagine on a roof with no overhang, RoofArea_Heated would equal ROOFAREA_TOTAL, but it's less. If I use a roof face object, (even with no walls) the heated=total if the roof axis is at the perimeter, if it's inset, it looks like it assumes an overhang anything downslope of the axis, so a butterfly roof doesn't calculate correctly. Anyone know how it does the math?
  3. Yeah, it's a pull-down, so that's what VWX decided to use.
  4. I'm trying to make a data sheet that shows minimal information to use when focusing a light. Ideally the tab would just show channel, Instrument type, color, and focus. When I try to add the fields, some can be added (Lightingdevice.color comes in as color, Lightingdevice.channel comes in as channel, but Instrument type and focus both can't be added. When I try to define a mapping (Object parameter/ Instrument type, or Record Format/ Light info record/Inst Type) it gives an error that "the data sheet fields are not applicable for the object data fields" Any thoughts?
  5. Yes, class over-rides and data visualization doesn't export via datasmith (maybe feature request??) Typically i import in TM by keeping the hierarchy. If you collapse by material, it's easy to override materials all in one go. If you want to make a white model, you can apply a camera effect (or other non-destructive effect)
  6. Looks like the texture doesn't have an opacity mask in TM. It wants to treat it as a solid. A workaround is to replace the texture in TM. Once you've done that, subsequent datasmith refreshes will keep the new texture.
  7. Thanks, I didn't think of converting the logo to a symbol. It's only 150kb, so I didn't think it would make the file so huge, but I guess it does
  8. Is there any reason a titleblock would increase the file size by 1.2 MB? The only graphic image is 150kb, and there are only 4 additional fields. A blank drawing with 6 titleblocks makes a file over 5 MB. Is there any way I can see where the bloat is coming from?
  9. Also having isses with certain objects in twinmotion. It seems basic extrudes cause problems when exporting with Datasmith. Converting to generic solids, or exporting as C4D works better.
  10. Have an issue with horizontal sections. I have a hybrid symbol of a chair that is set under a table, where the back of the chair extends above the plane of the table top.. In plan view, it looks as expected. When I create a horizontal section at 5'h, the chairs appear placed above the table. A 20"h stool next to it behaves as expected. When it's done as a dashed hidden line, it shows a dashed line for the stool (under the table) but the chairs appear above the table. Any Idea how to make this work? H Section.pdf
  11. I had similar problems, when I deleted an extra leader line it would crash. Tech suggested I run the update/ repair ( open the Vectorworks Updater app in your Vectorworks 2021 folder and click on the advanced options and then click repair.) and that seemed to fix the problem
  12. It would be nice if we could quickly modify a viewport annotation, without having to enter the viewport annotation mode. Much like the X-Ray select mode, if we could hold down a key, it would allow us to select an annotation inside a viewport, and move it (or select and edit), without having to go through the process of "Edit annotation", exit annotation, etc.
  13. Thanks. Unless we attach it to the entire vwx library, we still have to manually attach it very time we add a new symbol or someting we download from a manufacturer.
  14. I've been experimenting with the Data Manager. I'd like to attach a record format to new symbol when it's inserted in the drawing. (Ex. add a vendor/ costing database to any symbol classed Equiment-Main) I have a class based rule set up, but when I create a worksheet, it looks like it's attached a database to every line of every object that makes up the symbol. I can't use a symbol based query, as I don't know what symbols will be added. Short of manually connecting the record format every time I add a symbol, is there a better way to do this?
  15. HI- What is the process to export sheets that are sections or elevations of 3D models? When I publish to DXF a plate with an elevation viewport, the annotations survive, but the elevation is missing. When I re-import into vwx, Viewports with plan views are okay, and some section viewports get re-imported as 2d symbols, but all my exterior elevations are gone. Any thoughts?
  16. Thanks. Yes, if the location is not part of the object (like class or layer) it would have to recalculate every time. Hmmmm
  17. Hi- This may be an easy one. Trying to make a worksheet that shows the location of symbols. The symbols are all audio equipment in a rack, and the locations are rack spaces (rectangles, each having a specific name) As symbols are shuffled, I would want the spreadsheet to show the location. I can use LOC as a boolean to see if the symbol is in a location LOC="Rack1U1" but how do I find the name of the location?
  18. One of the architects I work with wants all text to be in capitals. It would be nice if we could include capitalization in a text style, and it could be included in callouts, drawing labels, etc.
  19. I sent in a video. It happens when I delete a leader, then add a leader, and double click in the same place. If doesn't happen every time, but will crash by the 4th or 5th time, every time.
  20. I've found when I create a keynote and add a leader line, when I double click in the same place, (adding a leader on top of itself) vwx will crash. This happens in both 2020 and 2021. Very annoying.
  21. Brilliant. Thank you. Is there any documentation for that? Or should I not bother making data tags if the syntax is going to change.
  22. Not quite sure how to use <ExprIfTrue>@"<Condition> : <ExprIfFalse>". in a data tag. I'm trying to make a tag that will look at the area of a rectangle, and if the area is over 100, will say "too large". I tried =IF((#AREA#>100), 'Too Large', 'Too small'), which will work in a worksheet, but not in a tag. What am I missing?
  23. Is there an easy way to apply labels to a schematic view? If I create a schematic view from a hanging position, the schematic view shows the position name. If i create it from a lighting pipe, or truss system, it won't show a name. I've tried using data tags, #Lighting Pipe#.#Name# doesn't work, and #NNA_SchematicViewObject#.#Name# gives a value of 0. Any suggestions?
  24. Why don't the instruments in schematic views show data visualization? It makes the schematic views a lot less useful.
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