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  1. The Plan Wall Offset setting in Window Style > General is currently based on the centre of window frame to centre of Wall. This is not a figure we're generally interested in practice. As designers we're interested in where the outside or inside face of a window frame sits relative to the outside or inside face of a wall, or relative to the outside or inside face of a particular wall component, more often than not the Core component. So instead of being a simple offset from centre of window frame to centre of wall we'd like the following offset options added to the OIP: OFFSET FROM: 1. Outside face of window frame 2. Inside face of window frame 3. Centre of window frame TO: 1. Outside face of Wall 2. Inside face of Wall 3. Centre of Wall 4. Core component of Wall [or, if possible, specific component of Wall]
  2. This thread is intended to bring together the features needed to bring the window and door tools to what I (and some UK architects I worked with on these) consider maturity. These tools have been neglected for too long. These aren't interface improvements, nice-to-haves or radical ideas, but rather basic features (from a user's point of view) needed to model windows for the vast majority of our projects (mostly medium-sized residential buildings in UK/Europe). The last set of items are the interface improvements, nice-to-haves or radical changes that we'd love to have but I've posted here by way of contrast to the basic features we need for window/door tool maturity. Window Tool: Additional window sash types required https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49476-additional-window-sash-types-required/ Additional window panel types required https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49477-additional-window-panel-types-required/ Window sill improvements https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49479-window-sill-improvements/ Control attributes of individual window panes/panels https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49478-control-attributes-of-individual-window-panespanels/ Brick header and decorative window lintels https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49481-brick-header-and-decorative-window-lintels/ Support for 3D 'Wall Detail' component returns at windows https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/50263-support-for-3d-wall-detail-component-returns-at-windows/ Door Tool: Ability to define gaps for Door Tool https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49508-ability-to-define-gaps-for-door-tool/ Frame stops for Door Tool https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49502-frame-stops-for-door-tool/ Custom ID tags for windows and doors https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/51066-custom-id-tags-for-windows-and-doors/ Bi-folding sliding doors for Door Tool https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49506-bi-folding-sliding-doors-for-door-tool/ Meeting Stiles for Door Tool https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49503-meeting-stiles-for-door-tool/ More refined control over complex door opening arrangements https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49504-more-refined-control-over-complex-door-opening-arrangements/ Window/Door tool interface improvements: Ability to configure doors within the Window Tool https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49369-ability-to-configure-doors-within-the-window-tool/ Traditional window schedules https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49480-traditional-window-schedules/ 2D front view vector-based door schedules https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49364-2d-front-view-vector-based-door-schedules/ Ability to define Wall Hole Component of Window/Door Objects https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/50187-ability-to-define-wall-hole-component-of-windowdoor-objects/ Ability to manipulate windows/doors directly in model https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49482-ability-to-manipulate-windowsdoors-directly-in-model/ Ability to define our own sash types and markers https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/50577-ability-to-define-our-own-sash-types-and-markers/ Need better way to hide Window ID Tags irrelevant to current elevation https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/53910-need-better-way-to-hide-window-id-tags-irrelevant-to-current-elevation/ Undo function for Custom Sash Options https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/51103-undo-function-for-custom-sash-options/
  3. Does anybody know of a workaround for controlling the Texture of a Door object Vision Panel (and the Transom sashes for that matter)? See attached example (v2018). The Vision Panels and Transom Sashes are simply showing as white. example.vwx
  4. Hi, I need to draw a double door set, similar to the image, but without the fanlight, so full height double doors with side panels...any ideas?! thankyou!
  5. We'd like custom ID tags for windows and doors. One of the main reasons we need them is to display the fire-rating of doors on floor plans for instance. We used to use symbols for doors, including our own custom ID tag (linked to a record format), and this included a fire-rating field. But now that we're using the Door Object we don't have this capability. The fire-rating is there in the door data but we're unable to display it as part of the ID tag, because ID tags are limited to ID Prefix, ID Label and ID Suffix. You might say that we could use the ID Suffix field to show the fire-rating but we already use this field to identify a door type (and the fire-rating is already has its own field). So a typical door number for us would look like this: D-09-B (D=door, 09=door number, and B=type) WinDoor, for instance, has custom ID tags, which are symbols the user can edit. They also have a second field that you can use for any piece of data you like, such as the fire-rating.
  6. As we can with Symbols I'd like to be able to define the Wall Hole Component of Window and Door Objects, so we can more easily model modifications of the wall that are associated with a window/door.
  7. We should be able to define a ‘Fitting Gap’ for the door leaf (gap between jamb and leaf), which is typically 1 to 3 mm either side of the door and may include smoke seals or weather seals. If this gap is not supported then we have to make the shim gap or the casing the wrong size to compensate, which apart from being visually wrong also means we can’t schedule accurately. For the same reasons we need to be able to define the gap between the door leaf and floor. As well as being able to define the shim gap to the top of the door separately from the sides, as this can often be different. UK defaults should be as follows: WIDTH DEFAULTS 7 shim gap 32 casing 3 gap 826 leaf 3 gap 32 casing 7 shim gap = 910 Wide Structural Opening HEIGHT DEFAULTS 15 shim gap 32 casing 3 gap 2040 leaf 20 threshold gap = 2110 High Structural Opening ARCHITRAVE SIZE DEFAULTS The default architrave (trim) should be of the following size: 19 x 69
  8. Support for louvre vents in the Window Tool is welcome. Now we also need them for the Door Tool, which is the majority use case for us.
  9. We need support for bi-folding sliding doors. There shouldn’t be any limit to the number of configurations (i.e. please don’t use a drop-down list of options, use a Custom Door Options graphical user interface instead perhaps). Examples of common bi-folding sliding door arrangements:
  10. We need more options for displaying ID tags. For instance to be able to display the fire-rating of a door (separately from the door ID). WinDoor has some good examples, see below. We also need support for superscript and subscript as some nationalities utilise these for fire-ratings.
  11. We'd like to get rid of the “complex door” XOXOXO drop-down menu and replace it with something more akin to the Custom Sash Options interface in the Window Tool.
  12. 1. We need new fields added to the Leaf tab of the Door Tool Settings to deal with Meeting Stiles. Double door meeting stiles have five common arrangements as illustrated below, which are square, rounded, rebated, astragal and T astragal. An astragal is a timber profile/molding fixed to the secondary door leaf to act as a stop. 2. The object in the current version of Vectorworks called "Astragal" is not an astragal and should instead be called a Fixed Mullion. An astragal is in fact a holding that attaches to one of the leafs and closes the gap between the two leafs when closed (see above).
  13. We need the door tool to support frame stops. These can be both planted or rebated, as attached image. We need this for a number of reasons: Correct visual representation in 3D and 2D views The ability to visually check that we're providing the correct clear opening For accurate scheduling
  14. The separation of the window and door tools poses a problem for scheduling, visual accuracy and editing. In the real world doors and windows are usually part of the same unit, especially for external units. So we need to be able to define doors and door thresholds as part of window units (or "external opening" units) separately and in addition to the window sash/sill settings. This is probably my most wanted enhancement in Vectorworks. JIRA reference: VE-97948
  15. We need to be able to generate a live 2D front view representation of doors and we need to be able to dimension them with associative dimensions. We’d also like to be able to edit/override individual line-types and line-weights as you can with a viewport.

 

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