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The more I model in Vectorworks and the more I coordinate with structural engineers the more I find that I want to model these parts of my model separately: Elements external to structure Structure Elements internal to structure The reasons being: When we model complex walls/slabs/roof objects the automatic connections between these objects are just too opaque and prone to error. Separating them makes it much easier to make and maintain constructionally correct connections. It also becomes easier to coordinate with the structural engineer. For instance it becomes very straightforward to isolate and export one's own structural model. You can model in this way now but it's messy because you have to manually manage the position of multiple walls/roofs/slabs instead of one. One way to solve this might be some kind of parallel wall, roof and slab connection, so that we can "magnetically" snap walls together in parallel, roof faces together in parallel, and maybe slabs (but to a lesser extent). These parallel connections would work across layers. And—unlike Grouped objects—we'd be able to make standard joins with other wall/roof/slab objects, independently for each object connected in parallel. When you move objects connected in parallel they all move together but their connections with other objects are maintained. When you insert an object (e.g. window, roof light) they're inserted through all objects at once. VE-102325
After having a few problems with the Roof and Roof Face objects, it seems to me that the height datum and Roof Axis Line (slope line) should be two separate controls, instead of one. An example of why—as I found out in this exercise—is that the slope line can be used to control the edge of a component that is not associated with a set of walls: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/53406-how-do-you-make-top-roof-component-overhang-the-fascia/#comment-268301 But if you move the slope line and think you're simply moving the edge of the component then you're sorely mistaken, because moving the slope line will change the height of your entire roof, requiring you to then manually readjust it.