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Found 8 results

  1. The stake objects for the DTM allows users to choose which units to display, this functionality should be added to the elevation benchmark tool. (And Record Formats & Data Tags) Attached is a screenshot or of the current elevation benchmark, and a portion of the Stake Object showing the ability to choose units.
  2. John Meunier

    Data Tag Display Secondary Units?

    Is there a way to get the data tag to show secondary units when having it show a dimensional value?
  3. As a landscape architect we consistently find ourselves floating between the worlds of architecture and civil engineering...it's one of the benefits of the profession, and sometimes even a headache. With that in mind, we constantly have the need to convey units in both Feet & Inches (architectural) for details and sit dimensions and Decimal Feet (engineering) for anything having to do with survey or elevations. Unfortunately VW doesn't make this very easy. Currently the only real tool we use that allows us to specify the type of units to use is the Stake Tool, which works perfectly. With this tool, it is possible to leave the Document Units in Feet & Inches while showing elevations in Decimal Feet (or visa versa if ever needed). Dimensions should be similar...so should Grade Objects, Site Model Labels, etc...really anything that returns a dimension, the user should have the option of setting the units to be displayed and to be able to do so en masse when needed to change. Take Site Models for example. Currently the contour labels on a Site Model (which have more problems than just units...see other posts regarding this issue) will display only the units that match the Document Settings. Even if you change the document settings to Feet and Inches, the contour labels will show with the number of decimal places specified in the Document Units, so a 50' contour on a site model will ready either 50'-0" or 50.00 and neither one of these is desired, appropriate or standard. The only way to achieve some of the desired results is to constantly switch the Document Units back and forth, which I'm not entirely sure is a good idea for rounding and tolerance reasons?
  4. We love using Elevation Benchmark objects, especially since they can magically display the correct heights (elevations) of building elements in elevation and section viewports – yay for intelligent BIM annotations! However, they'd be even more useful if we could override the document units for them just like we can for stake objects (see attached screen shots).
  5. danasamiey

    Measurments and units

    Hello!! Please help me figure this out! I have spent many hours trying to fix this problem but was not able to. Basically, my measurement changed but I did not resize anything or change the settings and all my drawings are on a scale of 1:1. In the images below my measurements used to be 500mm and 200 mm. now it adds so many zeros and the number changes and drawing size wasn't touched or changed. how to I fix it? I also added an attached an image of my unit settings.
  6. Hello, I was working on VWX 2012 in a teamwork project. Means several people were working with the same files. We happened to have an ongoing problem with the drawing precision. I know about the Units-Settings. But maybe our problem was also linked to Symbols. Whenever a file was opened with a different MAC the symbols for example changed its places by 0,027453 meters (lets say). Since the Units-Settings are file specific I don't know what could cause this issue. Are there any settings that are global in the program and could cause this problem? Or do you think its a symbol based problem? Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks and kind regards Malte
  7. Does anyone know how to make elevation benchmarks display in viewport annotations in decimal feet while having the drawing units set to feet & inches? A workaround seems to be converting the drawing units to decimal feet and then shifting the benchmarks horizontally by a pixel (shift + left arrow), then converting the drawing back to feet & inches for dimensioning the rest of the building. The benchmarks appear to stay in decimal feet in the annotations while the dimensions on the rest of the file switch back to feet & inches, but if you move or edit the benchmark then it will convert back to feet & inches, forcing you to repeat the unit switch process over again to get the benchmark back to decimal feet.
  8. Thanks a lot for C4D Exchange updates. Now for the first time I can do a nearly lossless exchange by C4D Exchange and even by FBX. There also were so many silent Bug Fixes that have a huge impact. I am so happy with it now. Nevertheless I have some Wishes for Improvements : 1. Export Units : In VW 2017 the Files still exports in Millimeters. I would like to have Centimeters. Centimeters are a quasi standard in C4D. Most Plugins (e.g. VRAY) just expect Centimeters. Therefore you have to set these to other Units manually each time, if you can at all. Often they don't use real Units but System Units, were they also expect Centimeters. 2. Option to Save different Export Settings like for DWG/DXF 3. Export > Render Mode : This is much better than the need to Render a View before Export. And we could even set one or more Render Styles just for Exports. But if there is also an Option to edit these Settings on the fly, why not just include all relevant Settings directly into the Export Option Dialog. (Tabbed Layout) 4. Export > Scene Organisation : Also I these new Options are far more useful for FBX, in special cases even for C4D than standard VW mode. I realized, for FBX I would like to have the new Option "sort by Textures" + grouped by Layers, to keep Flexibility with Stories. 5. Export > Export There are now Layer Options in the Export Dialog. I think I will need nothing but "All Layers" But still it needs some Layer+ Class Setting before Export. I see Class+Layer Visibility as a Modeling help only and not as a Export Setting. But even if I use a "Saved View" Set before Export, I had to manually Reset everything afterwards for working again. Couldn't there be at least a Saved View Setup selectable like the Render Style above does ? So that the Saved View will control the Geometry Export but not interfere with my working visibilities ? 6. Or better a Dialog like Viewport Organisation under Visibility Mode to control Geometry Export completely from Export Dialog itself. To be able to do the whole Export from Publish Manager like Exporting DWG's ? 7. Or even better, add Options into Class and Layer Settings to set these to a) Export to C4D or not b) Render in RW or not 8. Geometry > Face Orientation > Extrudes Please allow C4D + FBX Exports to have all Face Normals pointing to the outside: This works for Generic Solids, Meshes, ... and Solid Additions Substructions - even when these include Extrudes. Just not for Extrudes. And this effects also most plugins like Stairs, Slabs, Windows, Doors, Structural Components, ... that seem to use Extrudes in their geometries. Can't these be fixed by simply by using the "Reverse Direction" command for Face of the initial 2D Geometry, after Extrusion ? E.g. for a Rectangle, all other faces are correctly oriented. Just the Base Face is flipped. Thanks a lot so far.

 

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