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  1. Inspectorjack

    Shutters different color than window?

    Greetings. I'm guessing this may be something easy I have overlooked. How do I make my shutters render one color and my window render another? Thanks
  2. 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]
  3. 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/
  4. 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.
  5. 1. Fixed insulated panels (as a substitute for glazing, direct into frame (i.e. sashless) or into sash). 2. Frameless panels (this is similar to a fixed insulation panel except that the window frame is hidden behind the panel, so all you see is a monolithic panel). We often use these to form spandrel panels between levels of a building where a window spans several levels. 3. Louvre vents 4. Louvre windows 5. Glass block (Maybe as a window panel type as well as a Wall Style?)
  6. A common alternative to glazing in Europe is polyester powdercoated insulated aluminium panels or opaque ceramic glazing. So we'd like the ability to control the attributes (colour, texture, etc) of individual panes/panels, including by Class, as we can with Curtain Wall panels.
  7. We need more control over the lintel parameters than there are at present. We need control over the overhang either side of the window reveal so that we can show brick header/soldier courses above windows and other decorative features.
  8. Window Stools (or internal sills) need to be controlled separately from the external Window Sills as they are not typically one object or material. Extruded PVC-U and folded Aluminium external sill options are required as these are very common in Europe. Window Stools should be renamed Internal Sills in the international base version. See more here.
  9. 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.
  10. 1. Projecting Side-hung (hinged on friction stays at top and bottom of window for easy cleaning) 2. Projecting Top-hung 3. Fully Reversible (in addition to pivot) 4. Sliding Sashless (horizontal and vertical) 5. Ability to add custom tags to sashes We need the ability to annotate sashes in 2D/3D. For instance we might like to mark fixed lights with an "F", or we might need to make a certain window opening with FEW (for 'Fire Exit Window) on an elevation, or we may need to mark a door in elevation as "FE" for Fire Exit. 6. Markers Markers for the above sashes should be as follows. 6. Ability to define our own sash types and markers I've been pushing for above sash types since at least 2010. In that time we've had "tilt and turn" added, plus maybe a couple of others, but the above types are still missing. I don't know why. They're critical from our point of view, for correct scheduling and display of markers. So perhaps one way around this impasse is to provide us with the ability to define our own sash types and markers? Then we don't have to wait a decade for them to be coded into the application.
  11. I'd like an Undo button in the Custom Sash Options window. Like we do in the Edit Hatch window.
  12. We need to be able to generate traditional window schedules (vector-based as opposed to bitmaps) that fit on an A1 sheet and include dimensioned elevations of the windows/doors. Preferably all at the click of a button.
  13. 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
  14. For a while now we've had the ability to return wall components at either side of a Window object in a Wall. Which is great. The problem is that it's only in 2D, in Top Plan view. I think it's well past the time that this should also work in 3D (including separate control of the window head). This is of critical importance for us. Apart from just not showing in 3D it also causes problems for things like Section Viewports. Without 3D returns we end up having to add masks to our Section Viewports to hide the wall components that shouldn't be showing. Pretty anachronistic for where Vectorworks is these days. Here's an example of Interior and Exterior Window Detail component returns in plan view, which is great: But these returns don't show in 3D: This is how our Section Viewport ends up looking: And this is roughly what we'd expect it to look like:
  15. Apart from a bug whereby Window ID Tags show through from the other side of a building in a hidden line elevation drawings there's also a problem of window numbers showing on edge from adjacent elevations, as the attached screenshot shows. We need a better way to control visibility of these, rather than having to place Window ID Tags for each elevation on their own Class.
  16. I'd like the ability to define our own sash types and markers. The native window tool has been missing some sash types for many years now and I've nearly given up trying to get them added. They're critical from our point of view and it's frustrating to be held back by such omissions. Being able to add themselves would solve this problem.
  17. We'd like to be able to manipulate windows directly in the model, similarly to how we already can with the Curtain Wall Tool, including: Resize window/door widths, heights and sill/head position via a set of selection handles Move transom, sash and mullion positions
  18. Christiaan

    Can't turn off Window Opening lines

    I’m using the Window tool in conjunction with the Opening sash operation to create holes in walls. The problem I can’t control the attributes to turn off the lines that form the opening. Any ideas?


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