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  1. After previewing VW2018, I am again excited at some of the new features! Landscape architects using the software can rejoice at: · Multiple Views – This is pretty awesome upon first glance · Better Site Model Contour Manipulation – The updated interface and experience will take a little getting used to, but the added control over 2d-3d contours is a much-awaited feature · Worksheets – The slightly updated interface and interplay with the criteria selection will make some of worksheets’ notoriously difficult to understand elements a little easier to manipulate and interact with. · Irrigation Tool Fixes – Hatches for drip areas and the ability to rotate symbols on a pipe are great additions Knowing that the next Version’s list is already being developed, I would like to reiussue my running wishlist for VW2019 or even the next service pack? For comparison, here is my big list from last year. (https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/forum/19-wishlist-feature-and-content-requests/&do=add) First of all, some of my wishes were granted, or at least partially. With links to the original posts, they are as follows: Create Objects from Shapes – Fixed in 2018! https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/43106-create-objects-from-shapes-alters-vertex-control/ https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49842-create-objects-from-shapes-fidelity-loss-in-vertex-control/ Irrigation - Symbol/Component Rotation – Fixed in 2018! https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/45311-irrigation-tools-bug-how-to-rotate-symbols-dripline-outlets-etc/ https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49849-irrigation-tools-symbolcomponent-rotation/ https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cDX33GQh5g Better Tangent Snapping for Circles and Arcs – Kind of fixed in 2018? Partial fix in 2018? It seems that some efforts were made on this point, but the problem still exists. Some tangent point appear when trying to connect two arcs with a third tangent to both arc, but they are incorrect. https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/48013-better-tangent-snapping-for-circles-and-arcs/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umUiKBdLQKM Hide Database Headers on Export – Kind of fixed in 2018? OIP for worksheets now includes a checkbox to hide database headers. I would still love to see this as a checkbox option in the plot/publish menu. https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/44341-hide-database-headers-on-export/ So…that leaves us with a running list of all of the wishlist items that still remain. These are prioritized based on our perceived level of importance in day-to-day workflows. Note that I have also attached an excel spreadsheet we use internally to categorize our wish list items. Design Layer and Sheet Layer Hierarchy - No changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/42924-project-sharing-design-layer-and-sheet-layer-hierarchy/ File Size - No changes in 2018 Many of our files are getting too cumbersome to work with. As the ideal workflow seems to be the idea of project sharing, where everything is located in one file and team members check out that file to work simultaneously, we are at a standstill. Right now our workflow contains 5 files (L-Hardscape, L-Irrigation, L-Planting, L-Details, and L-Base) all referenced together to create our drawing set. Each file can top out at over 1 GB of size, making combining all of this information into 1 file impossible. Can you imagine a 3-4 GB VW file...we can. With that said, finding a way to dramatically reduce file size and/or the draw on the computer is going to be vital for us going forward. The projects and demands being placed on us aren't getting any easier, so we need a software that is nimble and can react with us and VW seems to be heading in the opposite direction. IN VW2018 - A bare bones 35.68 MB file becomes a 36.08 MB file. Albeit a relatively small increase in file size, this is going in the wrong direction from our perspective. Text Handling – No Changes in 2018 https://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=43962&Number=220315#Post220315 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/40696-paragraph-editing/ Irrigation Pipe Jump Autosize – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49883-irrigation-pipe-jump-autosize/ Offset irrigation Pipes – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49884-offset-irrigation-pipe/ Sheet Layer or Viewport Linking Text – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/42925-sheet-layer-or-viewport-linking-text/ Tag/Callout Based on Record Field – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/42971-tagcallout-based-on-record-field-label-gis/ Image Function in Worksheets – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/43284-image-function-in-worksheets/ https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/45671-image-function-is-better-but/ Hardscape Components – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/42560-hardscape-components/ Site Model Contour Labelling – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/44578-site-model-contour-labelling/ https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/50682-dtm-units/ Reference Viewport Classes – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/43817-reference-viewport-classes/ Viewport Visibility - Save Settings – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/48660-viewport-visibility-save-settings/ Document Management - Viewport Crops and Annotation – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/48655-document-management-viewport-crops-and-annotations/ Dashed Line Endings – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/43207-dashed-line-endings-roundedsquare-option/ Civil3D Integration – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/45097-civil3d-integration/ Referenced Titleblocks and Project Based information – New Tool, problem not solved. I haven’t had an opportunity to do more than a cursory look over the new Title Block tool and it seems a little complex! Maybe too complex? That being said, I am pretty sure the referenced file workflow updating project based information between several referenced project files will work with this new tool, just as it didn’t with the Sheet Border tool https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/41885-bpreferencing-titleblock-symbols-in-different-files-but-same-project/ Enhanced Clip Cube Operability – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/42923-enhanced-clip-cube-operability/ Auto Color Classification for Data Visualization Viewports – No Changes in 2018 http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.2/index.cfm?TopicName=Standard_classification_schemes https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/46022-auto-color-classification-for-data-visualization-viewports/ https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/45692-data-visualization-auto-range/ Select Similar Tool to Work for Plant Objects – No Changes in 2018 Fixed, I guess? Select similar by Object type will select all of the same plants, but select similar by Symbol Name will not! https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/42968-select-similar-tool-to-work-for-plant-objects/ General Notes Needs Columns – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/43206-general-notes-needs-columns/ Floors inside symbols don't export to DWG – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/44318-beware-floors-as-part-of-symbols-do-not-export-to-dwg/ Constrain Image Dimensions on OIP Resize – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/44481-constrain-dimensions-resize/ Stake Tool - Read Elevations of Objects in Addition to Site Models – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/50352-stake-tool-read-elevations-of-objects-in-addition-to-site-models/ Create Class from Object – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/50964-create-class-from-object/ Calculating Quantities Across a Database Header – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/50023-calculating-quantities-across-a-database-header/ Site Models and Aerial Imagery Textures…gotta be a better way – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49258-site-models-and-aerial-texturesgotta-be-a-better-way/ https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/46557-draping-map-over-dtm/ Railing Fence Tool - Corner Posts – No Changes in 2018 https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49024-railing-fence-tool-corner-posts/ Irrigation Calcs for True Looped Mainline – No Changes in 2018 https://www.irrigationtutorials.com/using-a-looped-mainline-for-irrigation/ https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/50586-irrigation-tools-and-a-looped-mainline/ Thank you for reading this far, and if you are a VW staffer, great work on 2018, don’t let this list get you down. Get some rest. PCLD Wishlist.xlsx
  2. Hi everybody I've been using VW for a few years now, I love the workflow, compatibilty and great visual quality that can be achieved with VW. I'm a structural engineer, and I was wondering if VW is going to include Steel connections modelling and detaling. Most of my work partners use Tekla structures and it is a drawback not to have parametricized steel connectios, BOM, and CNC support in VW. Is there ever going to be realeased a VW for steel structures ???
  3. I wish there was a link to https://forum.vectorworks.net directly from the Vectorworks main landing page http://www.vectorworks.net in the Support tab. the reason is because the current link to the knowledge base takes you to a different starting page in the forum, making it difficult to navigate your way to the wishlist quickly without using a bookmark in the browser.
  4. Hi all, is there a way to filter this wishlist (maybe by the tags?) so that I can only see the questions pertaining to that topic I'm interested in? thanks! vickie
  5. One of my longest standing wishlist items that I am only now posting to the forum has to deal with snapping tangents from an object to a curved/arced object. Be it a circle, arc, arc-polyline, the tangent snap point does not work when drawing an arc or polyline to that feature. To better illustrate the problem I put together a short screenshot video. I have also linked another thread because of it's relevance to the situation
  6. Could you please add python syntax-highlighting for posting code to the forum. Thanks
  7. I was wondering if there could be a carpet tool for the events section. The tool could have the following items. 1) Stock Carpet Widths & Roll Sizes. 2) Places Data inside object after created. Meaning it will label itself like the Hoist Tool. 3) Can select carpet type from tool 4) Tracks Rolls of Carpet use and Costs 5) Lets you select room and automatically carpets with data inputted. 6) Creates Carpet Report 7) Carpet Layout Tool Would allow you to easily carpet and event where you may use different colors of carpet or material in the event! I know I could use this everyday in the Event world. I would imagine it could be used in the architectural word as well.
  8. Would it be possible to have the open files show the "Tabs" with filenames displayed at maximum possible length, with each additional open file shrinking the space accordingly, similar to the way the MacOS Finder windows populate with multiple folders open in one window? I, for one, would be grateful.
  9. It would be really useful if there was a clear way of joining 3 or 4 distinct walls at the junction. I know this has come up before through discussion of wall joints, but not sure if there is a specific wishlist request: This is coming up pretty regularly at our office, and it means a lot of bodging things together which doesn't look great and is time consuming.
  10. Does anyone know of a way to separate a linetype into its component parts? It would be good to be able to take a shape made with a certain line type and then say "Ungroup" or "Convert to group" and its all split up into individual objects.
  11. From this previous post by me Viewport Class Overrides and the like If you allow a hook into the line type and pen thicknesses at least, it would save us heaps of hours having to select a viewport and pain-stakingly scroll through 100's of classes to find the one your looking for and override it. Also using the eyedropper for VP class overrides and visibilities is ok until you have two viewports that you want to eyedropper a single class' properties across without carrying properties of any other class. You can't do this, which we need to be able to do. If there was such a function through VS/Python/SDK we could fix this ourselves. How do we go about asking for additional functionality to be added to the scripting language? or SDK? Is it through here - Wishlist forum? Kind regards Tui
  12. Hey all! Over the next few days I will be doing a hard push on catching up with wishlist items from the last few months and prior. https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/forum/19-wishlist-feature-and-content-requests/ This is by no means the ONLY time I will be doing this, but now would be a fantastic time for you all to find your favorite wishlist submissions (either made by you or someone else, feel free to promote others) and give them a bump if they're older than the last 30 days or so. Use the Vote system on the lefthand side to draw attention, the more the better: If you have a thread that is NOT in the wishlist subforum for any reason, simply mention me directly, ask that I move it and I will.
  13. Would be great if we could have the search feature coming in the new Resource Browser for 2017, available for searching for classes/layers and toggling there visibilities and active statuses. Below are some screenshots of where it could be put, but basically the ability to search for any element (classes/layers/viewports) becomes a much needed feature. I've developed a menu plugin that does this for classes(demo below), but we need this across the board for layers/viewports/etc. https://player.vimeo.com/video/182485660
  14. In the event of a crash it would be great if we had an option to choose from the last Auto-Save file or list of recent auto-saves, instead of navigating to our backup folder all the time after a crash.
  15. Past week I was working on a project where i needed to use surface hatches. I think it can be implemented beter. When i was thinking about this i realized its 'bigger' then only the surface hatch part. To be honest i think there should be an overhaul of how classes work an what you can do with them. In general classes should have to ability to work as materials. This would mean you would create a class for every material with al the specifications needed (including R-ratings and other properties like weight/m3 etc.) With the new forum its easier to look for previous comments and discussions about this. I will included these because some things i borrowed from there. MOCKUP AND WISHES: ability to create 1 material / classes that you can set to use different settings for different scale. When you create a viewport (1:10) on a sheet layer that's different then the scale on your design layer (1:50) it automatically uses the properties of 1:10 instead of 1:50 This option could work as class overrides do now, but more automated. For every material you can set Lambda values so you don't have to do that in your wall style. The wall styles gets the options to use the values from your class or material or just use a different value. This should work like the attributes palette works: it can be set by classes, but it doesn't have too. Ability to use hatches and tiles in surface hatches. (I'm never been able to create in a simple way a hatch as I can with tiles) I don't like how hatches work together with textures. I think this should be 2 separate things that can work together but don't have to. It should not be part or your renderworks texture but something you can set separate. Beside that I think its confusing that you have a scale for the hatch in your recourse browser, as well in the renderworks edit texture. At the moment if you change the scale of your resource it changes in the renderworks texure as well. In someway this is logic but it worked unexpected for me. You should be able to change in % the scale of your hatch in the class/material without editing the resource in the resource browser. For a section and a surface we should be able to set different hatches without overrides, so lets split that up in different options. I wanna set the pen, fill, hatch, opacity, scale, thickness separately for: sections plans elevations
  16. Greetings all, 1.Third Party Development -would be great to have a section somewhere on the Dev Wiki or here on the forums where third party plugin developers can goto, to request for additional procedures/functions to the existing API calss (eg Viewport Class Overrides!), and also to see a roadmap of upcoming changes to the existing API (eg a number of calls are dropped from version 2012). To help us prepare for the yearly releases. Unless this is already available that I don't know of. 2. Project Management. -our office has just started using the Project Sharing feature, and it has been running smoothly so far. With the ability to comment on every change/commit a user does has been a great way for us to track what everyone doing. It would be great if this commenting feature could be added to non-project sharing files as you can add comments/notes/remarks to your file that your working on, and go back through the history of that particular file and see what you've done and when. Cheers Tui