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FLOOR AND ROOF STYLES

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HOPE IN THE NEAR FUTURE VW CAN PRODUCE FLOOR AND ROOF STYLES AT LEAST SIMILAR TO STANDARS:

-CONCRETE

-TRUSS

-CONCRETE ON METAL DECK

-WOOD BEAMS

AND SO FORTH

REGARDS

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Can you be more specific?

Are you referring to creation or framing?

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Dunno about Don, but I'd like to see something similar to wall styles. With names, optional components and associated non-graphic data.

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Petri is right on this point. When we design floors and roofs we consider all the components associated with the that floor or roof, which give us a thickness, so when we make a section all those components give us that "sandwich". I think VW achieved this in its Wall Styles pretty well.

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And in addition to the above:

"Wall Style" type fills and a simple easy way to assign the tag "Structural Material" to non-standard objects for the purposes of displaying them in Section Viewports.

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I've been thinking this matter a bit, from quantity/costing point of view; considering how relevant data could be extracted with scripts.

While with wall styles it is possible to interrogate the style and find out the fill style (eg hatch) of each component, I think it would be more straightforward to have classes for the purpose.

So, my final (for the time being) wish is that floor and roof styles will use classes in component definition - and that wall styles are further developed in the same way.

There is certain merit in the current approach in wall styles (an additional data structure), but on the balance I believe classes would be both sufficient and better. (I think most people hate hatches, especially creating and editing them. True, a name only is enough, but nevertheless.)

The purpose of the script(s) is to generate raw data for processing in a relational database - which we are obviously not going to see inside VW, if my reading of some recent messages is correct.

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