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Max E

VW2018 Roof lights

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The ongoing updates are well received, although, WHY hasn't Vectorworks got a dedicated roof light tool????? Fix the basics first! Not happy.

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Hi

 

Many thanks. We are using this method already but its overly complicated in comparison to other packages. Should be a drag drop, size opening in object info, then drag to reposition. Get with the program, Vectorworks!!!! :/

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Max, now I get your point and I agree with it.  The current method is a tad laborious and not user friendly.

 

Vw should have a parametric roof light object that can be dragged and dropped into roof faces and moved and resized by dragging on its object handles.  

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@Max Eand @mike m oz

 

Agree - Yes please. Placement and control thereafter is soooo clunky. Especially with roofs, but still affects walls. 

 

The creation of roofs and walls is very similar and so I assume the control of 'inserts' is coded quite similarly. Both walls and roofs could do with code refreshing the way 'inserts' are placed and I use the phrase 'inserts' as I think that doors and windows (and any other objects that pass through ) should be able to share and be bound together in the same aperture as most designers want this flexibility. To be able to grab and move to another position is intuitive and is preferable in many situations. Obviously I'm not advocating that the tighter control offered by 'height in wall' or 'above slab' is lost - just supplemented by a degree of freedom to move quickly to "what if I move it here - what if it was a bit narrower there......" That's what design is all about - perhaps more so in the initial design stages.  

 

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I've found that inserted rooflights in 2018 are not visible - you can see the hole that the rooflight makes but not the rooflight itself. 

 

I've reverted to 2017 to keep working.

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Maurice

 

I feel that the whole skylight tool/system is very glitchy in VW! They need a dedicated parametric tool!!!! 

 

I would report this problem directly to VW

 

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On 14 September 2017 at 0:57 AM, mike m oz said:

Max, now I get your point and I agree with it.  The current method is a tad laborious and not user friendly.

 

Vw should have a parametric roof light object that can be dragged and dropped into roof faces and moved and resized by dragging on its object handles.  

Absolutely!! :)

 

 

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We hear you on this and do have this high on our list.

 

In the meantime, you might want to give the Velux Skylight plug-in a try:

 

 

You can download it from here. BTW: The download button for the plug-in incorrectly states "Download Vectorworks models":

http://www.veluxusa.com/professional/products/modular-skylights/cad-bim/vectorworks

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1 hour ago, Matt Panzer said:

We hear you on this and do have this high on our list.

 

In the meantime, you might want to give the Velux Skylight plug-in a try:

 

 

You can download it from here. BTW: The download button for the plug-in incorrectly states "Download Vectorworks models":

http://www.veluxusa.com/professional/products/modular-skylights/cad-bim/vectorworks

 

1 hour ago, Matt Panzer said:

We hear you on this and do have this high on our list.

 

In the meantime, you might want to give the Velux Skylight plug-in a try:

 

 

You can download it from here. BTW: The download button for the plug-in incorrectly states "Download Vectorworks models":

http://www.veluxusa.com/professional/products/modular-skylights/cad-bim/vectorworks

 

Thats really good to hear that its being looked at finally. The vellux modular plug in is almost there! Just needs to integrated into VW build and given a little more freedom with some of the settings! 

 

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