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Does anybody use 'data visualization' on a regular basis?

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Hi there,

 

I was wondering which part of the VW community is using 'data visualization'.

I'm asking, because I opened a thread in the wishlist section of this forum and do not get any support for it.

Link to entry in the wishlist section

 

So maybe may 'wish' isn't relevant or only a very small part of the community is actually making use of 'data visualization'...

 

Looking forward hearing from you

VvierA

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I use data visualisation all the time and really like it. It seems to be taking a bit of time to catch on as I don't think Vectorworks have really flagged-up what it can do. The one tutorial video that I could find was of a very dry example. The entertainment sector would find it really useful for identifying all sorts of criteria. One suggestion I think I've made before is that it would be really good when new features are implemented, if more wide-ranging video examples could be posted of how the software designers and engineers at Vectorworks actually envisaged these new features being used. That's more of a marketing thing though......

There are still some minor bugs with it and sometimes 3D geometry doesn't work in OpenGL where it does in Renderworks, and there is an issue with some 2D symbols and graphics compatibility which apparently are going to be fixed with the next service pack. So these teething troubles have possibly made it a little hard at first to understand fully.  

 

It is certainly the closest way of getting the much asked for capability that AutoCad has had for years and years of having a BYLAYER (class) functionality for geometry inserted within symbols.

 

It would be great if it could work alongside class overrides in Sheet Layer Viewports and I for one would like to see the functionality applied to design layers as well. Hopefully one day?

 

 

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I use data visalisation to check door/window data, custom and built-in. It's a great way to check on the floor plans, eg. which doors have a threshold, electric locks, opening/closing systems etc.

 

Much easier than clicking the door by hand and checking at the OIP. You get a glimpse of the whole floor at once.

 

 

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@markdd

Thank you, very interesting. I also think, that it can be a very powerful tool, but I fear, that a lot of users don't know that.

 

@JMR
Thank you JMR. Using it for internal quality control is another great thing. Of course in this case you won't miss the option to combine it parallel to class overrides.

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Coming to this very late @VvierA but I have used this to demonstrate to clients, meaning the other design firms that I train and support, how they can use it for creating different displays for various data embedded in imported shape files to illustrate land use, density etc. I for one have loved using it.

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@rowbear97

Yeah, I love it as well but I'd love it even more if it was usable along with class attributes override.

With this I could use it to highlight data or information in my regular drawings....

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